Gradient enhanced spectroscopy

Peter C. Van Zijl, Ralph E. Hurd

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This paper provides a brief overview of the personal recollections of the authors regarding their contributions to the introduction of shielded gradient technology into NMR spectroscopy during the late 1980s and early 1990s. It provides some background into early probe design and details some of the early technical progress with the use of shielded magnetic field gradients for coherence selection in high resolution NMR and describes the developments at General Electric, the National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that ultimately led to this technology becoming commonplace in modern NMR spectroscopy. Most of this early technical work was published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)474-476
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Coherence selection
  • Dephasing
  • ENC
  • Gradient-enhanced
  • Magnetic field gradients
  • Water suppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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