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Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Laser-polarized Noble Gases

  • William Happer

Abstract

There is hardly a corner of science or engineering that has not benefitted, often in the most improbable ways, by the fruits of Charles H. Townes’s work on microwave spectroscopy, masers and lasers. In this note, I will describe a promising new addition to the capabilities of magnetic resonance imaging that would have been unthinkable without the lasers that resulted from the pioneering work of Townes and Schawlow [1].

Keywords

Spin Polarization Spin Exchange Nuclear Polarization Binary Collision Spin Angular Momentum 
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