Elected: 1952
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Edward Raymond Andrew FRSE
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Raymond Andrew was one of the first physicists in the UK to get involved with the technique of nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr), developed just after the second world war in the USA. His career in this subject spanned the years from 1948 until his death. His contributions included the development of the technique as a structural tool in organic solids, the invention of the magic-angle method of narrowing the resonance lines in solids, an understanding of the effects of the nuclearquadrupole moment on both the static and dynamic aspects of nmr, and an early recognition and development of the application of the technique to biological studies.