NMR-Induced Recombination of Spin-Polarized Hydrogen Academic Article uri icon


  • The presence of an inverted population of H with very high electronic and nuclear spin polarization is confirmed with a new barometric-NMR method and by free-induction decay. With this new technique, the temperature dependence for the ratio of the two state-dependent recombination rate constants is measured. The rate of spin relaxation in the gas agrees with the latest theory, but relaxation on the surface is much faster than predicted, and there is an important surface one-body relaxation process. 1983 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Yurke, B., Denker, J. S., Johnson, B. R., Bigelow, N., Lvy, L. P., Lee, D. M., & Freed, J. H.

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Yurke, B||Denker, JS||Johnson, BR||Bigelow, N||Lévy, LP||Lee, DM||Freed, JH

publication date

  • April 1983