Echo or antiecho optimization with MQMAS sequence in solid-state MAS NMR using a JDK1.3 applet

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We have simulated the same experiment as that described in Example 1 using SIMPSON version 1.1.0, a general simulation program for solid-state NMR spectroscopy provided by M. Bak, J. T. Rasmussen, and N. C. Nielsen, J. Magn. Reson. 147, 296-330 (2000).

Simpson 1 for MQMAS

# spin-3/2 echo amplitude optimization
# with p1 in MQMAS sequence

spinsys {
  channels 23Na
  nuclei   23Na
  quadrupole 1 1 1e6 0 0 0 0

par {
  spin_rate        10000
  variable tsw     0.5
  sw               1.0e6/tsw
  np               41
  crystal_file     rep320
  gamma_angles     10
  start_operator   I1z
  verbose          1101
  variable rf      100000
  proton_frequency 400e6

proc pulseq {} {
  global par
  maxdt $par(tsw)

  matrix set 1 elements {{4 1}}

  matrix set detect elements {{2 3}}


  for {set i 1} {$i < $par(np)} {incr i} {

    pulse $par(tsw) $par(rf) x

    store 2

    filter 1

    pulse 1.5 $par(rf) x

    acq -y


    prop 2

proc main {} {
  global par

  fsave [fsimpson] $par(name).fid
  puts "Larmor frequency (Hz) of 23Na: "
  puts [resfreq 23Na $par(proton_frequency)]


File name.

Spin I = 3/2.
qcc = 1 MHz,
eta = 0.

10 kHz.
0.5 s increment.

1st pulse: 20 s.

100 kHz RF pulse.

0.5 s increment.

-3Q from
the 1st pulse,
density matrix

Central transition,
fictitious spin-1/2

No pulse,
no signal.

1st x-pulse is
variable pulse.

Save propagator
at the end of
1st x-pulse.

Select -3Q

The 2nd x-pulse
has 1.5 s length.

Receiver -y.

Reset propagator to
initial value.

Recall the propagator at the end of the 1st x-pulse.

SIMPSON uses gyromagnetic ratios provided by IUPAC for the determination of the Larmor frequency of a nucleus. For example:

23Na Larmor frequency = Proton Larmor frequency * 23Na gyromagnetic ratio / Proton gyromagnetic ratio;

400 MHz * 7.0808493 / 26.7522128 = 105.8731007 MHz.

This curve represents the simulated central-transition echo amplitude versus the first-pulse length p1 with SIMPSON for a spin I = 3/2 system excited by the MQMAS sequence.

Central-transition echo amplitude versus p1 simulated with SIMPSON

Correlation curve of SIMPSON versus JDK1.3 Java applet for the MQMAS sequence

This figure represents the correlation curve relating two simulations generated with SIMPSON (Simpson 1) and JDK1.3 Java applet (Example 1) for the MQMAS sequence applied to a spin I = 3/2 system.

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