Improving Accuracy in DOSY and Diffusion Measurements Using Triaxial Field Gradients

Peter Kiraly, Iain R C Swan, Mathias Nilsson, Gareth Morris

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    Abstract

    NMR measurements of diffusion in solution, whether primarily quantitative, or, (as in DOSY, Diffusion-Ordered Spectroscopy) qualitative, can be particularly demanding. Here we show how the use of appropriate transverse (x, y) pulsed field gradients, orthogonal to the more usual z axis pulsed field gradient applied along the long axis of the sample, can greatly reduce two important sources of systematic error in diffusion experiments. These are the extra signal attenuation caused by sample convection, and gradient-dependent signal phase shifts caused by the magnetic field and field-frequency lock disturbances generated by field gradient pulses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24–30
    JournalJOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE
    Volume270
    Early online date17 Jun 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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