Magnetic Resonance

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Electron and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, held in Melbourne, August 1969, sponsored by the Australian Academy of Science

  • C. K. Coogan
  • Norman S. Ham
  • S. N. Stuart
  • J. R. Pilbrow
  • G. V. H. Wilson
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. S. D. Mahanti, L. Tterlikkis, T. P. Das
    Pages 91-118
  3. J. R. Asik, M. A. Ball, E. K. Cornell, Charles P. Slichter
    Pages 187-195
  4. J. Dupraz, B. Giovannini, R. Orbach, J. D. Riley, J. Zitkova
    Pages 197-226
  5. Chihiro Kikuchi, David R. Mason
    Pages 227-246
  6. A. Carrington, A. R. Fabris, B. J. Howard, N. J. D. Lucas
    Pages 289-308
  7. David M. Grant
    Pages 323-337
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 371-386

About these proceedings


TWENTY-FIVE years ago in Russia, Zavoisky made the first experimen­ tal observation of electron spin resonances; and a year later Purcell, Torrey and Pound at Harvard and Bloch, Hansen and Packard at Stanford ('The Harvard of the West') observed nuclear magnetic resonances for the first time. In both cases (ESR and NMR) the phenomena had been previously predicted, and Gorter - surely one of the most unlucky experimenters of our time - had made his noble attempts to detect magnetic resonances. Purcell et aZ. , having beaten their radar swords into scientific ploughshares, used a re­ 3 sonant coaxial cavity, filled the inductive part with 850 cm of paraffin, and produced a resonance with a signal-to-noise ratio of 20. They predicted that the sensitivity could be increased several hundred-fold and foresaw applications in determining magnetic mo­ ments, investigating spin-lattice coupling and measuring magnetic fields. Their letter reached the editor of Phys. Rev. on Christmas Eve 1945, and the basis of NMR in the solid state was laid. Bloch et aZ. , fortunately working independently, established the entirely different, crossed-coil approach to the observation of NMR in a water sample, which they doped with paramagnetic ions to reduce the relaxation times. They had laid the foundation of liquid-state NMR. Their letter to Phys. Rev. was received on 29 January 1946.


Atom NMR electron spin fields isotope liquid crystal magnetic field magnetic resonance magnetic resonance spectroscopy metals nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) radiation spectroscopy spin water

Editors and affiliations

  • C. K. Coogan
    • 1
  • Norman S. Ham
    • 1
  • S. N. Stuart
    • 1
  • J. R. Pilbrow
    • 2
  • G. V. H. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Chemical PhysicsCSIRO Chemical Research LaboratoriesClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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