Session L8: J. H. Van Vleck: Quantum Theory and Magnetism

2:30 PM–5:30 PM, Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Room: Ballroom C4

Sponsoring Unit: FHP
Chair: Chun Lin, University of Wisconsin

Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.MAR.L8.3

Abstract: L8.00003 : My interactions with J.H. Van Vleck as a student and colleague at Harvard

3:42 PM–4:18 PM

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  Nicolaas Bloembergen
    (University of Arizona)

In the summer of 1947 I participated as a graduate student in discussions with professors J.H. Van Vleck, C.J. Gorter and E.M. Purcell on exchange narrowing of magnetic resonance lines. Subsequent work on exchange broadening and narrowing in nuclear spin systems will be reviewed and interspersed with personal reminiscences.

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