Hyperpolarization (physics)

Hyperpolarization (physics)

Hyperpolarization is the nuclear spin polarization of a material far beyond thermal equilibrium conditions. It is commonly applied to gases such as 129Xe, 3He which are then used, for instance, in hyperpolarized magnetic resonance imaging.

External links

* [http://www.europhysicsnews.com/full/25/article9/article9.html Europhysics - "Take a breath of polarized noble gas"]
* [http://imaging.med.virginia.edu/hyperpolarized/human.htm University of Virginia - "Hyperpolarized Gas MR Imaging"]
* [http://ipn2.epfl.ch/LPMN/sdnpi/research_aboutDNP.html Swiss DNP Initiative - "DNP-NMR 13C Hyperpolarization"]


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