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https://doi.org/10.5194/mr-2021-50
https://doi.org/10.5194/mr-2021-50

  27 May 2021

27 May 2021

Review status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal MR.

The Lindbladian Form And The Reincarnation of Felix Bloch's Generalized Theory of Relaxation

Thomas Michael Barbara Thomas Michael Barbara
  • Advanced Imaging Research Center, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR 97239

Abstract. The relationship between the classic magnetic resonance density matrix relaxation theories of Bloch and Hubbard, and the modern Lindbladian master equation methods are explored. These classic theories are in full agreement with the latest results obtained by the modern methods. A careful scrutiny shows that this also holds true for Redfield’s later treatment, offered in 1965. The early contributions of Bloch and Hubbard to rotating frame relaxation theory are also highlighted. Taken together, these seminal efforts of Bloch and Hubbard can enjoy a new birth of contemporary relevance in magnetic resonance.

Thomas Michael Barbara

Status: open (until 03 Jul 2021)

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on mr-2021-50', Gottfried Otting, 12 Jun 2021 reply
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Tom Barbara, 14 Jun 2021 reply
  • RC1: 'Comment on mr-2021-50', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Jun 2021 reply
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Tom Barbara, 14 Jun 2021 reply
  • CC2: 'Comment on mr-2021-50', Malcolm Levitt, 14 Jun 2021 reply
    • AC5: 'Reply on CC2', Tom Barbara, 17 Jun 2021 reply
      • CC3: 'Reply on AC5', Malcolm Levitt, 17 Jun 2021 reply
  • RC2: 'Comment on mr-2021-50', Arthur Palmer, 14 Jun 2021 reply
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Tom Barbara, 14 Jun 2021 reply
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', Tom Barbara, 15 Jun 2021 reply

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The original theories of NMR relaxation Felix Bloch are exposed and explicated, thereby connecting these marginalized, but important scientific papers with the new modern approaches.