Journal of Magnetic Resonance
Volume 179, Issue 2 , April 2006, Pages 311-316
Homogeneous broadenings in 2D solid-state NMR of half-integer quadrupolar nuclei
J.P. Amoureux, J. Trébosc
UCCS, CNRS-8181, University of Lille-1, ENSCL Bâtiment C7, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France
The question of the homogeneous broadening that occurs in 2D solid-state NMR experiments is examined. This homogeneous broadening is mathematically introduced in a simple way, versus the irreversible decay rates related to the coherences that are involved during t1 and t2. We give the pulse sequences and coherence transfer pathways that are used to measure these decay rates. On AlPO4 berlinite, we have measured the 27Al echo-type relaxation times of the central and satellite transitions on 1Q levels, so that of coherences that are situated on 2Q, 3Q, and 5Q levels. We compare the broadenings that can be deduced from these relaxation times to those directly observed on the isotropic projection of berlinite with multiple-quantum magic-angle spinning (MAS), or satellite-transition MAS. We show that the choice of the high-resolution method, should be done according to the spin value and the corresponding homogeneous broadening.
Keywords: Magic-angle spinning NMR; Quadrupolar nuclei; Multiple-quantum MAS; Satellite-transition MAS; High-resolution; Homogeneous broadening