laser-induced nuclear polarization

laser-induced nuclear polarization

[′lā·zər in‚düst ¦nü·klē·ər ‚pō·lə·rə′zā·shən]
(nuclear physics)
A technique for making the spin vectors of an ensemble of nuclei point preferentially in one direction by means of an optical pumping process using either circularly or linearly polarized laser light. Abbreviated LINUP.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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