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Extremely low-frequency spectroscopy in low-field nuclear magnetic resonance

By Giuseppe Pileio, Marina Carravetta and Malcolm H. Levitt

Abstract

We demonstrate a new phenomenon in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, in which nuclear spin transitions are induced by radio frequency irradiation at extremely low frequencies (of the order of a few Hz). Slow Rabi oscillations are observed between spin states of different exchange symmetry. These “forbidden” transitions are rendered weakly allowed by differential electronic shielding effects on the radio frequency field. We generate coherence between the singlet and triplet states of 15N-labeled nitrous oxide in solution, and estimate the scalar coupling between the two 15N nuclei with a precision of a few mHz

Topics: QD
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:145537
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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