1 June 1992 Present and future applications of NMR to medicine and materials science
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Proceedings Volume 10309, Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science; 103090E (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283719
Event: SPIE Institutes for Advanced Optical Technologies 9, 1991, London, United Kingdom
Abstract
The phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) was first observed in the immediate post second-world-war period by two American physicists, working independently: Bloch at Stanford and Purcell at Harvard. Their observations were reported in 1946 in the same volume of Physical Review and led to the joint award of the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics. Once the details of the interaction had been worked out, and the chemical specificity had been appreciated, a period of instrumentational refinement followed before NMR took its place as arguably the most powerful analytical technique available to the organic chemist. The historical development of NMR and the basis of its analytical power are described in the companion article by Dr. J. Feeney.
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Peter Morris, Peter Morris, } "Present and future applications of NMR to medicine and materials science", Proc. SPIE 10309, Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science, 103090E (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2283719; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283719
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