Albert Attalla (1931-2014) was a pioneer of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). He worked as a scientist for Monsanto Research Corporation, Mound Laboratories, in Miamisburg, Ohio, writing many articles about his research, including "Lithium isotopic analysis by nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry."[1]


Albert Attalla was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on September 29, 1931, to Ida and Farris Attalla in their home.

Lithium Isotopic Analysis by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry, Albert Attalla and Ralph R. Eckstein, Anal. Chem., 1971, 43 (7), pp 949–950, DOI: 10.1021/ac60302a037, June 1971[1]
NMR Studies of the Helium Distribution in Uranium Tritide, Robert C. Bowman Jr. and Albert Attalla, Phys. Rev. B 16, 1828 – Published 1 September 1977[2]
Investigation of TiHx/KC1O4 and Boron/CaCrO4 Pyrotechnic Systems by Pulsed NMR, Majorie F Hauenstein and Albert Attalla, MLM, 2596, National Technical Information Services, 1979[3]


Albert Attalla died at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center[4] on May 26, 2014, of cardiac arrest after suffering from a brain hemorrhage on May 12. His wife and middle daughter were by his side when he passed. He donated his body to Research for Life[5] and after all tissue samples were taken, his body was cremated and returned to his family.

Albert is mentioned in the "Pray for the Deceased" section of the Church of St. Thomas More June 22, 2014, bulletin.[6]

Attalla, Albert.; Eckstein, Ralph R. (1971). "Lithium isotopic analysis by nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry". Analytical Chemistry. 43 (7): 949. doi:10.1021/ac60302a037.
Bowman, Robert; Attalla, Albert (1977). "Phys. Rev. B 16, 1828 (1977) - NMR studies of the helium distribution in uranium tritide". Physical Review B. 16 (5): 1828. Bibcode:1977PhRvB..16.1828B. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.16.1828.
Investigation of TiHx/KC1O4 and boron/CaCrO4 pyrotechnic systems by pulsed NMR. 1979. OCLC 6020784.
"Banner Thunderbird Medical Center – Glendale, Arizona". Archived from the original on 2014-09-06. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
"Research for Life | Whole Body Donation Organization and Non-transplant Tissue Bank".
"Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-09-07. Retrieved 2014-09-13.

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