A theory of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in graphene is presented. The canonical form of the electron-nucleus hyperfine interaction is strongly modified by the linear electronic dispersion. The NMR shift and spin-lattice relaxation time are calculated as a function of temperature, chemical potential, and magnetic field, and three distinct regimes are identified: Fermi-, Dirac-gas, and extreme quantum limit behaviors. A critical spectrometer assessment shows that NMR is within reach for fully C13 enriched graphene of reasonable size.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)