Tuesday, May 16, 2006

JMR, Bodenhausen, Quadrupolar transfer pathways

Quadrupolar transfer pathways
Sasa Antonijevic and Geoffrey Bodenhausen

Journal of Magnetic Resonance

Volume 180, Issue 2 , June 2006, Pages 297-304

aLaboratoire de Résonance Magnétique Biomoléculaire, Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Batochime, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
bDépartement de Chimie, associé au CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 24 rue Lhomond 75231, Paris Cedex 05, France


A set of graphical conventions called quadrupolar transfer pathways is proposed to describe a wide range of experiments designed for the study of quadrupolar nuclei with spin quantum numbers I = 1, 3/2, 2, 5/2, etc. These pathways, which inter alea allow one to appreciate the distinction between quadrupolar and Zeeman echoes, represent a generalization of the well-known coherence transfer pathways. Quadrupolar transfer pathways not merely distinguish coherences with different orders -2I less-than-or-equals, slant p less-than-or-equals, slant +2I, but allow one to follow the fate of coherences associated with single transitions that have the same coherence order Click to view the MathML source but can be distinguished by a satellite order Click to view the MathML source.

Keywords: Coherence transfer pathways; Coherence order; Satellite order; Phase cycling; Quadrupolar echo

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