Dynamics of radiation damping in nuclear magnetic resonance

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The time evolution of spins-1/2 subject to radiation damping, which is commonly encountered for solvent peaks at high field, is examined in detail. The well-known analytic results for rectangular pulses on undamped spin-1/2 systems are extended to the radiation damped case, and reveal surprisingly complex dynamics. Explanations in terms of Bloch vectors are also presented, and composite pulse sequences which would also be insensitive to radiation damping are proposed. In addition, gradient optimization programs were developed to find shaped π and π/2 pulses insensitive to radiation damping. The optimized pulses compensate for radiation damping effects even when the characteristic damping time is shorter than the pulse length. © 1989 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warren, WS; Hammes, SL; Bates, JL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 5895 - 5904

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.457458

Citation Source

  • Scopus