Peter B. Weichman

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The general theory of nuclear magnetic resonance ~NMR! imaging of large electromagnetically active systems is considered. We emphasize particularly noninvasive geophysical applications such as the imaging of subsurface water content. We derive a general formula for the NMR response voltage, valid for arbitrary transmitter and receiver loop geometry and(More)
We review a striking array of recent experiments and their theoretical interpretations on the superfluid transition in 4He in the presence of a heat flux Q . We define and evaluate a new set of critical point exponents. The statics and dynamics of the superfluid-normal interface are discussed, with special attention to the role of gravity. If Q is in the(More)
The problem of coherent vortex and zonal jet formation in a system of oceanic or planetary nonlinear Rossby waves is considered from the point of view of the late time steady state achieved by free decay of a given initial state. Statistical equilibrium equations respecting all conservation laws are constructed for a broad class of models, generalizing(More)
A concise, somewhat personal, review of the problem of superfluidity and quantum criticality in regular and disordered interacting Bose systems is given, concentrating on general features and important symmetries that are exhibited in different parts of the phase diagram, and that govern the different possible types of critical behavior. A number of exact(More)
Doppler shift corrections to ocean acoustic signals are complicated by the multi-spatial-scale structure of the ocean medium, resulting in a multi-time-scale structure of the acoustic Green function. Repeated reflections and refractions lead in general to an infinite number of acoustic paths or modes, with different times of flight, connecting source and(More)
It was recently demonstrated [Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 143908 (2003)] that the scattered electric field from highly conducting targets following a rapidly terminated electromagnetic pulse displays a universal t(-1/2) power law divergence at early time. It is now shown that for strongly permeable targets, micro(c)/micro(b)>>1, where micro(b) is the background(More)
The general theory of surface NMR imaging of large electromagnetically active systems is considered, motivated by geophysical applications. A general imaging equation is derived for the NMR voltage response, valid for arbitrary transmitter and receiver loop geometry and arbitrary conductivity structure of the sample. When the conductivity grows to the point(More)
The time-domain response of highly conducting targets following a rapidly terminated electromagnetic pulse displays three distinct regimes: early, intermediate, and late time. The intermediate and late times are characterized by a superposition of exponentially decaying eigenmodes. At early time an ever increasing number of rapidly decaying modes(More)
We study in light of recent ellipsometry, vapor pressure isotherm and specific-heat measurements on the thermodynamics of adsorbed thin films on graphite, the connection between the layering phase diagrams of thin films on periodic substrates and the thermodynamics of the solid-vapor interface of a semi-infinite crystal. The latter is the limit of the(More)
Motivated by the recent application of the Earth-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique to the detection and mapping of subsurface groundwater (to depths of 100 m or so), and making use of a recently developed theory of the method, we consider in detail the resulting inverse problem, namely the inference of the subsurface water distribution from a(More)