Observing Bragg-like diffraction via multiple coupled nuclear spins

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Using intermolecular multiple-quantum coherence (iMQC) we report the first observation of Bragg-like diffraction via multiple distantly coupled nuclear spins. A compact quantum-mechanical formalism has been developed for analytically calculating iMQCs. The diffraction of iMQCs of various orders has been studied in a two-dimensional array structure. It indicates that phase cycling and flip angle selection are crucial for accurately measuring iMQC and the specific iMQCs measured in previous studies were likely contaminated by undesired coherences. We have also examined the capability and the current limitation of applying iMQCs for structural studies. The observation of iMQC diffraction introduces a new method for studying collective dynamics. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tang, XP; Chin, CL; Bouchard, LS; Wehrli, FW; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • May 31, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 326 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 114 - 125

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9601

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.physleta.2004.04.017

Citation Source

  • Scopus