Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1992 12:00 AM

Description

The application of NMR imaging to problems in materials science, and in particular to nondestructive evaluation, has been hindered by a lack of appropriate NMR techniques to image rigid solids. NMR imaging of solids is made difficult by the typically broad NMR lines observed in the solid state. Molecular motion in liquids narrows the NMR line, making possible the high quality images obtained in medical imaging. The molecular motion present in some solids has been exploited to obtain NMR images materials such as elastomers [1,2]. Alternatively, the solid component of materials has been inferred from the absence of signals in NMR images of imbibed fluids. Here we discuss a class of NMR imaging methods which aim to reduce the apparent solid state linewidth to values approximating those in liquid samples.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

11A

Chapter

Chapter 2: Evolving Techniques

Section

Laser Ultrasonics

Pages

649-654

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-3344-3_83

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Multiple Pulse Line Narrowing: Approaches for Solid State NMR Imaging

Brunswick, ME

The application of NMR imaging to problems in materials science, and in particular to nondestructive evaluation, has been hindered by a lack of appropriate NMR techniques to image rigid solids. NMR imaging of solids is made difficult by the typically broad NMR lines observed in the solid state. Molecular motion in liquids narrows the NMR line, making possible the high quality images obtained in medical imaging. The molecular motion present in some solids has been exploited to obtain NMR images materials such as elastomers [1,2]. Alternatively, the solid component of materials has been inferred from the absence of signals in NMR images of imbibed fluids. Here we discuss a class of NMR imaging methods which aim to reduce the apparent solid state linewidth to values approximating those in liquid samples.