NMR studies on simple liquids in confinement
Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Hochschulstr. 6, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
Revised: 14 September 2010
Published online: 12 November 2010
NMR studies on liquids in various types of confinements are reviewed. The discussion includes results for the size, the morphology, and the filling of pores. Moreover, it deals with the phase behaviors, the local structures, and in particular, the local dynamics of confined liquids. Findings for soft and hard confinements of various sizes are considered. The main focus is on the time scales of and the mechanisms for dynamics of simple liquids in simple confinements. From the methodical point of view, the review is restricted to NMR work in homogeneous magnetic fields, i.e, field-gradient approaches are not included.
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