A Caltech Library Service

New approaches to ultrasensitive magnetic resonance

Bowers, C. R. and Buratto, S. K. and Carson, P. J. and Cho, H. M. and Hwang, J. Y. and Mueller, L. J. and Pizarro, P. J. and Shykind, D. N. and Weitekamp, D. P. (1991) New approaches to ultrasensitive magnetic resonance. In: Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection and Analysis: Techniques and Applications. Proceedings of SPIE. No.1435. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 36-50. ISBN 9780819405258.

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Spectroscopic methods tend to exhibit an inverse correlation between sensitivity and the ability to discriminate between similar structures. Were they obtainable with adequate sensitivity, magnetic resonance spectra could resolve structural controversies involving the nature of clusters, ions, semiconductor defects and catalytic intermediates. This paper describes several novel approaches to magnetic resonance, which have in common that the spins are coupled to other degrees of freedom in order to obtain nonequilibrium polarization and/or greater detection sensitivity. The methods under development include single-ion electron spin resonance (ESR) detected by ion trapping frequencies, catalyst NMR detected by the branching ratio to different spin symmetry species, and semiconductor nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) detected via the circular polarization of luminescence.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Additional Information:© 1991 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was supported by the Beckman Institute at Caltech, the National Science Foundation (CHE—9005964), and the Caltech Consortium in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Founding Members: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc. , Eastman Kodak Company, and Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. J.Y.H., P.J.P. and L.J.M are NSF Graduate Fellows. H.M.C is a Bantrell Fellow. S.K.B is an AT&T—Bell Laboratories Ph.D Scholar. D.P.W. is a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher—Scholar.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Caltech Beckman InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Caltech Consortium in Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringUNSPECIFIED
NSF Graduate Research FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Bantrell FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
AT&T Bell LaboratoriesUNSPECIFIED
Camille and Henry Dreyfus FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Other Numbering System:
Other Numbering System NameOther Numbering System ID
Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics8390
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:1435
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20181213-143630057
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:C. R. Bowers, Steve K. Buratto, Paul Carson, H. M. Cho, J. Y. Hwang, L. Mueller, P. J. Pizarro, David Shykind, Daniel P. Weitekamp, "New approaches to ultrasensitive magnetic resonance," Proc. SPIE 1435, Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection and Analysis: Techniques and Applications, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44229
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:91787
Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:19 Dec 2018 23:22
Last Modified:16 Nov 2021 03:44

Repository Staff Only: item control page