The principle of reciprocity

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Journal titleJournal of Magnetic Resonance
Pages344346; # of pages: 3
SubjectSignal-to-noise; Reciprocity
AbstractThe circumstances surrounding the realisation that NMR signal reception could be quantified in a simple fundamental manner using Lorentz’s Principle of Reciprocity are described. The poor signal-to-noise ratio of the first European superconducting magnet is identified as a major motivating factor, together with the author’s need to understand phenomena at a basic level. A summary is then given of the thought processes leading to the very simple pseudo-static formula that has been the basis of signal-to-noise calculations for over a generation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Biodiagnostics; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number19703838
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