Dynamic-angle spinning of quadrupolar nuclei

K. T. Mueller, B. Q. Sun, G. C. Chingas, J. W. Zwanziger, T. Terao, A. Pines

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In dynamic-angle spinning (DAS), a sample spins around an axis inclined at an angle φ(t) with respect to the magnetic field such that the averages of Pn(cos φ) are zero. The simplest case is where φ(t) assumes two discrete values φ1 and φ2 (complementary DAS angles) such that the averages of P2(cos φ) and P4(cos φ) are zero, thereby removing second-order quadrupolar (and dipolar) broadening. Examples of DAS complementary angles are φ1 = 37.38° and φ2 = 79.19°. Experimental details for DAS experiments are provided and applications to sodium-23 and oxygen-17 NMR illustrate the enhanced resolution achieved by removing the second-order broadening inherent in magic-angle spinning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-487
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance (1969)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 15 1990


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