Self-diffusion of water in cartilage and cartilage components as studied by pulsed field gradient NMR.

@article{Knauss1999SelfdiffusionOW,
  title={Self-diffusion of water in cartilage and cartilage components as studied by pulsed field gradient NMR.},
  author={Robert Knauss and J{\"u}rgen Schiller and Gunter Fleischer and J{\"o}rg K{\"a}rger and Klaus Arnold},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={285-92}
}
Pulsed field gradient (PFG) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) was used to investigate the self-diffusion behavior of water molecules in cartilage, polymeric cartilage components, and different model polymers. The short-time self-diffusion coefficients (diffusion time delta approximately/= 13 msec) are found to decrease steadily with decreasing water content. This holds equally well for cartilage and cartilage components. The short-time diffusion coefficients are subjected to a rather nonspecific… CONTINUE READING