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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Resonance Methods

  1. Joseph P. Hornak

Published Online: 18 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471266965.com065.pub2

Characterization of Materials

Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Hornak, J. P. 2012. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Characterization of Materials. 1–15.

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  1. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2012


Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a common imaging modality in clinical settings because of its excellent ability to discriminate between different soft tissues or matter. For this same reason, MRI is a useful analytical tool for characterizing materials. This article covers the theory and capabilities of MRI as applied to the studies of materials.


  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)