Hahn is one of the outstanding physicists of the second half of the twentieth century. From his original discovery of spin echoes and his demonstration of nuclear free induction decay stem the most important methods of modern nuclear magnetic resonance. The wide impact of these methods in physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine is fully acknowledged. In addition, his fundamental contributions in nuclear quadruple echo phenomena, level crossing techniques, self
induced transparency and laser physics have been of paramount importance. This book has been designed as a tribute to Hahn at his seventieth birthday. The articles present a
stimulating, challenging and, perhaps, controversial contribution to the scientific literature which will be read advantageously by students and research workers from the fields of nuclear magnetic resonance in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and medical imaging together with electron spin resonance and laser optics. The contributors include the foremost researchers in magnetic resonance, among them A. Abragam, M. Bloom, R.R. Ernst, R. Freeman, M.P. Klein, P. Mansfield,
M. Mehring, W.B. Mims, R.E. Norberg, A. Pines, A.G. Redfield, R.E. Richards, C.P. Slichter, and J.S. Waugh.
'there are now few branches of experimental science which are not touched by NMR in some way ... Many beautiful examples are described in this book.'
Philosophical Magazine B, 1993, Vol. 68, No.1
`This is not just another collection of specialist articles. It is a coherent and stimulating account of fields of research that have grown out of the papers of E L Hahn. The admiration for Hahn, the scientist and the man, pulses and echoes out from each essay, and the book is a veritable cornucopia of the science and much of the history of magnetic resonance. It is one of the most interesting books I have read. It will become one of the classics of the
literature of magnetic resonance spectroscopy.'
Faraday Transactions: Issue 22 (Nov 1993)
The echo phenomenon; Pulsed NMR in solids then and now; New angles in motional averaging; The multidimensional importance of time-domain magnetic resonance; NMR and enzymes; Spin echoes and thermodynamics; Thermodynamics of Hartmann-Hahn cross-polarization; On the possibility of nuclear self-spin-locking in ferromagnets; High-temperature superconductivity and an apparent breakdown of causality; Spin choreography; The two-pulse spin echo revisited; Deuteron
multiple echoes; Spin echoes and the dynamic properties of membranes; Imaging by nuclear magnetic resonance; Clinical imaging; Pulsed electron-nuclear spectroscopy and the study of metalloprotein active
sites; Electron spin echo envelope modulation studies of mixed valence manganese complexes: applications to the catalytic manganese cluster of photosynthetic oxygen evolution; Nuclear orientation via electron spin locking in Si:B; Coherent Raman beats in electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy; Time evolution of electron-nuclear cross-polarization in radiofrequency induced optical nuclear spin polarization; Optical excitation and detection of spin precession; Quantum beat echoes.