Dissipative Processes in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonances of Superfluid Liquid 3He

  • Vinay Ambegaokar


A framework is given for the inclusion of relaxation processes in the theory of NMR in the superfluid phases of liquid 3He, which allows one to compare two recent phenomenological theories. The effects of dissipation on large amplitude longitudinal ringing experiments are discussed.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Dissipative Process Spin Angular Momentum Fixed Orientation Equal Time Commutator 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vinay Ambegaokar
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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