Accession Number : ADA244189

Title :   Background Suppression in MAS-NMR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1, 1 Mar-30 Nov 91,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : White, J. L. ; Beck, L. W. ; Ferguson, D. B. ; Haw, J. F.

Report Date : 12 DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : We report the use of pulse sequences for suppressing background signals from spinning modules used in magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR. These pulses sequences are based on spatially selective composite 90 deg pulses originally reported by Bax, which provide for no net excitation of spins outside the homogeneous region of the coil. We have achieved essentially complete suppression of background signals originating from our Vespel spinning modules (which uses a free-standing coil) in both 1H and 13C spectra without noticeable loss in signal intensity. Successful modification of both Bloch decay and cross-polarization pulse sequences to include spatially-selective pulses was essential in acquiring background free spectra for weak samples. Background suppression was also found to be particularly valuable for both T1 and T1p relaxation measurements.

Descriptors :   ANGLES, BACKGROUND, CROSS POLARIZATION, HOMOGENEITY, INTENSITY, LOW STRENGTH, PULSES, REGIONS, SAMPLING, SEQUENCES, SIGNALS, SPECTRA, SPINNING(MOTION), SUPPRESSION.

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE