The authors describe the basics of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) phenomenon. They also review NMR-detectable nuclides, spina'spin relaxation (characterized by the exponential time constant T1), spin'lattice relaxation (T2), and relaxation related to local magnetic field homogeneity (T2*). Finally, the authors refer briefly to some applications of NMR in addition to magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


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  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Radiofrequency pulse
  • Spin'lattice relaxation
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    Neil, J., & Ackerman, J. J. H. (2014). Magnetic Resonance (MR); Overview. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (pp. 971-972). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00198-6