Coil homogeneity and the effect of rotor filling on the spectral resolution

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Spectral resolution depends upon the length (N) of the transform interval: N=F/ f, where f is the smallestfrequency difference which can be distinguished at a given sampling frequency F. f depends on the signal width,which, in turn, is influenced by the relaxation time of the sampled signal. Relaxation time is affected by theexternal magnetic field and the applied pulse sent to the sample through the transmitter/receiver coil. The pulselength homogeneity throughout this coil is a major factor affecting NMR resolution and also the sensitivity of themeasurement. So far, this fact is only considered when small sample amounts are used, where care should be takento place the sample in the centre of the coil to maximize the signal. However, no work has been presented as tohow much the top and bottom part of the sample might worsen the spectral resolution of the NMR spectrum.In this work NMR experiments have been performed where constant sample amounts of 2 mm fill height have beenmeasured at different heights in the rotor. At every height the absolute signal intensity and the half height widthof the signals were determined as indicators for sensitivity and spectral resolution. Furthermore relaxation timesat different heights were determined. Subsequently a rotor was filled with humic acid in the determined optimalregion and compared to spectra of a fully filled rotor and a rotor where the top and bottom areas were filled todetermine the contribution of the centre and outer regions in the rotor.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine0
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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