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Renato Murback

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- What is the relation between the nuclear shape (or charge distribution) and the nuclear spin?

I'm beginner in NMR studies and now I'm studying quadrupole interaction. In this case, spins larger than 1/2 have a non-spherical charge distribution and this asymmetry interacts with external electric fields.

But the question is: What is the relation between the nuclear shape (or charge distribution) and the nuclear spin? I know spin 1/2 has a spherical shape, and larger spins have differents shapes.... But why? How nuclear spins implies the nuclear shape?

Thank you very much for your attention

But the question is: What is the relation between the nuclear shape (or charge distribution) and the nuclear spin? I know spin 1/2 has a spherical shape, and larger spins have differents shapes.... But why? How nuclear spins implies the nuclear shape?

Thank you very much for your attention