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Basic books in order of increasing complexity or specialization

  1. R. K. Harris, "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: A Physicochemical View", Pitman, London, 1983
  2. T. C. Farrar, "Pulse Nuclear Magnetic Resonance", Farragut Press, Chicago, 1989 (UF Marston, QC 762 .F37x 1989)
  3. E. Fukushima and S. B. W. Roeder, "Experimental Pulse NMR: A Nuts and Bolts Approach", Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 1981
  4. R. R. Ernst, G. Bodenhausen, and A. Wokaun, "Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in One and Two Dimensions", Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1987
  5. M. Goldman, "Quantum Description of High-Resolution NMR in Liguids", Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988
  6. R. Kimmich, "NMR: Tomography, Diffusometry, Relaxometry", Springer, Berlin, 1997
  7. C. P. Slichter, "Principles of Magnetic Resonance", Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1980
  8. A. Abragam, "The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism", Oxford University Press, London, 1961

Introductory NMR papers of interest, in the same order as above

  1. G. E. Pake, "Magnetic Resonance", Scientific American 199, 58, August 1958
  2. O. R. Frisch, "Molecular Beams", Scientific American 212, 58, May 1965
  3. R. A. Shulman, "NMR Spectroscopy of Living Cells", Scientific American 248(1), 86, 1983
  4. R. G. Brewer and E. L. Hahn, "Atomic Memory", Scientific American 251(6), 50 (1984)
  5. F. Bloch, "The principle of nuclear induction" Science 118, 425 (1953)
  6. E. M. Purcell, "Research in nuclear magnetism", Science 118, 431 (1953)

Basic papers in chronological order

  1. F. Bloch and I. I. Rabi, "Atoms in variable magnetic fields", Rev. Mod. Phys. 17, 237 (1945)
  2. E. M. Purcell, H. C. Torrey and R. V. Pound, "Resonance absorption by nuclear magnetic moments in a solid", Phys. Rev. 69, 37 (1946)
  3. F. Bloch, W. W. Hansen and M. Packard, "Nuclear induction", Phys. Rev. 69, 127 (1946)
  4. F. Bloch, "Nuclear Induction", Phys. Rev. 70, 460 (1946)
  5. F. Bloch, Hansen and M. Packard, "The nuclear induction experiment", Phys. Rev. 70, 474 (1946)
  6. N. Bloembergen, E. M. Purcell and R. V. Pound, "Relaxation effects in NMR absorption", Phys. Rev. 73, 679 (1948)
  7. E. L. Hahn, "Spin echoes", Phys. Rev. 80, 580 (1950)
  8. E. B. McNeil, C. P. Slichter, and H. S. Gutowsky, "Slow beats in 19F nuclear spin echoes", Phys. Rev. 84, 1245 (1951)
  9. E. L. Hahn and D. E. Maxwell, "Chemical shift and field independent frequency modulation of spin echo envelope", Phys. Rev. 84, 1246 (1951)
  10. E. L. Hahn and D. E. Maxwell, "Spin echo measurements of nuclear spin coupling in molecules", Phys. Rev. 88, 1070 (1952)
  11. H. Y. Carr and E. M. Purcell, "Effects of diffusion on free precession in nuclear magnetic resonance experiments", Phys. Rev. 94, 630 (1954)
  12. I. I. Rabi, N. F. Ramsey and J. Schwinger, "Use of ratating coordinates in magnetic resonance problems", Rev. Mod. Phys. 26, 167 (1954)
  13. I. Solomon, "Relaxation processes in a system of two spins", Phys. Rev. 99, 559 (1955)
  14. H. C. Torrey, "Bloch equations with diffusion terms", Phys. Rev. 104, 563 (1956)
  15. S. Meiboom and D. Gill, "Modified spin-echo method for measuring nuclear relaxation times", Rev. Sci. Instru. 29, 688 (1958)
  16. E. O. Stehskal, and J. E. Tanner, "Spin diffusion measurements: Spin echoes in the presence of a time-dependent field gradient", J. Chem. Phys. 42, 288 (1965)
  17. R. R. Ernst and W. A. Anderson, "Application of Fourier transform spectroscopy to magnetic resonance", Rev. Sci. Instru. 37, 93 (1966)

Basic papers on the quantum description of NMR, in order of increasing complexity or specialization

  1. R. P. Feynman, F. L. Vernon, Jr. and R. W. Hellwarth, "Geometrical representation of the Schroedinger equation for solving maser problems', J. Appl. Phys. 28, 49 (1957)
  2. O. W. Sorensen, G. W. Eich, M. H. Levitt, G. Bodenhausen and R. R. Ernst, "Product operator formalism for the description of NMR pulse experiments", Prog. NMR Spect. 16, 163 (1983)
  3. A. Wokaun and R. R. Ernst, "Selective excitation and detection in multilevel spin systems: Application of single transition operators", J. Chem. Phys. 67, 1752 (1977)
  4. G. Bodenhausen, H. Kogler and R. R. Ernst, "Selection of coherence-transfer pathways in pulse NMR experiments", J. Magn. Reson. 58, 370 (1984)
  5. R. H. Dicke, "Coherence in spontaneous radiation processes", Phys. Rev. 93, 99 (1954)

Imaging books in same order as above

  1. D. G. Gadian, "Nuclear magnetic resonance and its applications to living systems", Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982
  2. P. Mansfield and P. G. Morris, "NMR Imaging in Biomedicine", Academic Press, New York, 1982
  3. P. T. Callaghan, "Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Microscopy", Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1991
  4. D. Le Bihan (editor), "Diffusion and Perfusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Application to Functional MRI", Raven Press, New York, 1995

Imaging papers in same order as above

  1. I. L. Pykett, 'NMR Imaging in Medicine', Scientific American 246(5), 78 (1982)
  2. P. A. Bottomley, 'NMR imaging techniques and applications: A review', Rev. Sci. Instrum 53, 1319 (1982)
  3. W. S. Hinshaw and A. H. Lent, 'An introduction to NMR imaging: From the Bloch equation to the imaging equation', Proc. IEEE 71, 338 (1983)
  4. W. P. Aue, E. Bartholdi and R. R. Ernst, 'Two-dimensional spectroscopy. Application to nuclear magnetic resonance', J. Chem. Phys. 64, 2229 (1976)
  5. T. L. Wolff and R. S. Balaban, "Magnetization Transfer Contrast (MTC) and Tissue Water Proton Relaxation in Vivo", Magn. Reson. Med. 10, 135 (1989)

Useful mathematics books and papers

  1. E. Oran Brigham, "The fast Fourier transform", Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1974