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What is magnetic resonance?

Magnetic resonance is an analytical technique based on a property of matter called spin. Magnetic resonance techniques include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron spin resonance (ESR), and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). Magnetic resonance imaging is used by clinicians to produce tomographic images of the inside of the human body. MRI is also used by scienetists to study materials as it is a non-destructive imaging technique. Nuclear magnetic resonance is used by scientists to study the structure and dynamics of molecules. Electron spin resonance (ESR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) are used by scientists to study structure and reactions of free radicals and transition metal ions. Magnetic resonance techniques are generally non-invasive and non-destructive. To learn more about magnetic resonance techniques, please visit the hypertext books The Basics of MRI and The Basics of NMR.

 


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