On spins

The Spin Zoo

MR-Physics, Department of Medical Radiology, University Hospital of Basel

“Some people believe that spins are just a quantum mechanical property of nuclei. However, spins are very small but lovely animals. And they like magnetic fields. We have collected some spins that used to live in our MR scanner, and we put them into our spin zoo.”

See the Spin Zoo, and click on the .gif file links for animation of magnetisation vector evolutions.