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Electron Precession versus Proton Precession in a Magnetometer?

  1. May 14, 2008 #1
    Hello,

    Why is it that electron precession is not used in addition to proton precession in a proton precession magnetometer? It seems to me that when the frequencies are emitted as the protons precess that the electrons would do precessing at the same time and provide a secondary frequency to observe. Observing a second frequency would provide a better signal to noise for processing and perhaps may decay faster or slower providing a signal that is better at different times or different situations. I imagine there is a fundamental reason why this is not done but I can't find anything on the web that talks to this.

    Thanks,
    Xerxes73
     
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