NMR detection with an atomic magnetometer

I. M. Savukov, M. V. Romalis

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We demonstrate detection of NMR signals using a noncryogenic atomic magnetometer and describe several novel applications of this technique. A nuclear spin-precession signal from water is detected using a spin-exchange-relaxation-free potassium magnetometer. We also demonstrate detection of less than 1013 129Xe atoms whose NMR signal is enhanced by a factor of 540 due to Fermi-contact interaction with K atoms. The possibility of using a multichannel atomic magnetometer for fast 3D magnetic resonance imaging is also discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number123001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

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  • General Physics and Astronomy

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