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Magnetic Resonance Studies of Lunar Samples

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Science  30 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3918, pp. 709-711
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3918.709


Electron spin resonance searches at 9.5 gigahertz on several fines samples and portions of several rocks have yielded signals whose lineshapes and temperature dependences show that the samples are principally ferromagnetic in nature. Proton magnetic resonance searches at 60 megahertz of these samples have not revealed any signals ascribable to water or any other types of hydrogen in concentrations greater than 0.0001 percent by weight contained in narrow lines (5 oersteds wide or less) and 0.01 percent by weight in wide lines (as wide as 100 oersteds).

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