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Title: Relaxation time estimation in surface NMR

NMR relaxation time estimation methods and corresponding apparatus generate two or more alternating current transmit pulses with arbitrary amplitudes, time delays, and relative phases; apply a surface NMR acquisition scheme in which initial preparatory pulses, the properties of which may be fixed across a set of multiple acquisition sequence, are transmitted at the start of each acquisition sequence and are followed by one or more depth sensitive pulses, the pulse moments of which are varied across the set of multiple acquisition sequences; and apply processing techniques in which recorded NMR response data are used to estimate NMR properties and the relaxation times T.sub.1 and T.sub.2* as a function of position as well as one-dimensional and two-dimension distributions of T.sub.1 versus T.sub.2* as a function of subsurface position.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1347572
Assignee:
VISTA CLARA INC. CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,599,688
Application Number:
13/750,984
Contract Number:
FG02-08ER84979
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 25
Research Org:
VISTA CLARA INC. Mukilteo, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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