The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2007 Edition
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Purcell, Edward Mills

  • Nicolaas Bloembergen
Reference work entry

BornTaylorville, Illinois, USA, 30 August 1912

DiedCambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 7 March 1997
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Selected References

  1. Berg, H. C. and E. M. Purcell (1977). “Physics of Chemoreception.” Biophysical Journal 20: 193–219.ADSGoogle Scholar
  2. Bloembergen, N., E. M. Purcell, and R. V. Pound (1948). “Relaxation Effects in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Absorption.” Physical Review 73: 679–712. (Often referred to as BPP.)ADSGoogle Scholar
  3. Ewen, H. I. and E. M. Purcell (1951). “Observation of a Line in the Galactic Radio Spectrum: Radiation from Galactic Hydrogen at 1,420 Mc./sec.” Nature 168: 356–358.ADSGoogle Scholar
  4. Mattson, James and Merrill Simon (1996). “Edward M. Purcell.” In The Pioneers of NMR and Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Ramat Gan, Israel: Bar‐Ilan University, pp. 171–260. (Purcell said he was pleased with this account and that it accurately reflected his scientific endeavors.)Google Scholar
  5. Pound, Robert V. (2000). “Edward Mills Purcell.” Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences 78: 183–204.Google Scholar
  6. Purcell, E. M. (1969). “On the Alignment of Interstellar Dust.” Physica 41: 100–127.ADSGoogle Scholar
  7. ——— (1977). “Life at Low Reynolds Number.” American Journal of Physics 45: 3–11.ADSGoogle Scholar
  8. Purcell, E. M. and Paul R. Shapiro (1977). “A Model for the Optical Behavior of Grains with Resonant Impurities.” Astrophysical Journal 214: 92–105.ADSGoogle Scholar
  9. Purcell, E. M. and L. Spitzer, Jr. (1971). “Orientation of Rotating Grains.” Astrophysical Journal 167: 31–62.ADSGoogle Scholar
  10. Purcell, E. M., H. C. Torrey, and R. V. Pound (1946). “Resonance Absorption by Nuclear Magnetic Moments in a Solid.” Physical Review 69: 37–38.ADSGoogle Scholar

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  • Nicolaas Bloembergen

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