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129 Xe Relaxation and Rabi Oscillations


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Mark E. Limes
    Pages 1-11
  3. Mark E. Limes
    Pages 13-64
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 105-136

About this book


This thesis describes longitudinal nuclear relaxation measurements of solid 129Xe near 77 K with previously unattainable reproducibility, and demonstrates differences in relaxation, dependent upon the way in which the solid is condensed. These results are directly applicable to the generation and storage of large quantities of hyperpolarized 129Xe for various applications, such as lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The thesis features a sophisticated theoretical approach to these data sets, including modifications to a well-established Raman-phonon scattering theory that may explain the larger scatter in and discrepancies with previous work.


129Xe relaxation Award-winning PhD thesis Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Hyperpolarized 129Xe Longitudinal nuclear relaxation measurements Magnetic resonance theory Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Rabi oscillation envelopes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Postdoctoral ResearcherPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

About the authors

Research performed at the University of Utah.

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