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  1. Optical spectra and spin-Hamiltonian parameters of trivalent ytterbium in lead tungstate

    W-L Feng; X-M Li

    2011-01-01

    By using crystal-field theory, the optical spectra and spin-Hamiltonian parameters (abbr. SH parameters, i.e. the anisotropic factors $g_{\\|} g_{⊥}$, and hyperfine structure constants $A_{\\|}, A_{⊥}$) of 171Yb3+ and 173Yb3+ isotopes in the tetragonal PbWO4 are calculated. The theoretical results agree well with the experimental values. The crystal-field parameters and the signs of the hyperfine structure constants for both 171Yb3+ and 173Yb3+ isotopes are determined. The validities of the theoretical results are discussed.

  2. Density functional theory calculations of the nuclear magnetic resonance spin-Hamiltonian parameters for two polyamines of prostate tissue: spermidine and spermine

    1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin-Hamiltonian parameters: chemical shifts δ and spin–spin coupling constants J have been calculated for the two polyamines: spermidine and spermine present in prostate tissue. Molecules in the gas phase as well as in solution in water have been investigated using density functional theory calculations. From calculated δ and J values, NMR spectra have been simulated and compared to the experimental ones we acquired at 400 MHz for each polyamine in solution in D2O. From these comparisons, reliable NMR parameters are proposed for spermidine and spermine, among which the J constants were until now unknown for these two molecules

  3. Density functional theory calculations of the nuclear magnetic resonance spin-Hamiltonian parameters for two polyamines of prostate tissue: spermidine and spermine

    Atieh, Z.; Allouche, A. R.; Graveron-Demilly, D.; Fauvelle, F.; Aubert-Frécon, M.

    2009-10-01

    1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin-Hamiltonian parameters: chemical shifts δ and spin-spin coupling constants J have been calculated for the two polyamines: spermidine and spermine present in prostate tissue. Molecules in the gas phase as well as in solution in water have been investigated using density functional theory calculations. From calculated δ and J values, NMR spectra have been simulated and compared to the experimental ones we acquired at 400 MHz for each polyamine in solution in D2O. From these comparisons, reliable NMR parameters are proposed for spermidine and spermine, among which the J constants were until now unknown for these two molecules.

  4. Calculations of the electronic levels, spin-Hamiltonian parameters and vibrational spectra for the CrCl3 layered crystals

    Avram, C. N.; Gruia, A. S.; Brik, M. G.; Barb, A. M.

    2015-12-01

    Calculations of the Cr3+ energy levels, spin-Hamiltonian parameters and vibrational spectra for the layered CrCl3 crystals are reported for the first time. The crystal field parameters and the energy level scheme were calculated in the framework of the Exchange Charge Model of crystal field. The spin-Hamiltonian parameters (zero-field splitting parameter D and g-factors) for Cr3+ ion in CrCl3 crystals were obtained using two independent techniques: i) semi-empirical crystal field theory and ii) density functional theory (DFT)-based model. In the first approach, the spin-Hamiltonian parameters were calculated from the perturbation theory method and the complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method. The infrared (IR) and Raman frequencies were calculated for both experimental and fully optimized geometry of the crystal structure, using CRYSTAL09 software. The obtained results are discussed and compared with the experimental available data.

  5. On the non-standard rhombic spin Hamiltonian parameters derived from Moessbauer spectroscopy and magnetism-related measurements

    The orthorhombic standardization of spin Hamiltonian parameters is increasingly adopted in the electron magnetic resonance area. The aim of this paper is to elucidate the ramifications of orthorhombic standardization for other spectroscopic and magnetic techniques, which also employ the spin Hamiltonian formalism. This is illustrated by examples derived from the Moessbauer spectroscopy, magnetic moments and magnetic susceptibility, photoinduced changes of magnetization, and other magnetism-related measurements. Implications of standardization in the studies of magnetic ordering, Haldane gap for integer spin systems, the macroscopic quantum tunnelling of magnetization, specific heat measurements, the spin wave theory, and inelastic neutron scattering are also discussed. Several sets of the non-standard zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameters for transition ions at orthorhombic symmetry sites, expressed in various notations and units, are standardized. Calculations are performed using the computer package CST, which yields the standardized ZFS parameter sets. The results are presented in a unified way in the extended Stevens notation bkq and units of cm-1 together with the conventional D and E parameters, which prevail in the studies dealt with in this paper. This enables a direct comparison with the available data for similar ion/host systems. The standardization reveals several inconsistencies in interpretation of the experimental data obtained by various techniques

  6. Research on the optical band positions, spin-Hamiltonian parameters and atom-position parameter of Co2+ ion in CdSe crystal

    The optical band positions and EPR (or spin-Hamiltonian) parameters (g factors g//, g⊥ and zero-field splitting D) of Co2+ ion in the trigonally-distorted tetrahedral Cd2+ site of CdSe crystal are calculated simultaneously from the complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method (CDM) based on the two-spin–orbit-parameter model. This model contains the contributions to the spectral data from both the spin–orbit parameters of central dn ion (i.e., one-spin–orbit-parameter model) in the conventional crystal-field theory and that of ligand ions via covalence effect. The calculated 12 optical band positions and three spin-Hamiltonian parameters using four adjustable parameters show reasonable agreement with the experimental values. The local atom-position parameter uloc (where the corresponding parameter u in the host CdSe crystal is unlikely) in the Co2+ center is also estimated from the calculations. The calculations of these spectral data from the CDM based on the conventional one-spin–orbit parameter model are also made for comparison. It is found that the calculated optical band positions are also close to the experimental values, but the calculated spin-Hamiltonian parameters are in poor agreement with the observed values. So, for the unified and reasonable calculations of optical and EPR data of dn ions in crystals (in particular, in the cases of ligand with large spin–orbit parameter), the CDM based on the two-spin–orbit-parameter model should be applied. - Highlights: • Fifteen optical and EPR data of Co2+ center in CdSe are calculated together. • Calculation is using the complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method (CDM). • The CDM based on the two-spin–orbit-parameter model is more reasonable. • Local atom-position parameter in Co2+ center in CdSe is obtained from calculation

  7. Monoclinic and orthorhombic standardization of spin-Hamiltonian parameters for rare-earth centers in various crystals

    Rudowicz, C. Z.; Madhu, S. B.

    2000-05-01

    In a previous paper the standardization of the spin-Hamiltonian (SH) parameters for transition-metal ions at orthorhombic symmetry sites was dealt with using the computer package CST. In this paper the non-standard SH parameters for rare-earth ions at monoclinic and orthorhombic symmetry sites in various crystals, identified in an extensive literature survey, have been unified and standardized. The original non-standard zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter sets given in various (i) parameter and operator notations, (ii) units and (iii) conventions for the axis systems are converted and presented in a unified way. Both the monoclinic- and orthorhombic-type standardization provided by the CST package have been employed. All the standardized ZFS parameters are expressed in the extended Stevens (ES) notation bqk and in units of 10 -4 cm -1. The transformations Si required and the ratio ??? B22/ B02? b22/ b02 and ?? E/ D are also provided in the tables. Implications of the standardization for the axis system used and interpretation of the EPR results are discussed, thus revealing several inconsistencies in the original papers. It is concluded that the results presented may facilitate future determination of the ZFS parameters by EPR and increase the reliability of data.

  8. Local structure distortion and spin Hamiltonian parameters of oxide-diluted magnetic semiconductor Mn-doped ZnO

    The local structure distortion, the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters, and the electric fine structure of the ground state for Mn2+ (3d5) ion in ZnO crystals are systematically investigated, where spinspin (SS), spinother-orbit (SOO) and orbitorbit (OO) magnetic interactions, besides the well-known spin-orbit (SO) coupling, are taken into account for the first time, by using the complete diagonalization method. The theoretical results of the second-order zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D, the fourth-order ZFS parameter (a-F), the Zeeman g-factors: g// and g?, and the energy differences of the ground state: ?1 and ?2 for Mn2+ in Mn2+: ZnO are in good agreement with experimental measurements when the three O2 ions below the Mn2+ ion rotate by 1.085 away from the [111]-axis. Hence, the local structure distortion effect plays an important role in explaining the spectroscopic properties of Mn2+ ions in Mn2+: ZnO crystals. It is found for Mn2+ ions in Mn2+: ZnO crystals that although the SO mechanism is the most important one, the contributions to the SH parameters, made by other four mechanisms, i.e. SS, SOO, OO, and SO?SS?SOO?OO mechanisms, are significant and should not be omitted, especially for calculating ZFS parameter D. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  9. Research on the optical band positions, spin-Hamiltonian parameters and atom-position parameter of Co2+ ion in CdSe crystal

    Mei, Yang; Zheng, Wen-Chen; Peng, Ren-Ming; Wei, Cheng-Fu

    2015-10-01

    The optical band positions and EPR (or spin-Hamiltonian) parameters (g factors g//, g? and zero-field splitting D) of Co2+ ion in the trigonally-distorted tetrahedral Cd2+ site of CdSe crystal are calculated simultaneously from the complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method (CDM) based on the two-spin-orbit-parameter model. This model contains the contributions to the spectral data from both the spin-orbit parameters of central dn ion (i.e., one-spin-orbit-parameter model) in the conventional crystal-field theory and that of ligand ions via covalence effect. The calculated 12 optical band positions and three spin-Hamiltonian parameters using four adjustable parameters show reasonable agreement with the experimental values. The local atom-position parameter uloc (where the corresponding parameter u in the host CdSe crystal is unlikely) in the Co2+ center is also estimated from the calculations. The calculations of these spectral data from the CDM based on the conventional one-spin-orbit parameter model are also made for comparison. It is found that the calculated optical band positions are also close to the experimental values, but the calculated spin-Hamiltonian parameters are in poor agreement with the observed values. So, for the unified and reasonable calculations of optical and EPR data of dn ions in crystals (in particular, in the cases of ligand with large spin-orbit parameter), the CDM based on the two-spin-orbit-parameter model should be applied.

  10. Local structure distortion and spin Hamiltonian parameters for Cr 4+ ions in Cr 4+:?-Al 2O 3 crystals

    Yang, Zi-Yuan

    2010-01-01

    The relations between the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters and crystal structure of Cr 4+:?-Al 2O 3 crystals have been established. On the basis of this, the SH parameters including zero-field splitting parameter D and Zeeman g-factors ( g|| and g?) for Cr 4+ ions in Cr 4+:?-Al 2O 3 crystals, taking into account the spin-spin (SS), spin-other-orbit (SOO) and orbit-orbit (OO) magnetic interactions in addition to the spin-orbit (SO) magnetic interaction, are theoretically investigated using complete diagonalization method (CDM). The theoretical results are in excellent agreement with the experimental ones when the upper three O 2- ions rotate 0.94 toward [1 1 1] axis and the lower three O 2- ions rotate 0.92 toward it. Hence, the local structure distortion effect plays an important role in explaining the spectroscopic properties of Cr 4+ ions in Cr 4+:?-Al 2O 3 crystals. This study shows that for Cr 4+:?-Al 2O 3 the contributions arising from SS, SOO, and OO interactions to the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D are appreciable, whereas those to g|| and g? are quite small.

  11. Studies of the spin Hamiltonian parameters and defect structures for Ag2+ in NaF and CsCdF3 crystals

    Zhang, Li-Juan; Wu, Shao-Yi; Ding, Chang-Chun; Hu, Xian-Fen; He, Jia-Jun

    2016-03-01

    The spin Hamiltonian parameters (g factors g//, g⊥, hyperfine structure constants A//, A⊥ and superhyperfine parameters Az‧, Ax‧ and Ay‧) and defect structures for Ag2+ in NaF and CsCdF3 crystals are theoretically studied using the improved perturbation formulas of these quantities for a 4d9 ion in a tetragonally elongated octahedron. The contributions from both the crystal-field and charge transfer mechanisms are taken into account, and the relevant model parameters are quantitatively obtained from the cluster approach in a consistent way. The impurity centers are found to undergo the relative tetragonal elongations of about 9.4% and 8.2% for Ag2+ in NaF and CsCdF3, respectively, along the C4 axis due to the Jahn-Teller effect. By employing the few adjustable parameters, the calculated spin Hamiltonian parameters based on the above uniform formulas and the local tetragonal elongation distortions agree well with the experimental data. Despite dominant ionicity of the hosts, the charge transfer contributions are actually important to the spin Hamiltonian parameters (e.g., about 20% for the g-shifts) due to strong covalency of impurity Ag2+.

  12. Theoretical evaluation of the electron paramagnetic resonance spin Hamiltonian parameters for the impurity displacements for Fe3+ and Ru3+ in corundum

    Q Fu; S Y Wu; J Z Lin; J S Yao

    2007-03-01

    The impurity displacements for Fe3+ and Ru3+ in corundum (Al2O3) are theoretically studied using the perturbation formulas of the spin Hamiltonian parameters (zero-field splitting and anisotropic factors) for a 3d5 (with high spin = 5/2) and a 4d5 (with low spin = 1/2) ion in trigonal symmetry, respectively. According to the investigations, the nd5 ( = 3 and 4) impurity ions may not locate at the ideal Al3+ site but undergo axial displacements by about 0.132 Å and 0.170 Å for Fe3+ and Ru3+, respectively, away from the center of the ligand octahedron along the C3 axis. The calculated spin Hamiltonian parameters based on the above axial displacements show good agreement with the observed values. The validity of the results is discussed.

  13. Studies on the spin Hamiltonian parameters and local structure for Rh4+ and Ir4+ in TiO2

    Li, L. L.; Wu, S. Y.; Xu, P.; Zhang, S. X.

    2010-07-01

    The spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters ( g factors g x , g y and g z and the hyperfine structure constants A x , A y and A z ) and local structure for the rhombic Rh4+ and Ir4+ centers in TiO2 (rutile) are theoretically studied from the perturbation formulas of these parameters for a low spin ( S = 1/2) d 5 ion under rhombically distorted octahedra. In the calculations, the ligand orbital and spin-orbit coupling contributions as well as the influence of the local lattice distortions are taken into account using the cluster approach. The local axial elongation ratios are found to be about 1.7 and 3 times, respectively, larger for the Rh4+ and Ir4+ centers than that (?0.0075) for the host Ti4+ site in rutile, while the perpendicular distortion angles (?-0.28 and -0.42, respectively) are more than one order in magnitude smaller than the host value (?-9.12). This means that the impurity centers exhibit further elongations of the oxygen octahedra and much smaller perpendicular rhombic distortions as compared with those of the host Ti4+ site in TiO2. The above local lattice distortions can be mainly ascribed to the substitution of the host Ti4+ by the nd 5 impurities, which may induce different physical and chemical properties for the metal-ligand clusters. In addition, the influence of the Jahn-Teller effect on the local structure may not be completely excluded. The calculated SH parameters show reasonable agreement with the observed values.

  14. Microscopic spin-Hamiltonian parameters and crystal field energy levels for the low C3 symmetry Ni2+ centre in LiNbO3 crystals

    The microscopic spin-Hamiltonian (MSH) parameters and the crystal field (CF) energy levels for Ni2+ ions in LiNbO3 crystals have been investigated using the crystal field analysis/microscopic spin-Hamiltonian package recently developed. The investigations considered for the first time the spin-spin (SS) and spin-other-orbit (SOO) interactions. The low-symmetry effects (LSE) arising from the additional terms (Im(B43)?0) induced at the C3 symmetry sites by the distortion angle ?, which have been omitted in earlier works, have also been dealt with. This study shows that for LiNbO3 : Ni2+ the contributions arising from SS and SOO interactions to the zero-field splitting parameter D are appreciable, whereas those to g|| and gp-erpendicular are quite small. Since the distortion angle ? ( congruent with 0.68 deg. ) for LiNbO3 : Ni2+ is rather small, the contributions to the spin-Hamiltonian (SH) parameters arising from LSE are also small. Feasibility of application of the superposition model is also discussed. A good overall agreement between the theoretical and experimental results for the SH parameters and the CF energy levels has been obtained

  15. Theoretical studies of the spin Hamiltonian parameters and local structures for the tetragonal Cu2+ and Ni3+ centers in Mg2TiO4

    Highlights: ? Spin Hamiltonian parameters and local structures are analyzed for the impurity Cu2+ and Ni3+ centers in Mg2TiO4. ? Ligand orbital and spin-orbit coupling contributions are included from the cluster approach due to moderate covalency. ? Ligand octahedra experience relative elongations along C4 axis due to Jahn-Teller effect. - Abstract: The local structures of the two impurity Cu2+ (and Ni3+) centers with low spin (S = 1/2) in Mg2TiO4 are theoretically studied by using the perturbation formulas of the spin Hamiltonian parameters for 3d9 (and 3d7) ions in tetragonally elongated octahedra. In these formulas, the tetragonal field parameters are quantitatively determined using the superposition model and the local structures of the impurity Cu2+ (and Ni3+) centers, and the ligand orbital and spinorbit coupling contributions are included on the basis of the cluster approach in view of moderate covalency for the studied systems. The [CuO6]10? and [NiO6]9?clusters on the substitutional Mg2+ site are found to suffer relative elongations by about ?ZCu (?3.2%) and ?ZNi (?0.7%) for the impurity Cu2+ and Ni3+ centers, respectively, along the C4 axis due to the JahnTeller effect. The calculated spin Hamiltonian parameters based on the above JahnTeller elongations show good agreement with the observed values. The results are discussed.

  16. Theoretical calculations of spin-Hamiltonian parameters for the (MoOX5)2? (X=Cl, Br) metallic complexes in solution or frozen-glass

    The spin-Hamiltonian parameters (g factors g//, g? and hyperfine structure constants A//, A?) of the (MoOX5)2? (X=Cl, Br) metallic complexes in solution or frozen-glass are calculated from the high-order perturbation formulas based on the two-mechanism model. In these formulas, the contributions to spin-Hamiltonian parameters due to both the widely-applied crystal-field (CF) mechanism and the charge-transfer (CT) mechanism (which is neglected in CF theory) are taken into account, and the needed CF and CT energy levels are obtained from the optical spectra. The calculated results with two adjustable parameters are in reasonable agreement with the experimental values. The calculations show that (i) the relative importance of CT mechanism in (MoOBr5)2? metallic complexes is larger than that in (MoOCl5)2? ones because of the stronger covalence of Mo5+Br? combination, and (ii) in both (MoOCl5)2? and (MoOBr5)2? metallic complexes, the contributions to spin-Hamiltonian parameters due to CT mechanism should also be taken into account because of the high valence state of Mo5+ ion

  17. Studies on the local angular distortion and spin Hamiltonian parameters for the trigonal Co2+ center in MgCl2

    The local angular distortion and spin Hamiltonian parameters (g factor g verticalstrokeverticalstroke, g perpendicularto and the hyperfine structure constants) for the trigonal Co2+ center in MgCl2 are theoretically studied by diagonalizing the 6 x 6 energy matrix of ground 4T1 state for a trigonally distorted octahedral 3d7 cluster. Based on the cluster approach, the contributions from the admixtures of various J (= 1/2, 3/2, 5/2) states and the ligand orbital and spin-orbit coupling interactions are taken into account in a uniform way. The local impurity-ligand bond angle in the Co2+ center is found to be about 3.44 larger than the host metal-ligand bond angle in the pure crystal due to substitution of smaller Mg2+ by bigger Co2+, inducing a further compressed ligand octahedron. The calculated spin Hamiltonian parameters using the above local angular distortion are in good agreement with the experimental data. The present studies on the local structure and the spin Hamiltonian parameters for Co2+ in MgCl2 are tentatively extended to a more general case by comparing the relevant impurity behaviours for Co2+ in various trigonal environments.

  18. Studies on the local angular distortion and spin Hamiltonian parameters for the trigonal Co{sup 2+} center in MgCl{sub 2}

    Hu, Xian-Fen [University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China). School of Physical Electronics; Southwest University of Science and Technology of China, Mianyang (China). School of Science; Wu, Shao-Yi; Kuang, Min-Quan; Li, Guo-Liang [University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China). School of Physical Electronics

    2014-10-15

    The local angular distortion and spin Hamiltonian parameters (g factor g {sub vertical} {sub stroke} {sub vertical} {sub stroke}, g {sub perpendicular} {sub to} and the hyperfine structure constants) for the trigonal Co{sup 2+} center in MgCl{sub 2} are theoretically studied by diagonalizing the 6 x 6 energy matrix of ground {sup 4}T{sub 1} state for a trigonally distorted octahedral 3d{sup 7} cluster. Based on the cluster approach, the contributions from the admixtures of various J (= 1/2, 3/2, 5/2) states and the ligand orbital and spin-orbit coupling interactions are taken into account in a uniform way. The local impurity-ligand bond angle in the Co{sup 2+} center is found to be about 3.44 larger than the host metal-ligand bond angle in the pure crystal due to substitution of smaller Mg{sup 2+} by bigger Co{sup 2+}, inducing a further compressed ligand octahedron. The calculated spin Hamiltonian parameters using the above local angular distortion are in good agreement with the experimental data. The present studies on the local structure and the spin Hamiltonian parameters for Co{sup 2+} in MgCl{sub 2} are tentatively extended to a more general case by comparing the relevant impurity behaviours for Co{sup 2+} in various trigonal environments.

  19. Research on the optical band positions, spin-Hamiltonian parameters and atom-position parameter of Co{sup 2+} ion in CdSe crystal

    Mei, Yang [School of Physics & Electronic Engineering, Mianyang Normal University, Mianyang 621000 (China); Research Center of Computational Physics, Mianyang Normal University, Mianyang 621000 (China); Zheng, Wen-Chen, E-mail: zhengwc1@163.com [Department of Material Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Peng, Ren-Ming; Wei, Cheng-Fu [School of Physics & Electronic Engineering, Mianyang Normal University, Mianyang 621000 (China)

    2015-10-01

    The optical band positions and EPR (or spin-Hamiltonian) parameters (g factors g{sub //}, g{sub ⊥} and zero-field splitting D) of Co{sup 2+} ion in the trigonally-distorted tetrahedral Cd{sup 2+} site of CdSe crystal are calculated simultaneously from the complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method (CDM) based on the two-spin–orbit-parameter model. This model contains the contributions to the spectral data from both the spin–orbit parameters of central d{sup n} ion (i.e., one-spin–orbit-parameter model) in the conventional crystal-field theory and that of ligand ions via covalence effect. The calculated 12 optical band positions and three spin-Hamiltonian parameters using four adjustable parameters show reasonable agreement with the experimental values. The local atom-position parameter u{sub loc} (where the corresponding parameter u in the host CdSe crystal is unlikely) in the Co{sup 2+} center is also estimated from the calculations. The calculations of these spectral data from the CDM based on the conventional one-spin–orbit parameter model are also made for comparison. It is found that the calculated optical band positions are also close to the experimental values, but the calculated spin-Hamiltonian parameters are in poor agreement with the observed values. So, for the unified and reasonable calculations of optical and EPR data of d{sup n} ions in crystals (in particular, in the cases of ligand with large spin–orbit parameter), the CDM based on the two-spin–orbit-parameter model should be applied. - Highlights: • Fifteen optical and EPR data of Co{sup 2+} center in CdSe are calculated together. • Calculation is using the complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method (CDM). • The CDM based on the two-spin–orbit-parameter model is more reasonable. • Local atom-position parameter in Co{sup 2+} center in CdSe is obtained from calculation.

  20. Local structure distortion and spin Hamiltonian parameters for Cr3+-VZn tetragonal defect centre in Cr3+ doped KZnF3 crystal

    Yang, Zi-Yuan

    2011-09-01

    The quantitative relationship between the spin Hamiltonian parameters (D, g?, ?g) and the crystal structure parameters for the Cr3+-VZn tetragonal defect centre in a Cr3+:KZnF3 crystal is established by using the superposition model. On the above basis, the local structure distortion and the spin Hamiltonian parameter for the Cr3+-VZn tetragonal defect centre in the KZnF3 crystal are systematically investigated using the complete diagonalization method. It is found that the VZn vacancy and the differences in mass, radius and charge between the Cr3+ and the Zn2+ ions induce the local lattice distortion of the Cr3+ centre ions in the KZnF3 crystal. The local lattice distortion is shown to give rise to the tetragonal crystal field, which in turn results in the tetragonal zero-field splitting parameter D and the anisotropic g factor ?g. We find that the ligand F- ion along [001] and the other five F- ions move towards the central Cr3+ by distances of ?1 = 0.0121 nm and ?2 = 0.0026 nm, respectively. Our approach takes into account the spinorbit interaction as well as the spinspin, spinother-orbit, and orbitorbit interactions omitted in the previous studies. It is found that for the Cr3+ ions in the Cr3+:KZnF3 crystal, although the spinorbit mechanism is the most important one, the contribution to the spin Hamiltonian parameters from the other three mechanisms, including spinspin, spinother-orbit, and orbitorbit magnetic interactions, is appreciable and should not be omitted, especially for the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D.

  1. Theoretical studies of the spin-Hamiltonian parameters for the orthorhombic Pr4+ centers in Sr2CeO4 crystals

    Wen-Lin Feng

    2008-04-01

    Theoretical studies of spin-Hamiltonian (SH) parameters associated with Pr4+ in Sr2CeO4 single crystals have been made by using the complete diagonalizing energy matrix method (CDM) for the 41 electronic configuration. The calculated results are in excellent agreement with the experimental data. The negative signs of the anisotropic -factors and hyperfine structure constants (where = || or ⊥) for the orthorhombic Pr4+ ion in Sr2CeO4 are suggested from the calculations. By comparing the results obtained by the CDM with the experimental data, one finds it is valid to interpret the SH parameters for 41 ions in crystals. The results are discussed.

  2. Theoretical research on the spin-Hamiltonian parameters of the rhombic W5+ centers in CaWO4:Y3+ crystal

    Mei, Yang; Wei, Cheng-Fu; Zheng, Wen-Chen

    2016-02-01

    Detailed theoretical calculations for the spin-Hamiltonian parameters (g factors gi and hyperfine structure constants Ai, where i=x, y, z) of the rhombic W5+ center in CaWO4:Y3+ crystal are performed by using the high-order perturbation formulas for d1 ions in rhombic tetrahedral clusters with the ground state |dz2>. These formulas consist of the contributions from two mechanisms, the crystal-field (CF) mechanism connected with CF excited states in the vastly-used CF theory and the frequently-neglected charge-transfer (CT) mechanism related to CT excited states. The calculated results agree well with the experimental values. The calculations indicate that for W5+ ion (or other high valence state dn ions) in crystals, the model calculations of spin-Hamiltonian parameters should take both the CF and CT mechanisms into account. The signs of hyperfine structure constants Ai are suggested and the forming (or defect model) of rhombic W5+ center in CaWO4:Y3+ crystal is confirmed from the calculations.

  3. Semi-empirical and ab initio DFT modeling of the spin-Hamiltonian parameters for Fe6+: K2MO4 (M = S, Cr, Se)

    In this paper we calculated the spin-Hamiltonian parameters (g factors g||, g⊥ and zero field splitting parameter D) for Fe6+ ions doped in K2MO4 (M = S, Cr, Se) crystals, taking into account the actual site symmetry of the Fe6+ impurity ion. The suggested method is based on the successful application of two different approaches: the crystal field theory (CFT) and density functional based (DFT). Within the CFT model we used the cluster approach and the perturbation theory method, based on the crystal field parameters, which were calculated in the superposition model. Within the DFT approach the calculations were done at the self-consistent field (SCF) by solving the coupled perturbed SCF equations. Comparison with experimental data shows that the obtained results are quite satisfactory, which proves applicability of the suggested calculating technique. (paper)

  4. Theoretical investigations of the spin-Hamiltonian parameters and local structural distortion of Fe3+: ZnAl2O4 crystals

    Yang, Zi-Yuan

    2014-10-01

    The relations between the spin-Hamiltonian (SH) parameters and the structural parameters of the Fe3+ ions in Fe3+: ZnAl2O4 crystals have been established by means of the microscopic spin Hamiltonian theory and the superposition model (SPM). On the basis of this, the local structure distortion, the second-order zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D, the fourth-order ZFS parameter (a-F), and the Zeeman g-factors g factors: g//, g?, and ?g(=g// - g?) for Fe3+ ions in Fe3+: ZnAl2O4 crystals, for the first time taking into account the electronic magnetic interactions, i.e. the spin-spin (SS), the spin-other-orbit (SOO), and the orbit-orbit (OO) interactions, besides the well-known spin-orbit (SO) interaction, are theoretically investigated using complete diagonalization method (CDM). This investigation reveals that the local structure distortion effect plays an important role in explaining the spectroscopic properties of Fe3+ ions in Fe3+: ZnAl2O4 crystals. The theoretical second-order ZFS parameter D, the fourth-order ZFS parameter (a-F), and the Zeeman g-factors: g//, g?, and ?g of the ground state for Fe3+ ion in Fe3+: ZnAl2O4 crystals yield a good agreement with experiment findings by taking into account the lattice distortions: ?R = 0.0191 nm and ?? = 0.076. In conclusion, our research shows that there is a slight local structure distortion for Fe3+ ions in Fe3+: ZnAl2O4 crystals, but the site of Fe3+ still retains D3d symmetry. On the other hand, it is found for Fe3+ ions in Fe3+: ZnAl2O4 crystals that the SO mechanism is the most important one, whereas the contributions to the SH parameters from other four mechanisms, including the SS, SOO, OO, and SO?SS?SOO?OO mechanisms are not appreciable, especially for the ZFS parameter D.

  5. Theoretical investigations of the spin-Hamiltonian parameters and local structural distortion of Fe(3+): ZnAl2O4 crystals.

    Yang, Zi-Yuan

    2014-10-15

    The relations between the spin-Hamiltonian (SH) parameters and the structural parameters of the Fe(3+) ions in Fe(3+): ZnAl2O4 crystals have been established by means of the microscopic spin Hamiltonian theory and the superposition model (SPM). On the basis of this, the local structure distortion, the second-order zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D, the fourth-order ZFS parameter (a-F), and the Zeeman g-factors g factors: g//, g?, and ?g(=g//-g?) for Fe(3+) ions in Fe(3+): ZnAl2O4 crystals, for the first time taking into account the electronic magnetic interactions, i.e. the spin-spin (SS), the spin-other-orbit (SOO), and the orbit-orbit (OO) interactions, besides the well-known spin-orbit (SO) interaction, are theoretically investigated using complete diagonalization method (CDM). This investigation reveals that the local structure distortion effect plays an important role in explaining the spectroscopic properties of Fe(3+) ions in Fe(3+): ZnAl2O4 crystals. The theoretical second-order ZFS parameter D, the fourth-order ZFS parameter (a-F), and the Zeeman g-factors: g//, g?, and ?g of the ground state for Fe(3+) ion in Fe(3+): ZnAl2O4 crystals yield a good agreement with experiment findings by taking into account the lattice distortions: ?R=0.0191nm and ??=0.076. In conclusion, our research shows that there is a slight local structure distortion for Fe(3+) ions in Fe(3+): ZnAl2O4 crystals, but the site of Fe(3+) still retains D3d symmetry. On the other hand, it is found for Fe(3+) ions in Fe(3+): ZnAl2O4 crystals that the SO mechanism is the most important one, whereas the contributions to the SH parameters from other four mechanisms, including the SS, SOO, OO, and SO?SS?SOO?OO mechanisms are not appreciable, especially for the ZFS parameter D. PMID:24835727

  6. CONDENSED MATTER: ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES: Local structure distortion and spin Hamiltonian parameters of oxide-diluted magnetic semiconductor Mn-doped ZnO

    Yang, Zi-Yuan

    2009-03-01

    The local structure distortion, the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters, and the electric fine structure of the ground state for Mn2+ (3d5) ion in ZnO crystals are systematically investigated, where spin-spin (SS), spin-other-orbit (SOO) and orbit-orbit (OO) magnetic interactions, besides the well-known spin-orbit (SO) coupling, are taken into account for the first time, by using the complete diagonalization method. The theoretical results of the second-order zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D, the fourth-order ZFS parameter (a-F), the Zeeman g-factors: g// and gbot, and the energy differences of the ground state: ?1 and ?2 for Mn2+ in Mn2+: ZnO are in good agreement with experimental measurements when the three O2- ions below the Mn2+ ion rotate by 1.085 away from the [111]-axis. Hence, the local structure distortion effect plays an important role in explaining the spectroscopic properties of Mn2+ ions in Mn2+: ZnO crystals. It is found for Mn2+ ions in Mn2+: ZnO crystals that although the SO mechanism is the most important one, the contributions to the SH parameters, made by other four mechanisms, i.e. SS, SOO, OO, and SO~SS~SOO~OO mechanisms, are significant and should not be omitted, especially for calculating ZFS parameter D.

  7. Theoretical investigations on the defect structures and spin Hamiltonian parameters for various orthorhombic Rh2+ centres in KTiOPO4 and KTiOAsO4

    Ding, Chang-Chun; Wu, Shao-Yi; Zhang, Li-Juan; Li, Guo-Liang; Zhang, Zhi-Hong

    2015-12-01

    The defect structures and spin Hamiltonian parameters (SHPs) for three Rh2+ centres (denoted C1 in KTiOAsO4 and C2 and C3 in KTiOPO4) are theoretically investigated by utilising the perturbation formulae for a 4d7 ion under orthorhombically (D2h) elongated octahedra. The defect structures are characterized by the axial elongation ratios of 4.91%, 4.93% and 4.90% along the Z axis and the planar bond length variation ratios of 0.05%, 0.01% and 0.04% for centres C1, C2 and C3, respectively, owing to the Jahn-Teller effect. The nearly identical moderate axial elongation ratios and the slightly different tiny planar bond length variation ratios may suitably account for the comparable moderate axial g anisotropies ∆g (≈0.6087, 0.6124 and 0.6067) and the slightly dissimilar tiny perpendicular g anisotropies δg (≈0.0649, 0.0097 and 0.0509) of the three centres, respectively. All centres demonstrate similar strong crystal-field interactions and moderate covalence arising from the comparable short impurity-ligand distances.

  8. Theoretical studies of the spin-Hamiltonian parameters and the effects of the temperature and pressure on the zero-field splitting for Ni2+: Zn(BF4)2.6H2O crystal

    The spin-Hamiltonian parameters (the g factors gparallel , g perpendicular and the zero-field splitting D) and the effects of the temperature and pressure on D for Ni2+ ion at the trigonal Zn2+ site in the low- and room-temperature phase of Zn(BF4)2.6H2O crystal are calculated. The calculations are based on the microscopic spin Hamiltonian theory in teams of the diagonalization of the complete energy matrix of 3d 8 ions in trigonal symmetry. The crystal-field parameters related to the impurity structure are obtained from the superposition model. Thus, the local trigonal distortion angle ?, the local angular thermal expansion coefficient and local angular compressibility for Ni2+ impurity centers in Zn(BF4)2.6H2O crystal are estimated. The reasonableness of these local values is discussed

  9. Investigations of the spin Hamiltonian parameters and local structures for Fe3+, Cr3+ and Mn4+ in rutile TiO2 single crystal

    Dong, Hui-Ning; Liu, Xu-Sheng; Zhou, Hong-Fei

    2015-11-01

    The spin Hamiltonian parameters (g factors, hyperfine structure constants and zero-field splittings (ZFSs)) and local structures for the rhombic substitutional Fe3+, Cr3+ and Mn4+ in rutile (TiO2) single crystal are theoretically investigated from the high order perturbation calculations based on the cluster approach including both the crystal-field (CF) and charge-transfer (CT) contributions to the g factors and hyperfine structure constants. The impurity centers are found to undergo the local axial distortions ?Z (?0.22, 0.14 and -0.18 ?) and the planar bond angle variations ?? (?4.3, 5.9 and 0.2) for Fe3+, Cr3+ and Mn4+, respectively. The signs for ZFSs D and E are analyzed in the light of those for ?Z and rhombic distortion angle ?? (=??-?/4) related to an ideal octahedron. The magnitudes of ?Z and ?? are conveniently illustrated by the axial and perpendicular ZFS relative variations ?F and ?G for the deviations of D and E based on the local distortion parameters from those (DH and EH) based on the host structural data of Ti4+ site. The validity of the above local structures is discussed in view of size and charge mismatch of the various impurity centers. The CT contributions to g-shift are opposite in sign and about 13-56% in magnitude compared with the CF ones, indicating the increasing importance (Cr3+

  10. Cr 3+ centres in LiNbO 3: Experimental and theoretical investigation of spin hamiltonian parameters

    Yeom, T. H.; Chang, Y. M.; Rudowicz, C.; Choh, S. H.

    1993-07-01

    X-band EPR spectra of Cr 3+ ions in ferroelectric LiNbO 3 single crystal at room temperature are analyzed assuming Cr 3+ enters either of the three possible sites: Li, Nb and structural vacancy (SV) site. The observed spectra can be resolved into (I) the main (Cr 13+) and (II) the weak (Cr II3+) spectra. The axial zero-field splitting parameter for a Cr 3+ centre at Li site ( DLi) as well as Nb site ( DNb) is calculated using the superposition model. The values DLi and DNb agree well with the experimental D value for Cr I3+ and Cr II3+, respectively. This confirms that the main spectra can be attributed to Cr I3+ at the Li site and the weak spectra to Cr II3+ at the Nb site. For Cr 3+ ion at the structural vacancy site the parameter DSV is calculated as a function of displacement of Cr 3+ ion from the centre of the oxygen octahedron along the [1 1 1] direction. Other weak and unresolve spectra also observed by us can possibly be due to Cr 3+ centres at vacancy site.

  11. Modeling local structure using crystal field and spin Hamiltonian parameters: the tetragonal FeK3+-OI2- defect center in KTaO3 crystal

    Gnutek, P.; Y Yang, Z.; Rudowicz, C.

    2009-11-01

    The local structure and the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters, including the zero-field-splitting (ZFS) parameters D and (a+2F/3), and the Zeeman g factors g_{\\parallel } and g_{\\perp } , are theoretically investigated for the FeK3+-OI2- center in KTaO3 crystal. The microscopic SH (MSH) parameters are modeled within the framework of the crystal field (CF) theory employing the CF analysis (CFA) package, which also incorporates the MSH modules. Our approach takes into account the spin-orbit interaction as well as the spin-spin and spin-other-orbit interactions omitted in previous studies. The superposition model (SPM) calculations are carried out to provide input CF parameters for the CFA/MSH package. The combined SPM-CFA/MSH approach is used to consider various structural models for the FeK3+-OI2- defect center in KTaO3. This modeling reveals that the off-center displacement of the Fe3+ ions, ?1(Fe3+), combined with an inward relaxation of the nearest oxygen ligands, ?2(O2-), and the existence of the interstitial oxygen OI2- give rise to a strong tetragonal crystal field. This finding may explain the large ZFS experimentally observed for the FeK3+-OI2- center in KTaO3. Matching the theoretical MSH predictions with the available structural data as well as electron magnetic resonance (EMR) and optical spectroscopy data enables predicting reasonable ranges of values of ?1(Fe3+) and ?2(O2-) as well as the possible location of OI2- ligands around Fe3+ ions in KTaO3. The defect structure model obtained using the SPM-CFA/MSH approach reproduces very well the ranges of the experimental SH parameters D, g_{\\parallel } and g_{\\perp } and importantly yields not only the correct magnitude of D but also the sign, unlike previous studies. More reliable predictions may be achieved when experimental data on (a+2F/3) and/or crystal field energy levels become available. Comparison of our results with those arising from alternative models existing in the literature indicates considerable advantages of our method and presumably higher reliability of our predictions.

  12. Modeling local structure using crystal field and spin Hamiltonian parameters: the tetragonal FeK3+-OI2- defect center in KTaO3 crystal

    The local structure and the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters, including the zero-field-splitting (ZFS) parameters D and (a+2F/3), and the Zeeman g factors g|| and gperpendicular, are theoretically investigated for the FeK3+-OI2- center in KTaO3 crystal. The microscopic SH (MSH) parameters are modeled within the framework of the crystal field (CF) theory employing the CF analysis (CFA) package, which also incorporates the MSH modules. Our approach takes into account the spin-orbit interaction as well as the spin-spin and spin-other-orbit interactions omitted in previous studies. The superposition model (SPM) calculations are carried out to provide input CF parameters for the CFA/MSH package. The combined SPM-CFA/MSH approach is used to consider various structural models for the FeK3+-OI2- defect center in KTaO3. This modeling reveals that the off-center displacement of the Fe3+ ions, ?1(Fe3+), combined with an inward relaxation of the nearest oxygen ligands, ?2(O2-), and the existence of the interstitial oxygen OI2- give rise to a strong tetragonal crystal field. This finding may explain the large ZFS experimentally observed for the FeK3+-OI2- center in KTaO3. Matching the theoretical MSH predictions with the available structural data as well as electron magnetic resonance (EMR) and optical spectroscopy data enables predicting reasonable ranges of values of ?1(Fe3+) and ?2(O2-) as well as the possible location of OI2- ligands around Fe3+ ions in KTaO3. The defect structure model obtained using the SPM-CFA/MSH approach reproduces very well the ranges of the experimental SH parameters D, g|| and gperpendicular and importantly yields not only the correct magnitude of D but also the sign, unlike previous studies. More reliable predictions may be achieved when experimental data on (a+2F/3) and/or crystal field energy levels become available. Comparison of our results with those arising from alternative models existing in the literature indicates considerable advantages of our method and presumably higher reliability of our predictions.

  13. Theoretical analysis of the spin Hamiltonian parameters in Co(II)S4 complexes, using density functional theory and correlated ab initio methods.

    Maganas, Dimitrios; Sottini, Silvia; Kyritsis, Panayotis; Groenen, Edgar J J; Neese, Frank

    2011-09-19

    A systematic Density Functional Theory (DFT) and multiconfigurational ab initio computational analysis of the Spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters of tetracoordinate S = 3/2 Co((II))S(4)-containing complexes has been performed. The complexes under study bear either arylthiolato, ArS(-), or dithioimidodiphosphinato, [R(2)P(S)NP(S)R'(2)](-) ligands. These complexes were chosen because accurate structural and spectroscopic data are available, including extensive Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)/Electron Nuclear Double Resonance (ENDOR) studies. For comparison purposes, the [Co(PPh(3))(2)Cl(2)] complex, which was thoroughly studied in the past by High-Field and Frequency EPR and Variable Temperature, Variable Field Magnetic Circular Dichroism (MCD) spectroscopies, was included in the studied set. The magnitude of the computed axial zero-field splitting parameter D (ZFS), of the Co((II))S(4) systems, was found to be within ~10% of the experimental values, provided that the property calculation is taken beyond the accuracy obtained with a second-order treatment of the spin-orbit coupling interaction. This is achieved by quasi degenerate perturbation theory (QDPT), in conjunction with complete active space configuration interaction (CAS-CI). The accuracy was increased upon recovering dynamic correlation with multiconfigurational ab initio methods. Specifically, spectroscopy oriented configuration interaction (SORCI), and difference dedicated configuration interaction (DDCI) were employed for the calculation of the D-tensor. The sign and magnitude of parameter D was analyzed in the framework of Ligand Field Theory, to reveal the differences in the electronic structures of the investigated Co((II))S(4) systems. For the axial complexes, accurate effective g'-tensors were obtained in the QDPT studies. These provide a diagnostic tool for the adopted ground state configuration (3/2 or 1/2) and are hence indicative of the sign of D. On the other hand, for the rhombic complexes, the determination of the sign of D required the SH parameters to be derived along suitably constructed symmetry interconversion pathways. This procedure, which introduces a dynamic perspective into the theoretical investigation, helped to shed some light on unresolved issues of the corresponding experimental studies. The metal hyperfine and ligand super-hyperfine A-tensors of the C(2) [Co{(SPPh(2))(SP(i)Pr(2))N}(2)] complex were estimated by DFT calculations. The theoretical data were shown to be in good agreement with the available experimental data. Decomposition of the metal A-tensor into individual contributions revealed that, despite the large ZFS, the observed significant anisotropy should be largely attributed to spin-dipolar contributions. The analysis of both, metal and ligand A-tensors, is consistent with a highly covalent character of the Co-S bonds. PMID:21848258

  14. Theoretical investigations of the local structure distortion and the spin Hamiltonian parameters of Cr 3+ ions at tetragonal charge-compensation defect CrF 5 O site in Cr 3+ : KMgF 3 crystals

    Zi-Yuan, Yang

    2011-10-01

    The local structure distortion and the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters, including the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D and the Zeeman g-factors g? and g?, are theoretically investigated by means of complete diagonalization method (CDM) and the microscopic spin Hamiltonian theory for tetragonal charge compensation CrF 5O defect center in Cr 3+:KMgF 3 crystals. The superposition model (SPM) calculations are carried out to provide the crystal field (CF) parameters. This investigation reveals that the replacement of O 2- for F - and its induced lattice relaxation ? 1(O 2-) combined with an inward relaxation of the nearest five fluorine ? 2(F -) give rise to a strong tetragonal crystal field, which in turn results in the large ZFS and large anisotropic g-factor ?g. The experimental SH parameters D and ?g can be reproduced well by assuming that O 2- moves towards the central ion Cr 3+ by ? 1(O 2-)=0.172R 0 and the five F - ions towards the central ion Cr 3+ by ? 2(F -)=0.022 R0. Our approach takes into account the spin-orbit (SO) interaction as well as the spin-spin (SS), spin-other-orbit (SOO), and orbit-orbit (OO) interactions omitted in previous studies. This shows that although the SO interaction is the most important one, the contributions to the SH parameters from other three magnetic interactions are appreciable and should not be omitted, especially for the ZFS parameter D.

  15. Theoretical investigations of the microscopic spin Hamiltonian parameters including the spin-spin and spin-other-orbit interactions for Ni{sup 2+}(3d{sup 8}) ions in trigonal crystal fields

    Yang Ziyuan [Microelectronics Institute, Xidian University, Xi' an 710071 (China); Hao Yue [Microelectronics Institute, Xidian University, Xi' an 710071 (China); Rudowicz, Czeslaw [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR (China); Yeung Yauyuen [Department of Science, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR (China)

    2004-05-26

    The microscopic origin of the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters for Ni{sup 2+}(3d{sup 8}) ions in a trigonal type I symmetry (C{sub 3v},D{sub 3d},D{sub 3}) crystal field (CF) is studied. In addition to the spin-orbit (SO) interaction, we consider also the spin-spin (SS) and spin-other-orbit (SOO) interactions. The relative importance of the four (SO, SS, SOO, and combined SO-SS-SOO) contributions to the SH parameters is investigated using the CFA/MSH package and the complete diagonalization method (CDM). The SO mechanism is dominant for all CF parameter (CFP) ranges studied, except where the contributions D{sub SO} to the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D change sign. For the trigonal CFP, v{sub c} {approx} 1200cm{sup -1}D due to the other three mechanisms exceeds D{sub SO}. Although vertical bar D{sub SOO} vertical bar is quite small, the combined vertical bar D{sub SO-SOO} vertical bar is appreciable. The SO-based perturbation theory (PT) works generally well for the g-factors: g{sub parallel} and g{sub perp}, while it fails for D in the vicinity of v{sub c} and for large vertical bar v' vertical bar and v>0. The high percentage discrepancy ratio {delta}{sub D} = 2020% for v{sub c} indicates unreliability of D{sub SO} (in PT). Applications to Ni{sup 2+} ions at trigonal symmetry sites in LiNbO{sub 3}, {alpha}-LiIO{sub 3}, and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, are provided. The theoretical SH parameters are in good agreement with the experimental data. The low symmetry (C{sub 3}) effects induced by the angle {psi} are tentatively studied, but appear to be quite small.

  16. Theoretical investigations of the microscopic spin Hamiltonian parameters including the spin-spin and spin-other-orbit interactions for Ni2+(3d8) ions in trigonal crystal fields

    The microscopic origin of the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters for Ni2+(3d8) ions in a trigonal type I symmetry (C3v,D3d,D3) crystal field (CF) is studied. In addition to the spin-orbit (SO) interaction, we consider also the spin-spin (SS) and spin-other-orbit (SOO) interactions. The relative importance of the four (SO, SS, SOO, and combined SO-SS-SOO) contributions to the SH parameters is investigated using the CFA/MSH package and the complete diagonalization method (CDM). The SO mechanism is dominant for all CF parameter (CFP) ranges studied, except where the contributions DSO to the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D change sign. For the trigonal CFP, vc ? 1200cm-1D due to the other three mechanisms exceeds DSO. Although vertical bar DSOO vertical bar is quite small, the combined vertical bar DSO-SOO vertical bar is appreciable. The SO-based perturbation theory (PT) works generally well for the g-factors: gparallel and gperp, while it fails for D in the vicinity of vc and for large vertical bar v' vertical bar and v>0. The high percentage discrepancy ratio ?D = 2020% for vc indicates unreliability of DSO (in PT). Applications to Ni2+ ions at trigonal symmetry sites in LiNbO3, ?-LiIO3, and Al2O3, are provided. The theoretical SH parameters are in good agreement with the experimental data. The low symmetry (C3) effects induced by the angle ? are tentatively studied, but appear to be quite small

  17. Studies of the spin-Hamiltonian parameters and defect structure for the tetragonal Fe5+ center in SrTiO3 crystals using a two-mechanism model

    Zheng, Wen-Chen; Wu, Xiao-Xuan; Fang, Wang

    2007-11-01

    The high order perturbation formulas for spin-Hamiltonian (SH) parameters (g factors g_{\\parallel }, g_{\\perp } and zero-field splitting D) for 3d3 ions in tetragonal symmetry are established using a cluster approach. In these formulas, not only is the contribution to the SH parameters from the crystal-field (CF) mechanism included, but so also is that from the charge-transfer (CT) mechanism (which is neglected in the widely used CF theory). From these formulas, the g shifts \\Delta g_{\\parallel } ({=}g_{\\parallel }-g_{e} , where ge?2.0023, the value for the free electron), \\Delta g_{\\perp } ({=}g_{\\perp }-g_{e} ) and the zero-field splitting D for the tetragonal Fe5+ center in SrTiO3 crystal are calculated. The results (in particular, the positive g shifts, which cannot be explained on the basis of the CF mechanism) are in good agreement with the observed values. The calculation results show that (i) the sign of ?giCT (i={\\parallel } or \\perp ) due to the CT mechanism is opposite to that of ?giCF due to the CF mechanism, but the sign of DCT is the same as that of DCF and (ii) the ratio |QCT/QCF| (which represents the relative importance of the CT mechanism) takes values of about 143%, 143% and 114% for Q=\\Delta g_{ \\parallel } , \\Delta g_{\\perp } and D, respectively. This suggests that the positive g shifts are due mainly to the contribution of the CT mechanism; therefore for the high valence state 3dn ions in crystals, the contribution to SH parameters from the CT mechanism should be taken into account. The defect structure of the Fe5+ center in SrTiO3 crystal is also obtained from the calculations. The result is consistent with the expectations based on charge compensation and electrostatic interaction.

  18. Spectroscopic properties of Fe2+ ions at tetragonal sites-Crystal field effects and microscopic modeling of spin Hamiltonian parameters for Fe2+ (S=2) ions in K2FeF4 and K2ZnF4

    Magnetic and spectroscopic properties of the planar antiferromagnet K2FeF4 are determined by the Fe2+ ions at tetragonal sites. The two-dimensional easy-plane anisotropy exhibited by K2FeF4 is due to the zero field splitting (ZFS) terms arising from the orbital singlet ground state of Fe2+ ions with the spin S=2. To provide insight into the single-ion magnetic anisotropy of K2FeF4, the crystal field theory and the microscopic spin Hamiltonian (MSH) approach based on the tensor method is adopted. Survey of available experimental data on the crystal field energy levels and free-ion parameters for Fe2+ ions in K2FeF4 and related compounds is carried out to provide input for microscopic modeling of the ZFS parameters and the Zeeman electronic ones. The ZFS parameters are expressed in the extended Stevens notation and include contributions up to the fourth-order using as perturbation the spin-orbit and electronic spin-spin couplings within the tetragonal crystal field states of the ground 5D multiplet. Modeling of the ZFS parameters and the Zeeman electronic ones is carried out. Variation of these parameters is studied taking into account reasonable ranges of the microscopic ones, i.e. the spin-orbit and spin-spin coupling constants, and the energy level splittings, suitable for Fe2+ ions in K2FeF4 and Fe2+:K2ZnF4. Conversions between the ZFS parameters in the extended Stevens notation and the conventional ones are considered to enable comparison with the data of others. Comparative analysis of the MSH formulas derived earlier and our more complete ones indicates the importance of terms omitted earlier as well as the fourth-order ZFS parameters and the spin-spin coupling related contributions. The results may be useful also for Fe2+ ions at axial symmetry sites in related systems, i.e. Fe:K2MnF4, Rb2Co1-xFexF4, Fe2+:Rb2CrCl4, and Fe2+:Rb2ZnCl4. - Highlights: ? Truncated zero field splitting (ZFS) terms for Fe2+ in K2FeF4 and A2MX4 analyzed. ? Relations between truncated ZFS parameters and proper ones derived. ? Truncation of 4th-rank operators significantly affects D values for S=2 systems. ? Origin of 2nd-rank rhombic ZFS E-term found controversial. ? Feedback for microscopic modeling for Fe2+ (S=2) ions in A2MX4 provided.

  19. Spectroscopic properties of Fe 2+ ions at tetragonal sitesCrystal field effects and microscopic modeling of spin Hamiltonian parameters for Fe 2+ ( S=2) ions in K 2FeF 4 and K 2ZnF 4

    Rudowicz, C.; Piwowarska, D.

    2011-11-01

    Magnetic and spectroscopic properties of the planar antiferromagnet K 2FeF 4 are determined by the Fe 2+ ions at tetragonal sites. The two-dimensional easy-plane anisotropy exhibited by K 2FeF 4 is due to the zero field splitting (ZFS) terms arising from the orbital singlet ground state of Fe 2+ ions with the spin S=2. To provide insight into the single-ion magnetic anisotropy of K 2FeF 4, the crystal field theory and the microscopic spin Hamiltonian (MSH) approach based on the tensor method is adopted. Survey of available experimental data on the crystal field energy levels and free-ion parameters for Fe 2+ ions in K 2FeF 4 and related compounds is carried out to provide input for microscopic modeling of the ZFS parameters and the Zeeman electronic ones. The ZFS parameters are expressed in the extended Stevens notation and include contributions up to the fourth-order using as perturbation the spin-orbit and electronic spin-spin couplings within the tetragonal crystal field states of the ground 5D multiplet. Modeling of the ZFS parameters and the Zeeman electronic ones is carried out. Variation of these parameters is studied taking into account reasonable ranges of the microscopic ones, i.e. the spin-orbit and spin-spin coupling constants, and the energy level splittings, suitable for Fe 2+ ions in K 2FeF 4 and Fe 2+:K 2ZnF 4. Conversions between the ZFS parameters in the extended Stevens notation and the conventional ones are considered to enable comparison with the data of others. Comparative analysis of the MSH formulas derived earlier and our more complete ones indicates the importance of terms omitted earlier as well as the fourth-order ZFS parameters and the spin-spin coupling related contributions. The results may be useful also for Fe 2+ ions at axial symmetry sites in related systems, i.e. Fe:K 2MnF 4, Rb 2Co 1-xFe xF 4, Fe 2+:Rb 2CrCl 4, and Fe 2+:Rb 2ZnCl 4.

  20. Modeling local structure using crystal field and spin Hamiltonian parameters: the tetragonal Fe{sub K}{sup 3+}-O{sub I}{sup 2-} defect center in KTaO{sub 3} crystal

    Gnutek, P; Rudowicz, C [Institute of Physics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Aleja Piastow 17, 70-310 Szczecin (Poland); Yang, Z Y, E-mail: crudowicz@zut.edu.p [Department of Physics, Baoji University of Arts and Science, Baoji 721007 (China)

    2009-11-11

    The local structure and the spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters, including the zero-field-splitting (ZFS) parameters D and (a+2F/3), and the Zeeman g factors g{sub ||} and g{sub perpendicular}, are theoretically investigated for the Fe{sub K}{sup 3+}-O{sub I}{sup 2-} center in KTaO{sub 3} crystal. The microscopic SH (MSH) parameters are modeled within the framework of the crystal field (CF) theory employing the CF analysis (CFA) package, which also incorporates the MSH modules. Our approach takes into account the spin-orbit interaction as well as the spin-spin and spin-other-orbit interactions omitted in previous studies. The superposition model (SPM) calculations are carried out to provide input CF parameters for the CFA/MSH package. The combined SPM-CFA/MSH approach is used to consider various structural models for the Fe{sub K}{sup 3+}-O{sub I}{sup 2-} defect center in KTaO{sub 3}. This modeling reveals that the off-center displacement of the Fe{sup 3+} ions, DELTA{sub 1}(Fe{sup 3+}), combined with an inward relaxation of the nearest oxygen ligands, DELTA{sub 2}(O{sup 2-}), and the existence of the interstitial oxygen O{sub I}{sup 2-} give rise to a strong tetragonal crystal field. This finding may explain the large ZFS experimentally observed for the Fe{sub K}{sup 3+}-O{sub I}{sup 2-} center in KTaO{sub 3}. Matching the theoretical MSH predictions with the available structural data as well as electron magnetic resonance (EMR) and optical spectroscopy data enables predicting reasonable ranges of values of DELTA{sub 1}(Fe{sup 3+}) and DELTA{sub 2}(O{sup 2-}) as well as the possible location of O{sub I}{sup 2-} ligands around Fe{sup 3+} ions in KTaO{sub 3}. The defect structure model obtained using the SPM-CFA/MSH approach reproduces very well the ranges of the experimental SH parameters D, g{sub ||} and g{sub perpendicular} and importantly yields not only the correct magnitude of D but also the sign, unlike previous studies. More reliable predictions may be achieved when experimental data on (a+2F/3) and/or crystal field energy levels become available. Comparison of our results with those arising from alternative models existing in the literature indicates considerable advantages of our method and presumably higher reliability of our predictions.

  1. Gravitational spin Hamiltonians from the S matrix

    Vaidya, Varun

    2014-01-01

    We utilize generalized unitarity and recursion relations combined with effective field theory(EFT) techniques to compute spin dependent interaction terms for inspiralling binary systems in the post newtonian(PN) approximation. Using these methods offers great computational advantage over traditional techniques involving feynman diagrams, especially at higher orders in the PN expansion. As a specific example, we reproduce the spin-orbit interaction up to 2.5 PN order as also the leading order $S^2$(3PN) hamiltonian for an arbitrary massive object. We also obtain the unknown $S^3$(3.5PN) spin hamiltonian for an arbitrary massive object in terms of its low frequency linear response to gravitational perturbations, which was till now known only for a black hole. Furthermore, we derive the missing $S^4$ Hamiltonian at leading order(4PN) for an arbitrary massive object and establish that a minimal coupling of a massive elementary particle to gravity leads to a black hole structure. Finally, the Kerr metric is obtain...

  2. Gravitational spin Hamiltonians from the S matrix

    Vaidya, Varun

    2015-01-01

    We utilize generalized unitarity and recursion relations combined with effective field theory techniques to compute spin-dependent interaction terms for an inspiralling binary system in the post-Newtonian (PN) approximation. Using these methods offers great computational advantage over traditional techniques involving Feynman diagrams, especially at higher orders in the PN expansion. As a specific example, we reproduce the spin-orbit (up to 2.5PN order) and the leading-order S2 (2PN) Hamiltonian for a binary system with one of the massive objects having nonzero spin using the S -matrix elements of elementary particles. For the same system, we also obtain the S3 (3.5PN) spin Hamiltonian for an arbitrary massive object, which was until now known only for a black hole. Furthermore, we derive the missing S4 Hamiltonian at leading order (4PN), again for an arbitrary massive object and establish that the minimal coupling of an elementary particle to gravity automatically captures the physics of a spinning black hole. Finally, the Kerr metric is obtained as a series in GN by comparing the action of a test particle in the vicinity of a spinning black hole to the derived potential.

  3. On Spin Hamiltonian Fits to Mssbauer Spectra of High-Spin Fe(II) Porphyrinate Systems

    Schulz, Charles E; Hu, Chuanjiang; Scheidt, W.Robert

    2006-01-01

    Fits to Mssbauer spectra of high-spin iron(II) porphyrinates have been applied to the Fe(II) model compounds octaethylporphyrin(1,2-dimethylimidazole) and tetra-paramethoxyporphyrin(1,2-dimethylimidazole). Mssbauer spectra have been measured on these compounds at 4.2 K in large applied fields. Spin Hamiltonians were used for fitting both the electronic and nuclear interactions. The fits are done by adjusting the Hamiltonian parameters to simultaneously minimize the total ?2 for three differ...

  4. Investigations of the spin-Hamiltonian parameters and tetragonal distortion due to the Jahn-Teller effect for Cu(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}{sup 2+} clusters in C(NH{sub 2}){sub 3}Al(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}.6H{sub 2}O: Cu{sup 2+} crystal

    Feng Wenlin, E-mail: wenlinfeng@126.co [Department of Applied Physics, Chongqing University of Technology, Hong-Guang Street, Chongqing 400054 (China) and International Centre for Materials Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shengyang 110016 (China); Yang Weiqing [Department of Optics and Electronics, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu 610225 (China); Department of Material Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Zheng Wenchen [Department of Material Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); International Centre for Materials Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shengyang 110016 (China); Liu Hongguang [Department of Material Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China)

    2010-04-15

    When Cu{sup 2+} ion occupies the trigonal Al{sup 3+} (II) site in guanidinium aluminium sulphate hexahydrate (GASH) (C(NH{sub 2}){sub 3}Al(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}.6H{sub 2}O) crystals, the trigonal Al(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}{sup 3+} octahedron in the host GASH crystal changes to the tetragonally-elongated Cu(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}{sup 2+} octahedron in the impurity center due to the Jahn-Teller effect. The tetragonal distortion (characterized by DELTAR=R{sub parallel} -R{sub perpendicular}, where R{sub parallel} and R{sub perpendicular} represent the metal-ligand distances parallel with and perpendicular to the C{sub 4} axis) of this Cu(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}{sup 2+} cluster is studied by calculating its spin-Hamiltonian parameters (g factors g{sub parallel} , g{sub perpendicular} and hyperfine structure constants A{sub parallel} and A{sub perpendicular}) from two theoretical methods, the complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method (CDM) and the perturbation theory method (PTM). Both methods are based on the cluster approach in which the admixture between the d orbitals of 3d{sup n} ion and the p orbitals of ligand ion is considered. The calculated results show that both methods can be used to calculate the spin-Hamiltonian parameters and to determine the structure of 3d{sup 9} clusters in crystals. These results are discussed.

  5. On Spin Hamiltonian fits to Moessbauer spectra of high-spin Fe(II) porphyrinate systems

    Schulz, Charles E., E-mail: cschulz@knox.edu [Knox College, Department of Physics (United States); Hu Chuanjiang, E-mail: scheidt.1@nd.edu; Scheidt, W. Robert [University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (United States)

    2006-06-15

    Fits to Moessbauer spectra of high-spin iron(II) porphyrinates have been applied to the Fe(II) model compounds octaethylporphyrin(1,2-dimethylimidazole) and tetra-paramethoxyporphyrin(1,2-dimethylimidazole). Moessbauer spectra have been measured on these compounds at 4.2 K in large applied fields. Spin Hamiltonians were used for fitting both the electronic and nuclear interactions. The fits are done by adjusting the Hamiltonian parameters to simultaneously minimize the total {chi}{sup 2} for three different applied fields. In order to get best fits, the EFG tensor need to be rotated relative to the ZFS tensor. A comparative sensitivity analysis of their Spin Hamiltonian parameters has also been done on the ZFS parameters D, and the EFG asymmetry parameter {eta}. The best fits suggest that both systems definitely have a negative quadrupole splitting, and that largest EFG component is tilted far from the z-axis of the ZFS tensor, which is likely to be near the heme normal.

  6. On Spin Hamiltonian Fits to Mssbauer Spectra of High-Spin Fe(II) Porphyrinate Systems.

    Schulz, Charles E; Hu, Chuanjiang; Scheidt, W Robert

    2006-06-01

    Fits to Mssbauer spectra of high-spin iron(II) porphyrinates have been applied to the Fe(II) model compounds octaethylporphyrin(1,2-dimethylimidazole) and tetra-paramethoxyporphyrin(1,2-dimethylimidazole). Mssbauer spectra have been measured on these compounds at 4.2 K in large applied fields. Spin Hamiltonians were used for fitting both the electronic and nuclear interactions. The fits are done by adjusting the Hamiltonian parameters to simultaneously minimize the total ?(2) for three different applied fields. In order to get best fits, the EFG tensor need to be rotated relative to the ZFS tensor. A comparative sensitivity analysis of their Spin Hamiltonian parameters has also been done on the ZFS parameters D, and the EFG asymmetry parameter ?. The best fits suggest that both systems definitely have a negative quadrupole splitting, and that largest EFG component is tilted far from the z-axis of the ZFS tensor, which is likely to be near the heme normal. PMID:18160971

  7. On Spin Hamiltonian fits to Moessbauer spectra of high-spin Fe(II) porphyrinate systems

    Fits to Moessbauer spectra of high-spin iron(II) porphyrinates have been applied to the Fe(II) model compounds octaethylporphyrin(1,2-dimethylimidazole) and tetra-paramethoxyporphyrin(1,2-dimethylimidazole). Moessbauer spectra have been measured on these compounds at 4.2 K in large applied fields. Spin Hamiltonians were used for fitting both the electronic and nuclear interactions. The fits are done by adjusting the Hamiltonian parameters to simultaneously minimize the total ?2 for three different applied fields. In order to get best fits, the EFG tensor need to be rotated relative to the ZFS tensor. A comparative sensitivity analysis of their Spin Hamiltonian parameters has also been done on the ZFS parameters D, and the EFG asymmetry parameter ?. The best fits suggest that both systems definitely have a negative quadrupole splitting, and that largest EFG component is tilted far from the z-axis of the ZFS tensor, which is likely to be near the heme normal.

  8. Electronic origins of NMR parameters

    The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the understanding of many theoretical aspects of molecular physics. In this work, many of these aspects as well as its applications will be discussed. (A.C.A.S.)

  9. Spectroscopic properties of Fe{sup 2+} ions at tetragonal sites-Crystal field effects and microscopic modeling of spin Hamiltonian parameters for Fe{sup 2+} (S=2) ions in K{sub 2}FeF{sub 4} and K{sub 2}ZnF{sub 4}

    Rudowicz, C., E-mail: crudowicz@zut.edu.pl [Modeling in Spectroscopy Group, Institute of Physics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Al. Piastow 17, 70-310 Szczecin (Poland); Piwowarska, D. [Modeling in Spectroscopy Group, Institute of Physics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Al. Piastow 17, 70-310 Szczecin (Poland)

    2011-11-15

    Magnetic and spectroscopic properties of the planar antiferromagnet K{sub 2}FeF{sub 4} are determined by the Fe{sup 2+} ions at tetragonal sites. The two-dimensional easy-plane anisotropy exhibited by K{sub 2}FeF{sub 4} is due to the zero field splitting (ZFS) terms arising from the orbital singlet ground state of Fe{sup 2+} ions with the spin S=2. To provide insight into the single-ion magnetic anisotropy of K{sub 2}FeF{sub 4}, the crystal field theory and the microscopic spin Hamiltonian (MSH) approach based on the tensor method is adopted. Survey of available experimental data on the crystal field energy levels and free-ion parameters for Fe{sup 2+} ions in K{sub 2}FeF{sub 4} and related compounds is carried out to provide input for microscopic modeling of the ZFS parameters and the Zeeman electronic ones. The ZFS parameters are expressed in the extended Stevens notation and include contributions up to the fourth-order using as perturbation the spin-orbit and electronic spin-spin couplings within the tetragonal crystal field states of the ground {sup 5}D multiplet. Modeling of the ZFS parameters and the Zeeman electronic ones is carried out. Variation of these parameters is studied taking into account reasonable ranges of the microscopic ones, i.e. the spin-orbit and spin-spin coupling constants, and the energy level splittings, suitable for Fe{sup 2+} ions in K{sub 2}FeF{sub 4} and Fe{sup 2+}:K{sub 2}ZnF{sub 4}. Conversions between the ZFS parameters in the extended Stevens notation and the conventional ones are considered to enable comparison with the data of others. Comparative analysis of the MSH formulas derived earlier and our more complete ones indicates the importance of terms omitted earlier as well as the fourth-order ZFS parameters and the spin-spin coupling related contributions. The results may be useful also for Fe{sup 2+} ions at axial symmetry sites in related systems, i.e. Fe:K{sub 2}MnF{sub 4}, Rb{sub 2}Co{sub 1-x}Fe{sub x}F{sub 4}, Fe{sup 2+}:Rb{sub 2}CrCl{sub 4}, and Fe{sup 2+}:Rb{sub 2}ZnCl{sub 4}. - Highlights: > Truncated zero field splitting (ZFS) terms for Fe{sup 2+} in K{sub 2}FeF{sub 4} and A{sub 2}MX{sub 4} analyzed. > Relations between truncated ZFS parameters and proper ones derived. > Truncation of 4th-rank operators significantly affects D values for S=2 systems. > Origin of 2nd-rank rhombic ZFS E-term found controversial. > Feedback for microscopic modeling for Fe{sup 2+} (S=2) ions in A{sub 2}MX{sub 4} provided.

  10. Magnetic interactions and microscopic spin Hamiltonian approaches for 3d3 ions at trigonal symmetry sites

    The spin-Hamiltonian (SH) parameters (D, g//, and g-bar ) for 4A2(3d3)-state ions at trigonal symmetry sites, taking into account the spin-spin (SS), the spin-other-orbit (SOO), the orbit-orbit (OO) magnetic interactions besides the well-known spin-orbit (SO) magnetic interaction, are studied in the intermediate-field coupling scheme using the CDM/MSH (Complete Diagonalization Method/ Microscopic Spin Hamiltonian) program recently developed. It is shown that the SH parameters arise from five microscopic mechanisms including SO coupling mechanism, SS coupling mechanism, SOO coupling mechanism, OO coupling mechanism, and SO-SS-SOO-OO combined coupling mechanism. The relative importance of the five (SO, SS, SOO, OO and combined SO-SS-SOO-OO) contributions to the SH parameters is investigated. It is shown that the SO coupling mechanism in these coupling mechanisms is the most important one. The effect of the OO coupling mechanism on the energy levels is appreciable whereas that on the SH parameters is negligible. The contribution from the SS coupling mechanism to the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter D is appreciable but is quite small to g-factors: g// and g-bar . In contrast, the contribution from the SOO coupling mechanism to the ZFS parameter D is quite small but is appreciable to g-factors. Two perturbation theory method approaches have been examined using CDM/MSH program. It is found that the analytical expressions developed by Macfarlane for D, g//, and g-bar work well in most of the CF ranges considered whereas those developed by Zdansky for D do not work well in almost all the CF ranges considered. The illustrative evaluation is performed for typical laser material Cr3+: Al2O3. The good agreements between the theoretical values and the experimental finding are obtained. It is found that the percentage difference ?D(=|DTotal(CDM)-DSO(CDM)|/|DTotal(CDM)|x100%) reaches 20.9% for laser material Cr3+: Al2O3. The investigation indicates that the contribution to the ZFS parameter D from the SS and SOO magnetic interactions should not be omitted.

  11. Universal Theoretical Approach to Extract Anisotropic Spin Hamiltonians.

    Maurice, Rmi; Bastardis, Roland; Graaf, Coen de; Suaud, Nicolas; Mallah, Talal; Guihry, Nathalie

    2009-11-10

    Monometallic Ni(II) and Co(II) complexes with large magnetic anisotropy are studied using correlated wave function based ab initio calculations. Based on the effective Hamiltonian theory, we propose a scheme to extract both the parameters of the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor and the magnetic anisotropy axes. Contrarily to the usual theoretical procedure of extraction, the method presented here determines the sign and the magnitude of the ZFS parameters in any circumstances. While the energy levels provide enough information to extract the ZFS parameters in Ni(II) complexes, additional information contained in the wave functions must be used to extract the ZFS parameters of Co(II) complexes. The effective Hamiltonian procedure also enables us to confirm the validity of the standard model Hamiltonian to produce the magnetic anisotropy of monometallic complexes. The calculated ZFS parameters are in good agreement with high-field, high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy and frequency domain magnetic resonance spectroscopy data. A methodological analysis of the results shows that the ligand-to-metal charge transfer configurations must be introduced in the reference space to obtain quantitative agreement with the experimental estimates of the ZFS parameters. PMID:26609979

  12. On the energy landscape of 3D spin Hamiltonians with topological order

    Bravyi, Sergey

    2011-01-01

    We explore feasibility of a quantum self-correcting memory based on 3D spin Hamiltonians with topological quantum order in which thermal diffusion of topological defects is suppressed by macroscopic energy barriers. To this end we characterize the energy landscape of stabilizer code Hamiltonians with local bounded-strength interactions which have a topologically ordered ground state but do not have string-like logical operators. We prove that any sequence of local errors mapping a ground state of such Hamiltonian to an orthogonal ground state must cross an energy barrier growing at least as a logarithm of the lattice size. Our bound on the energy barrier is shown to be tight up to a constant factor for one particular 3D spin Hamiltonian.

  13. Noether's theorem and low symmetry aspects concerning the crystal (ligand) field Hamiltonians and spin Hamiltonians

    This review presents a concise summary of major findings arising from our recent studies concerning the symmetry properties of crystal/ligand field (CF/LF) Hamiltonians and spin Hamiltonians (SHs). First we provide a bird's-eye view of these studies. Then we overview (i) the pertinent basic concepts and notations (ii) the algebraic symmetry (AS) of Hamiltonians for continuous rotational symmetry (CRS) cases, and (iii) the concepts of the rotational invariants and moments of CF Hamiltonians. This enables a new look from the point of view of the Noether's theorem on the properties of CF/LF Hamiltonians and SHs invariant under CRS, i.e. hexagonal II, tetragonal II, trigonal II, monoclinic, and triclinic ones. An important theorem and a conjecture on the conserved quantities stipulated by Noether's theorem for the Hamiltonians in question formulated by us helps to elucidate the interrelationships and deeper meaning of the concepts involved. Implications of the existence of the conserved quantities for interpretation of experimental CF parameter (CFP) datasets are encapsulated in five corollaries. These considerations reveal that the feasibility of determination of CFPs from fitting experimental spectra and the reduction of the existing higher-order rotational invariants for hexagonal type II and cubic symmetry require reinterpretation. This novel approach enables adoption of better fitting strategies utilizing welldefined conserved quantities, which are invariant under CRS. The advantages of this approach are illustrated using the CFP datasets reported in literature for RE3+ (4fN) ions in LiYF4. This review deals also with the fundamental intricate aspects, hitherto not fully understood, concerning the CF Hamiltonians for the 'low symmetry' cases, including the CRS cases as well as orthorhombic ones. This includes: (1) selection of the axis systems, (2) types of CF parameters and their properties, (3) introduction of a new notion of a nominal axis system for the fitted CFP datasets, (4) implications of the Noether's theorem and the AS of CF Hamiltonians, (5) correlation properties among CFP datasets, (6) the rotational degrees of freedom and the reduction of the number of independent CFPs, and (7) extension of the multiple correlated fitting technique. Clarification of these intricate aspects enables us to provide a general framework aimed at achieving an increased compatibility and reliability of CFP datasets for transition ions at low symmetry sites in crystals. The usefulness of this framework is illustrated by reanalysis of the CFP datasets for Nd3+ (Pr3+ ) in NdGaO3 (PrGaO3) and RNiO3

  14. Quantum chemical calculations of NMR parameters

    Schöfberger, W.; Sychrovský, Vladimír; Trantírek, Lukáš

    Dordrecht : Springer, 2006 - (Šponer, J.; Lankaš, F.), s. 513-536 ISBN 978-1-4020-4794-7. - (Challenges and Advances in Computional Chemistry and Physics. 2) R&D Projects: GA ČR GA203/05/0388; GA MŠk(CZ) 1K04011 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506; CEZ:AV0Z60220518 Keywords : NMR * quantum chemical calculations * chemical shielding * spin-spin coupling Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  15. Spin Hamiltonian, order out of a Coulomb phase, and pseudocriticality in the frustrated pyrochlore Heisenberg antiferromagnet FeF3

    Sadeghi, Azam; Alaei, Mojtaba; Shahbazi, Farhad; Gingras, Michel J. P.

    2015-04-01

    FeF3, with its half-filled Fe3 +3 d orbital, hence zero orbital angular momentum and S =5 /2 , is often put forward as a prototypical highly frustrated classical Heisenberg pyrochlore antiferromagnet. By employing ab initio density functional theory, we obtain an effective spin Hamiltonian for this material. This Hamiltonian contains nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic Heisenberg, biquadratic, and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions as dominant terms and we use Monte Carlo simulations to investigate the nonzero temperature properties of this minimal model. We find that upon decreasing temperature, the system passes through a Coulomb phase, composed of short-range correlated coplanar states, before transforming into an "all-in/all-out" (AIAO) state via a very weakly first-order transition at a critical temperature Tc?22 K, in good agreement with the experimental value for a reasonable set of Coulomb interaction U and Hund's coupling JH describing the material. Despite the transition being first order, the AIAO order parameter evolves below Tc with a power-law behavior characterized by a pseudo "critical exponent" ? ?0.18 in accord with experiment. We comment on the origin of this unusual ? value.

  16. Derivation of the spin Hamiltonians for Fe in MgO

    Ferrn, A.; Delgado, F.; Fernndez-Rossier, J.

    2015-03-01

    A method to calculate the effective spin Hamiltonian for a transition metal impurity in a non-magnetic insulating host is presented and applied to the paradigmatic case of Fe in MgO. In the first step we calculate the electronic structure employing standard density functional theory (DFT), based on generalized gradient approximation (GGA), using plane waves as a basis set. The corresponding basis of atomic-like maximally localized Wannier functions is derived and used to represent the DFT Hamiltonian, resulting in a tight-binding model for the atomic orbitals of the magnetic impurity. The third step is to solve, by exact numerical diagonalization, the N electron problem in the open shell of the magnetic atom, including both effects of spin-orbit and Coulomb repulsion. Finally, the low energy sector of this multi-electron Hamiltonian is mapped into effective spin models that, in addition to the spin matrices S, can also include the orbital angular momentum L when appropriate. We successfully apply the method to Fe in MgO, considering both the undistorted and Jahn-Teller (JT) distorted cases. Implications for the influence of Fe impurities on the performance of magnetic tunnel junctions based on MgO are discussed.

  17. Rovibrational and temperature effects in theoretical studies of NMR parameters

    Faber, Rasmus; Kaminsky, Jakub; Sauer, Stephan P. A.

    The demand for high precision calculations of NMR shieldings (or their related values, chemical shifts δ) and spin-spin coupling constants facilitating and supporting detailed interpretations of NMR spectra increases hand in hand with the development of computational techniques and hardware resou...

  18. The PAW/GIPAW approach for computing NMR parameters: a new dimension added to NMR study of solids.

    Charpentier, Thibault

    2011-07-01

    In 2001, Mauri and Pickard introduced the gauge including projected augmented wave (GIPAW) method that enabled for the first time the calculation of all-electron NMR parameters in solids, i.e. accounting for periodic boundary conditions. The GIPAW method roots in the plane wave pseudopotential formalism of the density functional theory (DFT), and avoids the use of the cluster approximation. This method has undoubtedly revitalized the interest in quantum chemical calculations in the solid-state NMR community. It has quickly evolved and improved so that the calculation of the key components of NMR interactions, namely the shielding and electric field gradient tensors, has now become a routine for most of the common nuclei studied in NMR. Availability of reliable implementations in several software packages (CASTEP, Quantum Espresso, PARATEC) make its usage more and more increasingly popular, maybe indispensable in near future for all material NMR studies. The majority of nuclei of the periodic table have already been investigated by GIPAW, and because of its high accuracy it is quickly becoming an essential tool for interpreting and understanding experimental NMR spectra, providing reliable assignments of the observed resonances to crystallographic sites or enabling a priori prediction of NMR data. The continuous increase of computing power makes ever larger (and thus more realistic) systems amenable to first-principles analysis. In the near future perspectives, as the incorporation of dynamical effects and/or disorder are still at their early developments, these areas will certainly be the prime target. PMID:21612895

  19. Modeling Ne-21 NMR parameters for carbon nanosystems

    Kupka, T.; Nieradka, M.; Kaminský, Jakub; Stobinski, L.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 51, č. 10 (2013), s. 676-681. ISSN 0749-1581 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP208/11/0105; GA MŠk(CZ) LH11033 Grant ostatní: AV ČR(CZ) M200551205 Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : Ne-21 NMR * GIAO NMR * molecular modeling * carbon nanostructures Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 1.559, year: 2013

  20. NMR spectroscopy using liquid crystal solvents

    Emsley, JW

    2013-01-01

    NMR Spectroscopy using Liquid Crystal Solvents covers the importance of using a liquid crystal solvent in NMR to derive nuclear dipolar spin-spin coupling constants. This book is composed of ten chapters, and begins with a brief description of the features and benefits of liquid crystal in NMR spectroscopic analysis. The succeeding chapters deal with the mode of operation of nuclear spin Hamiltonian for partially oriented molecules and the analysis of NMR spectra of partially oriented molecules, as well as the determination of rigid molecule structure. These topics are followed by discussions

  1. Extended Czjzek model applied to NMR parameter distributions in sodium metaphosphate glass.

    Vasconcelos, Filipe; Cristol, Sylvain; Paul, Jean-François; Delevoye, Laurent; Mauri, Francesco; Charpentier, Thibault; Le Caër, Gérard

    2013-06-26

    The extended Czjzek model (ECM) is applied to the distribution of NMR parameters of a simple glass model (sodium metaphosphate, NaPO3) obtained by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Accurate NMR tensors, electric field gradient (EFG) and chemical shift anisotropy (CSA) are calculated from density functional theory (DFT) within the well-established PAW/GIPAW framework. The theoretical results are compared to experimental high-resolution solid-state NMR data and are used to validate the considered structural model. The distributions of the calculated coupling constant C(Q) is proportional to |V(zz)| and the asymmetry parameter η(Q) that characterize the quadrupolar interaction are discussed in terms of structural considerations with the help of a simple point charge model. Finally, the ECM analysis is shown to be relevant for studying the distribution of CSA tensor parameters and gives new insight into the structural characterization of disordered systems by solid-state NMR. PMID:23719213

  2. Limitations of the Giant Spin Hamiltonian in Explaining Magnetization Tunneling in a Single-Molecule Magnet

    Wilson, A; Yang, E C; Nakano, M; Hendrickson, D N; Hill, S

    2006-01-01

    EPR studies of a Ni4 single-molecule magnet yield the zero-field-splitting (zfs) parameters, D, B40 and B44, based on a giant spin approximation (GSA) with S = 4. Experiments on an isostructural Ni-doped Zn4 crystal establish the Ni(II) ion zfs parameters. The 4th-order zfs parameters in the GSA arise from the interplay between the Heisenberg interaction, Js1.s2, and the 2nd-order single-ion anisotropy, giving rise to mixing of higher lying states into the S = 4 state. Consequently, J directly influences the zfs in the ground state, enabling its direct determination by EPR.

  3. Limitations of the Giant Spin Hamiltonian in Explaining Magnetization Tunneling in a Single-Molecule Magnet

    Wilson, A; Lawrence, J; Yang, E-C.; Nakano, M; Hendrickson, D. N.; Hill, S

    2006-01-01

    EPR studies of a Ni4 single-molecule magnet yield the zero-field-splitting (zfs) parameters, D, B40 and B44, based on a giant spin approximation (GSA) with S = 4. Experiments on an isostructural Ni-doped Zn4 crystal establish the Ni(II) ion zfs parameters. The 4th-order zfs parameters in the GSA arise from the interplay between the Heisenberg interaction, Js1.s2, and the 2nd-order single-ion anisotropy, giving rise to mixing of higher lying states into the S = 4 state. Consequently, J directl...

  4. Ground-State Analysis for an Exactly Solvable Coupled-Spin Hamiltonian

    Eduardo Mattei

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available We introduce a Hamiltonian for two interacting su(2 spins. We use a mean-field analysis and exact Bethe ansatz results to investigate the ground-state properties of the system in the classical limit, defined as the limit of infinite spin (or highest weight. Complementary insights are provided through investigation of the energy gap, ground-state fidelity, and ground-state entanglement, which are numerically computed for particular parameter values. Despite the simplicity of the model, a rich array of ground-state features are uncovered. Finally, we discuss how this model may be seen as an analogue of the exactly solvable p+ip pairing Hamiltonian.

  5. Quantum model of a solid-state spin qubit: Ni cluster on a silicon surface by the generalized spin Hamiltonian and X-ray absorption spectroscopy investigations

    Farberovich, Oleg V.; Mazalova, Victoria L.; Soldatov, Alexander V.

    2015-11-01

    We present here the quantum model of a Ni solid-state electron spin qubit on a silicon surface with the use of a density-functional scheme for the calculation of the exchange integrals in the non-collinear spin configurations in the generalized spin Hamiltonian (GSH) with the anisotropic exchange coupling parameters linking the nickel ions with a silicon substrate. In this model the interaction of a spin qubit with substrate is considered in GSH at the calculation of exchange integrals Jij of the nanosystem Ni7-Si in the one-electron approach taking into account chemical bonds of all Si-atoms of a substrate (environment) with atoms of the Ni7-cluster. The energy pattern was found from the effective GSH Hamiltonian acting in the restricted spin space of the Ni ions by the application of the irreducible tensor operators (ITO) technique. In this paper we offer the model of the quantum solid-state N-spin qubit based on the studying of the spin structure and the spin-dynamics simulations of the 3d-metal Ni clusters on the silicon surface. The solution of the problem of the entanglement between spin states in the N-spin systems is becoming more interesting when considering clusters or molecules with a spectral gap in their density of states. For quantifying the distribution of the entanglement between the individual spin eigenvalues (modes) in the spin structure of the N-spin system we use the density of entanglement (DOE). In this study we have developed and used the advanced high-precision numerical techniques to accurately assess the details of the decoherence process governing the dynamics of the N-spin qubits interacting with a silicon surface. We have studied the Rabi oscillations to evaluate the N-spin qubits system as a function of the time and the magnetic field. We have observed the stabilized Rabi oscillations and have stabilized the quantum dynamical qubit state and Rabi driving after a fixed time (0.327 μs). The comparison of the energy pattern with the anisotropic exchange models conventionally used for the analysis of this system and, with the results of the experimental XANES spectra, shows that our complex investigations provide a good description of the pattern of the spin levels and the spin structures of the nanomagnetic Ni7 qubit. The results are discussed in the view of the general problem of the solid-state spin qubits and the spin structure of the Ni cluster.

  6. 1H and 13C NMR for determining average molecular parameters of asphaltenes from vacuum residue distillation

    The aim of this work was to obtain average molecular parameters by using some analytical techniques, namely NMR (1H and 13C NMR), vapor pressure osmometry (VPO), and elemental analysis. NMR provided particular information on important molecular parameters such as aromatic carbon fraction, aliphatic carbons fraction, alkyl-substituted aromatic carbons, unsubstituted aromatic carbons, among others. Molecular modeling was employed to build the structure of asphaltenes using the experimental data. (author)

  7. Microscopic spin Hamiltonian approaches for 3d8 and 3d2 ions in a trigonal crystal field - perturbation theory methods versus complete diagonalization methods

    In this paper, we critically review the existing microscopic spin Hamiltonian (MSH) approaches, namely the complete diagonalization method (CDM) and the perturbation theory method (PTM), for 3d8(3d2) ions in a trigonal (C3v, D3, D3d) symmetry crystal field (CF). A new CDM is presented and a CFA/MSH computer package based on our crystal-field analysis (CFA) package for 3dN ions is developed for numerical calculations. Our method takes into account the contribution to the SH parameters (D, gparallel and gperpendicular to) from all 45 CF states for 3d8(3d2) ions and is based on the complete diagonalization of the Hamiltonian including the electrostatic interactions, the CF terms (in the intermediate CF scheme) and the spin-orbit coupling. The CFA/MSH package enables us to study not only the CF energy levels and wavefunctions but also the SH parameters as functions of the CF parameters (B20, B40 and B43 or alternatively Dq, ? and ?') for 3d8(3d2) ions in trigonal symmetry. Extensive comparative studies of other MSH approaches are carried out using the CFA/MSH package. First, we check the accuracy of the approximate PTM based on the 'quasi-fourth-order' perturbation formulae developed by Petrosyan and Mirzakhanyan (PM). The present investigations indicate that the PM formulae for the g-factors (gparallel and gperpendicular to) indeed work well, especially for the cases of small v and ?' and large Dq, whereas the PM formula for the zero-field splitting (ZFS) exhibits serious shortcomings. Earlier criticism of the PM approach by Zhou et al (Zhou K W, Zhao S B, Wu P F and Xie J K 1990 Phys. Status Solidi b 162 193) is then revisited. Second, we carry out an extensive comparison of the results of the present CFA/MSH package and those of other CDMs based on the strong- and weak-CF schemes. The CF energy levels and the SH parameters for 3d2 and 3d8 ions at C3v symmetry sites in several crystals are calculated and analysed. Our investigations reveal serious inconsistencies in the CDM results of Zhou et al and Li (Li Y 1995 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 7 4075) based on the strong-CF scheme for Ni2+ ions in LiNbO3 crystals. The correctness of our CFA/MSH package is verified by comparing our results with the predictions of Ma et al (Ma D P, Ma N, Ma X D and Zhang H M 1998 J. Phys. Chem. Solids 59 1211, Ma D P, Ma X D, Chen J R and Liu Y Y 1997 Phys. Rev. B 56 1780) and Macfarlane (Macfarlane R M 1964 J. Chem. Phys. 40 373) for ?-Al2O3:V3+(3d2) and MgO:Ni2+(3d8). It appears that the two independent approaches show perfect agreement with our approach, unlike those of Zhou et al and Li, which turn out to be unreliable. Our results reveal that the contributions to the ZFS parameter from the higher excited states cannot be neglected; also, the ZFS parameter is very sensitive to slight changes of the crystal structure. Hence our CFA/MSH package, which takes into account the contributions to the ZFS parameter from the higher excited states, can provide reliable results and proves to be a useful tool for the studies of the effect of the lattice distortions, defects and structural disorder on the spectroscopic properties of 3d2 and 3d8 ions at trigonal symmetry sites in crystals. (author)

  8. Spin Hamiltonian, Competing Small Energy Scales and Incommensurate Long Range Order in the Highly Frustrated Gd3Ga5O12 Garnet Antiferromagnet

    Yavors'kii, Taras; Enjalran, Matthew; Gingras, MIchel J. P.

    2005-01-01

    Despite the availability of a spin Hamiltonian for the Gd3Ga5O12 garnet (GGG) for over twenty five years, there has so far been little theoretical insight regarding the many unusual low temperature properties of GGG. Here we investigate GGG in zero magnetic field using mean-field theory. We reproduce the spin liquid-like correlations and, most importantly, explain the positions of the sharp peaks seen in powder neutron diffraction experiments. We show that it is crucial to treat accurately th...

  9. Magnetostructural correlations for Fe2+ ions at orthorhombic sites in FeCl2·4H2O and FeF2·4H2O crystals modeled by microscopic spin Hamiltonian approach

    Zając, Magdalena; Lipiński, Ignacy Eryk; Rudowicz, Czesław

    2016-03-01

    The microscopic spin Hamiltonian (MSH) theory developed up to the fourth-order perturbation theory for 3d4 and 3d6 ions with spin S=2 within the 5D approximation is employed to predict the zero field splitting (ZFS) parameters and the Zeeman electronic (Ze) ones. The SH parameters, measurable by electron magnetic resonance (EMR), are expressed in terms of the microscopic parameters, i.e. the spin-orbit (λ), spin-spin (ρ) coupling constants, and the crystal-field (ligands-field) energy levels (∆i) within the 5D multiplet. The energies, ∆i, are indirectly related with structural data, thus enabling investigation of magnetostructural correlations. As a case study Fe2+ (3d6; S=2) ions at orthorhombic sites in FeCl2·4H2O and FeF2·4H2O crystals are considered. Calculations of the ZFS and Ze parameters are carried out for wide ranges of values of the microscopic parameters using the package MSH/VBA. Dependence of the theoretically determined ZFS parameters bkq (in the Stevens notation) and the Zeeman factors gi on λ, ρ, and ∆i is examined and suitable graphs are presented. The absolute value of dominant ZFS parameter |b20| is predicted to be in the range from nearly 8.5 to 1.4 cm-1. Matching the theoretical SH parameters and the experimental ones enables determination of the suitable values of λ, ρ, and ∆i. The fourth-rank ZFS parameters and the ρ(spin-spin)-related contributions, considered for the first time here, are found important. The MSH predictions may be verified and fine-tuned by high-magnetic field and high-frequency EMR measurements. The method employed here and the present results may be also useful for other structurally related systems.

  10. Quantum model of a solid-state spin qubit: Ni cluster on a silicon surface by the generalized spin Hamiltonian and X-ray absorption spectroscopy investigations

    Farberovich, Oleg V. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Beverly and Raymond Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Research Center for Nanoscale Structure of Matter, Southern Federal University, Zorge 5, 344090 Rostov-on-Don (Russian Federation); Voronezh State University, Voronezh 394000 (Russian Federation); Mazalova, Victoria L., E-mail: mazalova@sfedu.ru [Research Center for Nanoscale Structure of Matter, Southern Federal University, Zorge 5, 344090 Rostov-on-Don (Russian Federation); Soldatov, Alexander V. [Research Center for Nanoscale Structure of Matter, Southern Federal University, Zorge 5, 344090 Rostov-on-Don (Russian Federation)

    2015-11-15

    We present here the quantum model of a Ni solid-state electron spin qubit on a silicon surface with the use of a density-functional scheme for the calculation of the exchange integrals in the non-collinear spin configurations in the generalized spin Hamiltonian (GSH) with the anisotropic exchange coupling parameters linking the nickel ions with a silicon substrate. In this model the interaction of a spin qubit with substrate is considered in GSH at the calculation of exchange integrals J{sub ij} of the nanosystem Ni{sub 7}–Si in the one-electron approach taking into account chemical bonds of all Si-atoms of a substrate (environment) with atoms of the Ni{sub 7}-cluster. The energy pattern was found from the effective GSH Hamiltonian acting in the restricted spin space of the Ni ions by the application of the irreducible tensor operators (ITO) technique. In this paper we offer the model of the quantum solid-state N-spin qubit based on the studying of the spin structure and the spin-dynamics simulations of the 3d-metal Ni clusters on the silicon surface. The solution of the problem of the entanglement between spin states in the N-spin systems is becoming more interesting when considering clusters or molecules with a spectral gap in their density of states. For quantifying the distribution of the entanglement between the individual spin eigenvalues (modes) in the spin structure of the N-spin system we use the density of entanglement (DOE). In this study we have developed and used the advanced high-precision numerical techniques to accurately assess the details of the decoherence process governing the dynamics of the N-spin qubits interacting with a silicon surface. We have studied the Rabi oscillations to evaluate the N-spin qubits system as a function of the time and the magnetic field. We have observed the stabilized Rabi oscillations and have stabilized the quantum dynamical qubit state and Rabi driving after a fixed time (0.327 μs). The comparison of the energy pattern with the anisotropic exchange models conventionally used for the analysis of this system and, with the results of the experimental XANES spectra, shows that our complex investigations provide a good description of the pattern of the spin levels and the spin structures of the nanomagnetic Ni{sub 7} qubit. The results are discussed in the view of the general problem of the solid-state spin qubits and the spin structure of the Ni cluster. - Highlights: • We present the model of the quantum solid-state qubit. • We have studied the Rabi oscillations and the electron spin decoherence. • The quantum entanglement is important for a quantum computation. • We have analyzed a behavior of the entanglement in the finite clusters.

  11. Sensitivity of the NMR density matrix to pulse sequence parameters: a simplified analytic approach.

    Momot, Konstantin I; Takegoshi, K

    2012-08-01

    We present a formalism for the analysis of sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance pulse sequences to variations of pulse sequence parameters, such as radiofrequency pulses, gradient pulses or evolution delays. The formalism enables the calculation of compact, analytic expressions for the derivatives of the density matrix and the observed signal with respect to the parameters varied. The analysis is based on two constructs computed in the course of modified density-matrix simulations: the error interrogation operators and error commutators. The approach presented is consequently named the Error Commutator Formalism (ECF). It is used to evaluate the sensitivity of the density matrix to parameter variation based on the simulations carried out for the ideal parameters, obviating the need for finite-difference calculations of signal errors. The ECF analysis therefore carries a computational cost comparable to a single density-matrix or product-operator simulation. Its application is illustrated using a number of examples from basic NMR spectroscopy. We show that the strength of the ECF is its ability to provide analytic insights into the propagation of errors through pulse sequences and the behaviour of signal errors under phase cycling. Furthermore, the approach is algorithmic and easily amenable to implementation in the form of a programming code. It is envisaged that it could be incorporated into standard NMR product-operator simulation packages. PMID:22750252

  12. Noninvasive temperature distribution measurement by simultaneous use of multiple NMR parameters

    A noninvasive thermometry method using NMR parameters, M0, T1 and T2, is proposed. Based on phantom experiments using a CuSO4 solution and its gels, multiple regression temperature estimation using T1 and M0 is examined and showed estimation error reductions of 2-10 % comparing with T1 single. From in-vitro experiments with bovine tissues, it is found that the temperature dependence of each parameter greatly varies according to the kinds of the tissues. As a conclusion, by choosing the optimum parameters for each tissue and, if necessary, by adapting multiple regression, accurate and tissue insensitive temperature imaging inside a biological body is expected. (author)

  13. Thermal and solvent effects on NMR spectroscopy parameters of a prototypical Chagas disease drug

    NONE

    2011-07-01

    Full text. Hydrogen bonds in liquids can be of crucial importance for solvent effects in spectroscopy. We have herein computed the nuclear magnetic spin-spin coupling constants (SSCC) involving 15N and 1H nuclei motivated by the relevance of these couplings for the indirect detection of the 15N chemical shifts. Such nJ(N,H) couplings are now also taken as probes for obtaining structural information in proteins. In this work, we focus on the J-couplings; a complete analysis of the NMR spectral data for the compounds studied can be found in previous papers. Thermal and solvent effects on the SSCCs of metronidazole (1) were studied computationally with appropriate quantum-chemical methods. Metronidazole may serve as a model compound to investigate the influence of solvent molecules on the NMR spin-spin coupling constants in heterocyclic rings. We find a hydrogen bond between 1 and a solvent water molecule that is associated with a bond critical point between the imidazole N-3 atom and a water H atom. AIM analysis indicates this hydrogen bond to be mainly electrostatic in nature. Simple static SSCC calculations in vacuo underestimate the nJ(N-3,H) coupling constants because of the neglect of hydrogen bonding. PCM-based treatments perform reasonably well because of the electrostatic character of the hydrogen bond. For more reliable predictions, it is important to take into account the dynamics of the system and to include nearby solvent molecules explicitly. The reduction of the hyperconjugative interactions involving the sigma CH bond or the sigma {sup *}CH antibond (with the coupling nucleus H) that is found in solution appears to be correlated to the reduction of coupling pathways in the imidazole ring. Since nuclear spin orientation information is transferred electronically to the other nuclei in the molecule, experimentally determined J-couplings directly reflect the nature of the chemical bond involved.106,107 Unlike most other NMR properties, which can be understood on the basis of semiclassical physics, J-coupling is a purely quantum- mechanical phenomenon. The present results provide evidence that hyperconjugative effects in solute molecules are not due to changes in geometric parameters upon solvation, but arise from the direct response of the electronic wave function to the presence of the solvent, which can be represented by discrete molecules and/or the dielectric bulk. We believe that our findings may be helpful to rationalize the relation between NMR parameters and the interactions in hydrogen-bonded complexes. Further applications along these lines are in progress. (author)

  14. Ab Initio Quality NMR Parameters in Solid-State Materials Using a High-Dimensional Neural-Network Representation.

    Cuny, Jérôme; Xie, Yu; Pickard, Chris J; Hassanali, Ali A

    2016-02-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the most powerful experimental tools to probe the local atomic order of a wide range of solid-state compounds. However, due to the complexity of the related spectra, in particular for amorphous materials, their interpretation in terms of structural information is often challenging. These difficulties can be overcome by combining molecular dynamics simulations to generate realistic structural models with an ab initio evaluation of the corresponding chemical shift and quadrupolar coupling tensors. However, due to computational constraints, this approach is limited to relatively small system sizes which, for amorphous materials, prevents an adequate statistical sampling of the distribution of the local environments that is required to quantitatively describe the system. In this work, we present an approach to efficiently and accurately predict the NMR parameters of very large systems. This is achieved by using a high-dimensional neural-network representation of NMR parameters that are calculated using an ab initio formalism. To illustrate the potential of this approach, we applied this neural-network NMR (NN-NMR) method on the (17)O and (29)Si quadrupolar coupling and chemical shift parameters of various crystalline silica polymorphs and silica glasses. This approach is, in principal, general and has the potential to be applied to predict the NMR properties of various materials. PMID:26730889

  15. The effects of fast molecular motions and nuclear delocalisation on NMR parameters

    Dračínský, Martin; Hodgkinson, P.

    Brno : Masaryk University, 2014 - (Novotný, J.; Foroutan -Nejad, C.; Marek, R.). C3 ISBN 978-80-86441-45-0. [NMR Valtice. Central European NMR Meeting /29./. 27.4.-30.4.2014, Valtice] Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : NMR spectroscopy * DFT molecular dynamics * nuclear quantum effects Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  16. General order parameter based correlation analysis of protein backbone motions between experimental NMR relaxation measurements and molecular dynamics simulations

    Internal backbone dynamic motions are essential for different protein functions and occur on a wide range of time scales, from femtoseconds to seconds. Molecular dynamic (MD) simulations and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin relaxation measurements are valuable tools to gain access to fast (nanosecond) internal motions. However, there exist few reports on correlation analysis between MD and NMR relaxation data. Here, backbone relaxation measurements of 15N-labeled SH3 (Src homology 3) domain proteins in aqueous buffer were used to generate general order parameters (S2) using a model-free approach. Simultaneously, 80 ns MD simulations of SH3 domain proteins in a defined hydrated box at neutral pH were conducted and the general order parameters (S2) were derived from the MD trajectory. Correlation analysis using the Gromos force field indicated that S2 values from NMR relaxation measurements and MD simulations were significantly different. MD simulations were performed on models with different charge states for three histidine residues, and with different water models, which were SPC (simple point charge) water model and SPC/E (extended simple point charge) water model. S2 parameters from MD simulations with charges for all three histidines and with the SPC/E water model correlated well with S2 calculated from the experimental NMR relaxation measurements, in a site-specific manner. - Highlights: • Correlation analysis between NMR relaxation measurements and MD simulations. • General order parameter (S2) as common reference between the two methods. • Different protein dynamics with different Histidine charge states in neutral pH. • Different protein dynamics with different water models

  17. General order parameter based correlation analysis of protein backbone motions between experimental NMR relaxation measurements and molecular dynamics simulations

    Liu, Qing; Shi, Chaowei [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at The Microscale and School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 (China); Yu, Lu [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at The Microscale and School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 (China); High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Science, Hefei, Anhui, 230031 (China); Zhang, Longhua [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at The Microscale and School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 (China); Xiong, Ying, E-mail: yxiong73@ustc.edu.cn [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at The Microscale and School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 (China); Tian, Changlin, E-mail: cltian@ustc.edu.cn [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at The Microscale and School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 (China); High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Science, Hefei, Anhui, 230031 (China)

    2015-02-13

    Internal backbone dynamic motions are essential for different protein functions and occur on a wide range of time scales, from femtoseconds to seconds. Molecular dynamic (MD) simulations and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin relaxation measurements are valuable tools to gain access to fast (nanosecond) internal motions. However, there exist few reports on correlation analysis between MD and NMR relaxation data. Here, backbone relaxation measurements of {sup 15}N-labeled SH3 (Src homology 3) domain proteins in aqueous buffer were used to generate general order parameters (S{sup 2}) using a model-free approach. Simultaneously, 80 ns MD simulations of SH3 domain proteins in a defined hydrated box at neutral pH were conducted and the general order parameters (S{sup 2}) were derived from the MD trajectory. Correlation analysis using the Gromos force field indicated that S{sup 2} values from NMR relaxation measurements and MD simulations were significantly different. MD simulations were performed on models with different charge states for three histidine residues, and with different water models, which were SPC (simple point charge) water model and SPC/E (extended simple point charge) water model. S{sup 2} parameters from MD simulations with charges for all three histidines and with the SPC/E water model correlated well with S{sup 2} calculated from the experimental NMR relaxation measurements, in a site-specific manner. - Highlights: • Correlation analysis between NMR relaxation measurements and MD simulations. • General order parameter (S{sup 2}) as common reference between the two methods. • Different protein dynamics with different Histidine charge states in neutral pH. • Different protein dynamics with different water models.

  18. Solid state NMR and bioequivalence comparison of the pharmacokinetic parameters of two formulations of clindamycin

    Al-Talla, Zeyad

    2011-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetic parameters and determine the bioequivalence of a generic formulation of clindamycin that is sold in the local markets in the Middle East (Clindox® 150 mg capsule; test) with a reference formulation (Dalacin C® 150 mg capsule) in healthy adult male volunteers. Methods: A single-dose, open-label, 2-period crossover study was conducted. Healthy male volunteers were randomly assigned to oral administration of a single treatment of the reference and test formulations. The same groups were given the alternate formulation. After dosing, serial blood samples were withdrawn for a period of 24 h. Serum harvested from the blood samples was analyzed for clindamycin by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet detection. Pharmacokinetic parameters, including AUC0-∞, AUC 0-t, Cmax, Ke, tmax and t 1/2 were determined from the serum concentrations for both formulations (test and reference). The products were tested for bioequivalence after log-transformation of the data. Results: 24 healthy adult male volunteers from Jordan (mean [SD] age, 28.8 (7.7) years (range 19-45 years); height, 175.8 (10.6) cm (range 159.0-192.0 cm); weight, 75.6 (11.0) kg (range 58-101 kg); and body mass index, 24.4 (1.8) kg/m2 (range 21.3-28 kg/m2)) were enrolled in and completed the study. The 13C NMR spectra for both Dalacin C® and Clindox® showed 18 distinct lines associated with the 18 different carbon atoms. Conclusion: The statistical comparison suggested that Clindox® capsules are bioequivalent to Dalacin C® capsules. The 13C CPMAS results confirmed that the two drugs exhibit typical clindamycin spectra. ©2011 Dustri-Verlag Dr. K. Feistle.

  19. NMR parameters in RNA molecules and their correlation with molecular structure

    Vokáčová, Zuzana; Schneider, Bohdan; Sychrovský, Vladimír

    Wroclaw : -, 2006. L31. [Modeling & Design of Molecular Materials 2006. 10.09.2006-15.09.2006, Wroclaw] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : dinukleoside monophosphate * RNA * NMR Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  20. Hunting for hydrogen: random structure searching and prediction of NMR parameters of hydrous wadsleyite.

    Moran, Robert F; McKay, David; Pickard, Chris J; Berry, Andrew J; Griffin, John M; Ashbrook, Sharon E

    2016-04-21

    The structural chemistry of materials containing low levels of nonstoichiometric hydrogen is difficult to determine, and producing structural models is challenging where hydrogen has no fixed crystallographic site. Here we demonstrate a computational approach employing ab initio random structure searching (AIRSS) to generate a series of candidate structures for hydrous wadsleyite (β-Mg2SiO4 with 1.6 wt% H2O), a high-pressure mineral proposed as a repository for water in the Earth's transition zone. Aligning with previous experimental work, we solely consider models with Mg3 (over Mg1, Mg2 or Si) vacancies. We adapt the AIRSS method by starting with anhydrous wadsleyite, removing a single Mg(2+) and randomly placing two H(+) in a unit cell model, generating 819 candidate structures. 103 geometries were then subjected to more accurate optimisation under periodic DFT. Using this approach, we find the most favourable hydration mechanism involves protonation of two O1 sites around the Mg3 vacancy. The formation of silanol groups on O3 or O4 sites (with loss of stable O1-H hydroxyls) coincides with an increase in total enthalpy. Importantly, the approach we employ allows observables such as NMR parameters to be computed for each structure. We consider hydrous wadsleyite (∼1.6 wt%) to be dominated by protonated O1 sites, with O3/O4-H silanol groups present as defects, a model that maps well onto experimental studies at higher levels of hydration (J. M. Griffin et al., Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1523). The AIRSS approach adopted herein provides the crucial link between atomic-scale structure and experimental studies. PMID:27020937

  1. Effects of Quantum Nuclear Delocalisation on NMR Parameters from Path Integral Molecular Dynamics

    Dračínský, Martin; Hodgkinson, P.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 20, č. 8 (2014), s. 2201-2207. ISSN 0947-6539 Grant ostatní: Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union(XE) FP7-299242 People Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : density functional calculations * isotope effects * NMR spectroscopy * nuclear delocalisation * path integral molecular dynamics Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 5.731, year: 2014

  2. The effects of fast molecular motions and nuclear delocalisation on NMR parameters

    Dračínský, Martin; Hodgkinson, P.

    Santiago : -, 2014. OP039. [WATOC 2014. Congress of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists /10./. 05.10.2014-10.10.2014, Santiago] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-24880S Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : NMR spectroscopy * molecular dynamics * DFT calculations Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  3. The Effects of Fast Molecular Motions and Solvation on NMR Parameters

    Dračínský, Martin; Bouř, Petr; Exner, T.; Hodgkinson, P.

    Leipzig : European Science Foundation, 2013. s. 69-70. [CPMD - Leipzig 2013. Matter, life , light from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. 02.09.2013-06.09.2013, Leipzig] Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : NMR spectroscopy * DFT calculations * molecular dynamics Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  4. Calculations of Solid-State NMR Parameters of Isocytosine and Sesquiterpene Lactones

    Dračínský, Martin; Buděšínský, Miloš; Warzajtis, B.; Rychlewska, U.

    Ireland : University College Dublin, 2012. s. 243-243. [EUROMAR 2012. Magnetic Resonance Conference. 01.07.2012-05.07.2012, Dublin] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : NMR * solid-state * DFT calculations * crystal packing Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry

  5. Optimal control design of NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization experiments using monotonically convergent algorithms.

    Maximov, Ivan I; Tosner, Zdenĕk; Nielsen, Niels Chr

    2008-05-14

    Optimal control theory has recently been introduced to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy as a means to systematically design and optimize pulse sequences for liquid- and solid-state applications. This has so far primarily involved numerical optimization using gradient-based methods, which allow for the optimization of a large number of pulse sequence parameters in a concerted way to maximize the efficiency of transfer between given spin states or shape the nuclear spin Hamiltonian to a particular form, both within a given period of time. Using such tools, a variety of new pulse sequences with improved performance have been developed, and the NMR spin engineers have been challenged to consider alternative routes for analytical experiment design to meet similar performance. In addition, it has lead to increasing demands to the numerical procedures used in the optimization process in terms of computational speed and fast convergence. With the latter aspect in mind, here we introduce an alternative approach to numerical experiment design based on the Krotov formulation of optimal control theory. For practical reasons, the overall radio frequency power delivered to the sample should be minimized to facilitate experimental implementation and avoid excessive sample heating. The presented algorithm makes explicit use of this requirement and iteratively solves the stationary conditions making sure that the maximum of the objective is reached. It is shown that this method is faster per iteration and takes different paths within a control space than gradient-based methods. In the present work, the Krotov approach is demonstrated by the optimization of NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization experiments for various spin systems and using different constraints with respect to radio frequency and microwave power consumption. PMID:18532824

  6. On the ability of molecular dynamics force fields to recapitulate NMR derived protein side chain order parameters.

    O'Brien, Evan S; Wand, A Joshua; Sharp, Kim A

    2016-06-01

    Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have become a central tool for investigating various biophysical questions with atomistic detail. While many different proxies are used to qualify MD force fields, most are based on largely structural parameters such as the root mean square deviation from experimental coordinates or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) chemical shifts and residual dipolar couplings. NMR derived Lipari-Szabo squared generalized order parameter (O(2) ) values of amide NH bond vectors of the polypeptide chain were also often employed for refinement and validation. However, with a few exceptions, side chain methyl symmetry axis order parameters have not been incorporated into experimental reference sets. Using a test set of five diverse proteins, the performance of several force fields implemented in the NAMDD simulation package was examined. It was found that simulations employing explicit water implemented using the TIP3 model generally performed significantly better than those using implicit water in reproducing experimental methyl symmetry axis O(2) values. Overall the CHARMM27 force field performs nominally better than two implementations of the Amber force field. It appeared that recent quantum mechanics modifications to side chain torsional angles of leucine and isoleucine in the Amber force field have significantly hindered proper motional modeling for these residues. There remained significant room for improvement as even the best correlations of experimental and simulated methyl group Lipari-Szabo generalized order parameters fall below an R(2) of 0.8. PMID:26990788

  7. Ab initio DFT study of bisphosphonate derivatives as a drug for inhibition of cancer: NMR and NQR parameters.

    Aghabozorg, Hussein; Sohrabi, Beheshteh; Mashkouri, Sara; Aghabozorg, Hamid Reza

    2012-03-01

    DFT computations were carried out to characterize the (17)Oand (2)H electric field gradient, EFG, in various bisphosphonate derivatives. The computations were performed at the B3LYP level with 6-311++G (d,P) standard basis set. Calculated EFG tensors were used to determine the (17)O and (2)H nuclear quadrupole coupling constant, ? and asymmetry parameter, ?. For better understanding of the bonding and electronic structure of bisphosphonates, isotropic and anisotropic NMR chemical shieldings were calculated for the (13)C, (17)O and (31)P nuclei using GIAO method for the optimized structure of intermediate bisphosphonates at B3LYP level of theory using 6-311++G (d, p) basis set. The results showed that various substituents have a strong effect on the nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) parameters (?, ?) of (17)O in contrast with (2)H NQR parameters. The NMR and NQR parameters were studied in order to find the correlation between electronic structure and the activity of the desired bisphosphonates. In addition, the effect of substitutions on the bisphosphonates polarity was investigated. Molecular polarity was determined via the DFT calculated dipole moment vectors and the results showed that substitution of bromine atom on the ring would increase the activity of bisphosphonates. PMID:21633790

  8. Temperature Dependence of NMR Parameters Calculated from Path Integral Molecular Dynamics Simulations.

    Dračínský, Martin; Bouř, Petr; Hodgkinson, Paul

    2016-03-01

    The influence of temperature on NMR chemical shifts and quadrupolar couplings in model molecular organic solids is explored using path integral molecular dynamics (PIMD) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations of shielding and electric field gradient (EFG) tensors. An approach based on convoluting calculated shielding or EFG tensor components with probability distributions of selected bond distances and valence angles obtained from DFT-PIMD simulations at several temperatures is used to calculate the temperature effects. The probability distributions obtained from the quantum PIMD simulations, which includes nuclear quantum effects, are significantly broader and less temperature dependent than those obtained with conventional DFT molecular dynamics or with 1D scans through the potential energy surface. Predicted NMR observables for the model systems were in excellent agreement with experimental data. PMID:26857802

  9. Comparative analysis of the microscopic spin-Hamiltonian expressions used for the non-Kramers Fe{sup 2+}(3d{sup 6}) ions with spin S=2 in reduced rubredoxin, desulforedoxin, and related systems

    Rudowicz, C.; Sung, H.W.F

    2003-09-01

    The predictions based on the crystal-field (CF) and spin-Hamiltonian (SH) theory play important role in the studies of the spectroscopic properties of the non-Kramers Fe{sup 2+} (S=2) ions in reduced rubredoxin, desulforedoxin, and related mononuclear synthetic analogues. The complexity of such systems as well as the various approximations used in analysis of experimental data contribute to inconclusive results derived from electron magnetic resonance, Moessbauer, and optical spectroscopy studies as well as theoretical calculations. In this paper various microscopic spin-Hamiltonian (MSH) approaches used in the pertinent literature and their limitations are critically examined. The CF and SH theory pertinent for the non-Kramers (3d{sup 6}) Fe{sup 2+} ion with spin S=2 at tetragonal and the first- and second-kind orthorhombic symmetry sites are presented in the nutshell. As a benchmark we utilize the MSH expressions within the {sup 5}D approximation derived by computer up to fourth order of perturbation theory. This theoretical framework enables us to carry out a comparative analysis of the various, often inconsistent, second-order MSH expressions existing in the literature. The fourth-rank zero-field splitting terms are considered for the first time. The results of this study provide a starting point for detailed modeling of the spectroscopic properties of Fe{sup 2+} ion in complex biological systems and their synthetic analogues.

  10. Comparative analysis of the microscopic spin-Hamiltonian expressions used for the non-Kramers Fe2+(3d6) ions with spin S=2 in reduced rubredoxin, desulforedoxin, and related systems

    The predictions based on the crystal-field (CF) and spin-Hamiltonian (SH) theory play important role in the studies of the spectroscopic properties of the non-Kramers Fe2+ (S=2) ions in reduced rubredoxin, desulforedoxin, and related mononuclear synthetic analogues. The complexity of such systems as well as the various approximations used in analysis of experimental data contribute to inconclusive results derived from electron magnetic resonance, Moessbauer, and optical spectroscopy studies as well as theoretical calculations. In this paper various microscopic spin-Hamiltonian (MSH) approaches used in the pertinent literature and their limitations are critically examined. The CF and SH theory pertinent for the non-Kramers (3d6) Fe2+ ion with spin S=2 at tetragonal and the first- and second-kind orthorhombic symmetry sites are presented in the nutshell. As a benchmark we utilize the MSH expressions within the 5D approximation derived by computer up to fourth order of perturbation theory. This theoretical framework enables us to carry out a comparative analysis of the various, often inconsistent, second-order MSH expressions existing in the literature. The fourth-rank zero-field splitting terms are considered for the first time. The results of this study provide a starting point for detailed modeling of the spectroscopic properties of Fe2+ ion in complex biological systems and their synthetic analogues

  11. Effects of quantum nuclear delocalisation on NMR parameters from path integral molecular dynamics.

    Dra?nsk, Martin; Hodgkinson, Paul

    2014-02-17

    The influence of nuclear delocalisation on NMR chemical shifts in molecular organic solids is explored using path integral molecular dynamics (PIMD) and density functional theory calculations of shielding tensors. Nuclear quantum effects are shown to explain previously observed systematic deviations in correlations between calculated and experimental chemical shifts, with particularly large PIMD-induced changes (up to 23?ppm) observed for carbon atoms in methyl groups. The PIMD approach also enables isotope substitution effects on chemical shifts and J?couplings to be predicted in excellent agreement with experiment for both isolated molecules and molecular crystals. An approach based on convoluting calculated shielding or coupling surfaces with probability distributions of selected bond distances and valence angles obtained from PIMD simulations is used to calculate isotope effects. PMID:24435841

  12. Computer simulation of NMR signals in a multi spin system with magnetic dipole interactions

    In order to carry out a computer simulation within the scope of the quantum theory of angle moment, an algorithm is proposed to build eigenfunctions of a spin Hamiltonian. The algorithm proposed is used to calculate the NMR spectrum and free induction signal for 1D chains, which consist of 2 /7 spins. It is proved that only magnetic dipole interaction between spins cause the signal of free induction decay, which is not related to the evolution of the density matrix towards an equilibrium or quasi equilibrium

  13. Paramagnetic NMR chemical shift in a spin state subject to zero-field splitting

    Soncini, Alessandro

    2012-01-01

    We derive a general formula for the paramagnetic NMR nuclear shielding tensor of an open-shell molecule in a pure spin state, subject to a zero-field splitting (ZFS). Our findings are in contradiction with a previous proposal. We present a simple application of the newly derived formula to the case of a triplet ground state split by an easy-plane ZFS spin Hamiltonian. When $kT$ is much smaller than the ZFS gap, thus a single non-degenerate level is thermally populated, our approach correctly predicts a temperature-independent paramagnetic shift, while the previous theory leads to a Curie temperature dependence.

  14. Paramagnetic NMR chemical shift in a spin state subject to zero-field splitting

    Soncini, Alessandro; Heuvel, Willem Van den

    2012-01-01

    We derive a general formula for the paramagnetic NMR nuclear shielding tensor of an open-shell molecule in a pure spin state, subject to a zero-field splitting (ZFS). Our findings are in contradiction with a previous proposal. We present a simple application of the newly derived formula to the case of a triplet ground state split by an easy-plane ZFS spin Hamiltonian. When $kT$ is much smaller than the ZFS gap, thus a single non-degenerate level is thermally populated, our approach correctly ...

  15. Communication: Paramagnetic NMR chemical shift in a spin state subject to zero-field splitting

    Soncini, Alessandro; Van den Heuvel, Willem

    2013-01-01

    We derive a general formula for the paramagnetic NMR nuclear shielding tensor of an open-shell molecule in a pure spin state, subject to a zero-field splitting (ZFS). Our findings are in contradiction with a previous proposal. We present a simple application of the newly derived formula to the case of a triplet ground state split by an easy-plane ZFS spin Hamiltonian. When kT is much smaller than the ZFS gap, thus a single non-degenerate level is thermally populated, our approach correctly predicts a temperature-independent paramagnetic shift, while the previous theory leads to a Curie temperature dependence.

  16. The effects of some parameters on the calculated 1H NMR relaxation times of cell water

    The effect of some parameters on the longitudinal and transverse relaxation times is calculated and a comparison between the calculated relaxation times with the results of different measurements is made. (M.S.)

  17. Structural refinement of the RT LaOF phases by coupling powder X-Ray diffraction, (19)F and (139)La solid state NMR and DFT calculations of the NMR parameters.

    Dabachi, Jamal; Body, Monique; Dittmer, Jens; Fayon, Franck; Legein, Christophe

    2015-12-21

    The structures of the ?- and t-LaOF phases have been refined from XRPD patterns. For both phases, (19)F and (139)La solid-state NMR spectra recorded at high magnetic fields show the presence of a single F and a single La local environment, indicating a full anionic ordering in these oxyfluoride compounds. DFT calculations of the (19)F and (139)La chemical shielding tensors and of the (139)La EFG tensor have been performed for the proposed structural models. The observed good agreement between experimental and calculated NMR parameters for both phases highlights the accuracy of the structural data. PMID:26565802

  18. Clarification of terminological confusion concerning the crystal field quantities vs. the effective spin Hamiltonian and zero-field splitting quantities in the papers by Bayrakeken et al. [Spectrochim. Acta Part A 66 (2007) 462 and 1291

    Rudowicz, Czes?aw

    2008-12-01

    The physically distinct notions: crystal field (CF) [or equivalently ligand field (LF)] and effective spin Hamiltonian, which comprises zero-field splitting (ZFS) [or equivalently fine structure (FS)], are often confused each with other in literature. Confusion of the type X = Y consists in referral to the quantity Y by the name X of another well-defined quantity. Most prevailing is the CF = ZFS confusion, i.e. labeling the actual ZFS/FS quantities as purportedly the CF/LF ones. Unique cases of the inverse ZFS = CF confusion, identified in recent papers by Bayrakeken et al. [Spectrochim. Acta A 66 (2007) 462 and 1291], is discussed here. To clarify this confusion, clear distinction between operators of various nature used in electron magnetic resonance (EMR), optical spectroscopy, and related studies is provided. Other deficiencies in the two papers in question, which overlap to a large extent, and misinterpretations therein are critically commented on.

  19. NMR and NQR parameters of the SiC-doped on the (4,4) armchair single-walled BPNT: a computational study.

    Baei, Mohammad T; Sayyad-Alangi, S Zahra; Moradi, Ali Varasteh; Torabi, Parviz

    2012-03-01

    The structural properties, NMR and NQR parameters in the pristine and silicon carbide (SiC) doped boron phosphide nanotubes (BPNTs) were calculated using DFT methods (BLYP, B3LYP/6-31G) in order to evaluate the influence of SiC-doped on the (4,4) armchair BPNTs. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) parameters including isotropic (CS(I)) and anisotropic (CS(A)) chemical shielding parameters for the sites of various (13)C, (29)Si, (11)B, and (31)P atoms and quadrupole coupling constant (C ( Q )), and asymmetry parameter (η ( Q )) at the sites of various (11)B nuclei were calculated in pristine and SiC- doped (4,4) armchair boron phosphide nanotubes models. The calculations indicated that doping of (11)B and (31)P atoms by C and Si atoms had a more significant influence on the calculated NMR and NQR parameters than did doping of the B and P atoms by Si and C atoms. In comparison with the pristine model, the SiC- doping in Si(P)C(B) model of the (4,4) armchair BPNTs reduces the energy gaps of the nanotubes and increases their electrical conductance. The NMR results showed that the B and P atoms which are directly bonded to the C atoms in the SiC-doped BPNTs have significant changes in the NMR parameters with respect to the B and P atoms which are directly bonded to the Si atoms in the SiC-doped BPNTs. The NQR results showed that in BPNTs, the B atoms at the edges of nanotubes play dominant roles in determining the electronic behaviors of BPNTs. Also, the NMR and NQR results detect that the Fig. 1b (Si(P)C(B)) model is a more reactive material than the pristine and the Fig. 1a (Si(B)C(p)) models of the (4,4) armchair BPNTs. PMID:21625895

  20. Quantifying Lipari-Szabo modelfree parameters from 13CO NMR relaxation experiments

    It is proposed to obtain effective Lipari-Szabo order parameters and local correlation times for relaxation vectors of protein 13CO nuclei by carrying out a 13CO-R1 auto relaxation experiment, a transverse 13CO CSA/13CO-13C CSA/dipolar cross correlation and a transverse 13CO CSA/13CO-15N CSA/dipolar cross correlation experiment. Given the global rotational correlation time from 15N relaxation experiments, a new program COMFORD (CO-Modelfree Fitting Of Relaxation Data) is presented to fit the 13CO data to an effective order parameter SCO2, an effective local correlation time and the orientation of the CSA tensor with respect to the molecular frame. It is shown that the effective SCO2 is least sensitive to rotational fluctuations about an imaginary C?-C? axis and most sensitive to rotational fluctuations about an imaginary axis parallel to the NH bond direction. As such, the SCO2 information is fully complementary to the 15N relaxation order parameter, which is least sensitive to fluctuations about the NH axis and most sensitive to fluctuations about the C?-C? axis. The new paradigm is applied on data of Ca2+ saturated Calmodulin, and on available literature data for Ubiquitin. Our data indicate that the SCO2 order parameters rapport on slower, and sometimes different, motions than the 15N relaxation order parameters. The CO local correlation times correlate well with the calmodulin's secondary structure

  1. A DFT study of NMR parameters for MgO nanotubes

    M. Farahani; Z. Ghasemi; A. Seif

    2013-01-01

    Magnesium oxide nanotubes of finite length are investigated by the Density Functional Theory (DFT) at the B3LYP/6-31G (d) level. The (6, 0) zigzag and (4, 4) armchair of MgO nanotubes were considered and nuclear magnetic resonance properties including isotropic and anisotropic chemical shielding parameters (CSI and CSA) were calculated for 25Mg and 17O atoms of the optimized structures for the first time. The calculated CS parameters indicated that the Mg atoms cause slight changes of electro...

  2. Theoretical investigations of spin Hamilton parameters and Knight shifts for rhombic and tetragonal CuGeO3

    The spin Hamiltonian parameters (g factors and hyperfine structure constants) and the Knight shifts for Cu2+ in the spin-Pierels compound CuGeO3 of rhombic and tetragonal phases are theoretically investigated from the high order perturbation formulas of these parameters for a 3d9 ion under rhombically and tetragonally elongated octahedra in a uniform way. The approximately linear relationships between Knight shifts and g factors are found, i.e., Ki/(gi−gs)=Kj/(gj−gs) (with i, j=x, y and z; gs≈2.0023). The theoretical results show good agreement with the observed values, and the improvements are achieved by adopting the fewer adjustable parameters as compared with the previous treatments. The anisotropies of the g factors and the Knight shifts are attributed to the local rhombic and tetragonal elongations of the Cu2+ sites. The studies in this work would be helpful to establish complete physical scheme for uniform investigations on EPR and NMR spectroscopic behaviours of Cu2+ (or other similar 3d9 ions) in compounds

  3. A DFT study of NMR parameters for MgO nanotubes

    M. Farahani

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium oxide nanotubes of finite length are investigated by the Density Functional Theory (DFT at the B3LYP/6-31G (d level. The (6, 0 zigzag and (4, 4 armchair of MgO nanotubes were considered and nuclear magnetic resonance properties including isotropic and anisotropic chemical shielding parameters (CSI and CSA were calculated for 25Mg and 17O atoms of the optimized structures for the first time. The calculated CS parameters indicated that the Mg atoms cause slight changes of electronic environment in the MgONT structures, but the changes for the O atoms are more significant. Results indicated that the zigzag MgONTs could be considered a more reactive material than the armchair model for interactions with other atoms or molecules.

  4. Detecting pyramidal state of the glycosidic nitrogen in 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine; theoretical study of 15N NMR parameters

    Šebera, Jakub; Dračínský, Martin; Nencka, Radim; Trantírek, L.; Tanaka, Y.; Sychrovský, Vladimír

    Brno : Masaryk University, 2014 - (Novotný, J.; Foroutan -Nejad, C.; Marek, R.). C7 ISBN 978-80-86441-45-0. [NMR Valtice. Central European NMR Meeting /29./. 27.4.-30.4.2014, Valtice] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-27676S Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : hOGG1 enzyme * OxoG * NMR Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  5. Temperature dependence of contact and dipolar NMR chemical shifts in paramagnetic molecules

    Using a recently proposed equation for NMR nuclear magnetic shielding for molecules with unpaired electrons [A. Soncini and W. Van den Heuvel, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 021103 (2013)], equations for the temperature (T) dependent isotropic shielding for multiplets with an effective spin S equal to 1/2, 1, 3/2, 2, and 5/2 in terms of electron paramagnetic resonance spin Hamiltonian parameters are derived and then expanded in powers of 1/T. One simplifying assumption used is that a matrix derived from the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor and the Zeeman coupling matrix (g-tensor) share the same principal axis system. The influence of the rhombic ZFS parameter E is only investigated for S = 1. Expressions for paramagnetic contact shielding (from the isotropic part of the hyperfine coupling matrix) and pseudo-contact or dipolar shielding (from the anisotropic part of the hyperfine coupling matrix) are considered separately. The leading order is always 1/T. A temperature dependence of the contact shielding as 1/T and of the dipolar shielding as 1/T2, which is sometimes assumed in the assignment of paramagnetic chemical shifts, is shown to arise only if S ≥ 1 and zero-field splitting is appreciable, and only if the Zeeman coupling matrix is nearly isotropic (Δg = 0). In such situations, an assignment of contact versus dipolar shifts may be possible based only on linear and quadratic fits of measured variable-temperature chemical shifts versus 1/T. Numerical data are provided for nickelocene (S = 1). Even under the assumption of Δg = 0, a different leading order of contact and dipolar shifts in powers of 1/T is not obtained for S = 3/2. When Δg is not very small, dipolar and contact shifts both depend in leading order in 1/T in all cases, with sizable contributions in order 1/Tn with n = 2 and higher

  6. Temperature dependence of contact and dipolar NMR chemical shifts in paramagnetic molecules

    Martin, Bob; Autschbach, Jochen

    2015-02-01

    Using a recently proposed equation for NMR nuclear magnetic shielding for molecules with unpaired electrons [A. Soncini and W. Van den Heuvel, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 021103 (2013)], equations for the temperature (T) dependent isotropic shielding for multiplets with an effective spin S equal to 1/2, 1, 3/2, 2, and 5/2 in terms of electron paramagnetic resonance spin Hamiltonian parameters are derived and then expanded in powers of 1/T. One simplifying assumption used is that a matrix derived from the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor and the Zeeman coupling matrix (g-tensor) share the same principal axis system. The influence of the rhombic ZFS parameter E is only investigated for S = 1. Expressions for paramagnetic contact shielding (from the isotropic part of the hyperfine coupling matrix) and pseudo-contact or dipolar shielding (from the anisotropic part of the hyperfine coupling matrix) are considered separately. The leading order is always 1/T. A temperature dependence of the contact shielding as 1/T and of the dipolar shielding as 1/T2, which is sometimes assumed in the assignment of paramagnetic chemical shifts, is shown to arise only if S ? 1 and zero-field splitting is appreciable, and only if the Zeeman coupling matrix is nearly isotropic (?g = 0). In such situations, an assignment of contact versus dipolar shifts may be possible based only on linear and quadratic fits of measured variable-temperature chemical shifts versus 1/T. Numerical data are provided for nickelocene (S = 1). Even under the assumption of ?g = 0, a different leading order of contact and dipolar shifts in powers of 1/T is not obtained for S = 3/2. When ?g is not very small, dipolar and contact shifts both depend in leading order in 1/T in all cases, with sizable contributions in order 1/Tn with n = 2 and higher.

  7. Temperature dependence of contact and dipolar NMR chemical shifts in paramagnetic molecules

    Martin, Bob; Autschbach, Jochen, E-mail: jochena@buffalo.edu [Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14260-3000 (United States)

    2015-02-07

    Using a recently proposed equation for NMR nuclear magnetic shielding for molecules with unpaired electrons [A. Soncini and W. Van den Heuvel, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 021103 (2013)], equations for the temperature (T) dependent isotropic shielding for multiplets with an effective spin S equal to 1/2, 1, 3/2, 2, and 5/2 in terms of electron paramagnetic resonance spin Hamiltonian parameters are derived and then expanded in powers of 1/T. One simplifying assumption used is that a matrix derived from the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor and the Zeeman coupling matrix (g-tensor) share the same principal axis system. The influence of the rhombic ZFS parameter E is only investigated for S = 1. Expressions for paramagnetic contact shielding (from the isotropic part of the hyperfine coupling matrix) and pseudo-contact or dipolar shielding (from the anisotropic part of the hyperfine coupling matrix) are considered separately. The leading order is always 1/T. A temperature dependence of the contact shielding as 1/T and of the dipolar shielding as 1/T{sup 2}, which is sometimes assumed in the assignment of paramagnetic chemical shifts, is shown to arise only if S ? 1 and zero-field splitting is appreciable, and only if the Zeeman coupling matrix is nearly isotropic (?g = 0). In such situations, an assignment of contact versus dipolar shifts may be possible based only on linear and quadratic fits of measured variable-temperature chemical shifts versus 1/T. Numerical data are provided for nickelocene (S = 1). Even under the assumption of ?g = 0, a different leading order of contact and dipolar shifts in powers of 1/T is not obtained for S = 3/2. When ?g is not very small, dipolar and contact shifts both depend in leading order in 1/T in all cases, with sizable contributions in order 1/T{sup n} with n = 2 and higher.

  8. Temperature dependence of contact and dipolar NMR chemical shifts in paramagnetic molecules.

    Martin, Bob; Autschbach, Jochen

    2015-02-01

    Using a recently proposed equation for NMR nuclear magnetic shielding for molecules with unpaired electrons [A. Soncini and W. Van den Heuvel, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 021103 (2013)], equations for the temperature (T) dependent isotropic shielding for multiplets with an effective spin S equal to 1/2, 1, 3/2, 2, and 5/2 in terms of electron paramagnetic resonance spin Hamiltonian parameters are derived and then expanded in powers of 1/T. One simplifying assumption used is that a matrix derived from the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor and the Zeeman coupling matrix (g-tensor) share the same principal axis system. The influence of the rhombic ZFS parameter E is only investigated for S = 1. Expressions for paramagnetic contact shielding (from the isotropic part of the hyperfine coupling matrix) and pseudo-contact or dipolar shielding (from the anisotropic part of the hyperfine coupling matrix) are considered separately. The leading order is always 1/T. A temperature dependence of the contact shielding as 1/T and of the dipolar shielding as 1/T(2), which is sometimes assumed in the assignment of paramagnetic chemical shifts, is shown to arise only if S ? 1 and zero-field splitting is appreciable, and only if the Zeeman coupling matrix is nearly isotropic (?g = 0). In such situations, an assignment of contact versus dipolar shifts may be possible based only on linear and quadratic fits of measured variable-temperature chemical shifts versus 1/T. Numerical data are provided for nickelocene (S = 1). Even under the assumption of ?g = 0, a different leading order of contact and dipolar shifts in powers of 1/T is not obtained for S = 3/2. When ?g is not very small, dipolar and contact shifts both depend in leading order in 1/T in all cases, with sizable contributions in order 1/T(n) with n = 2 and higher. PMID:25662637

  9. Spin-spin cross relaxation and spin-Hamiltonian spectroscopy by optical pumping of Pr/sup 3+/:LaF3

    We report the observation of an anticrossing in solid-state laser spectroscopy produced by cross relaxation. Spin-spin cross relaxation between the /sup 141/Pr- and /sup 19/F-spin reservoirs in Pr/sup 3+/:LaF3 and its influence on the /sup 141/Pr NMR spectrum is detected by means of optical pumping. The technique employed combines optical pumping and hole burning with either external magnetic field sweep or rf resonance saturation in order to produce slow transient changes in resonant laser transmission. At a certain value of the external Zeeman field, where the energy-level splittings of Pr and F spins match, a level repulsion and discontinuity of the Pr/sup 3+/ NMR lines is observed. This effect is interpreted as the ''anticrossing'' of the combined Pr-F spin-spin reservoir energy states. The Zeeman-quadrupole-Hamiltonian spectrum of the hyperfine optical ground states of Pr/sup 3+/:LaF3 is mapped out over a wide range of Zeeman magnetic fields. A new scheme is proposed for dynamic polarization of nuclei by means of optical pumping, based on resonant cross relaxation between rare spins and spin reservoirs

  10. The mechanism of paramagnetic NMR relaxation produced by Mn(II): Role of orthorhombic and fourth-order zero field splitting terms

    Sharp, Robert

    2008-10-01

    Mn(II) is a spin-5/2 paramagnetic ion that mediates a characteristically large NMR paramagnetic relaxation enhancement (NMR-PRE) of nuclear spins in solution. In the range of high magnetic field strengths (above about 0.3 T), where the electronic Zeeman interaction provides the largest term of the electron spin Hamiltonian, NMR relaxation mechanism is well understood. In the lower field range, the physical picture is more complex because of the presence in the spin Hamiltonian of zero field splitting (ZFS) terms that are comparable to or greater than the Zeeman term. This work describes a systematic study of the relaxation mechanism in the low field range, particularly aspects involving the dependence of NMR-PRE on the orthorhombic (E) and fourth-order (aq(4), q =0,2,4) ZFS tensor components. It is shown that the fourfold (a4(4)) and twofold (a2(4)) fourth-order components exert large orientation-dependent influences on the NMR-PRE. Thus, fourth-order terms with magnitudes equal to only a few percent of the quadratic ZFS terms (D,E) produce large changes in the shape of the magnetic field profile of the PRE. Effects arising from the orthorhombic quadratic ZFS term (E) are much smaller than those of the fourth-order terms and can in most cases be neglected. However, effects due to a4(4) and a2(4) need to be included in simulations of low field data.

  11. 153Eu and 69,71Ga Zero-Field NMR Study of Antiferromagnetic State in EuGa4

    Yogi, Mamoru; Nakamura, Saori; Higa, Nonoka; Niki, Haruo; Hirose, Yusuke; ?nuki, Yoshichika; Harima, Hisatomo

    2013-10-01

    We report 153Eu and 69,71Ga NMR under a zero magnetic field on the antiferromagnetic state of EuGa4 with TN? 16 K. We have successfully observed a 153Eu zero-field NMR signal with well-resolved nuclear quadrupole splitting in the antiferromagnetic state of EuGa4. 69,71Ga zero-field NMR spectra were also observed below TN. The internal field and nuclear quadrupole frequency are estimated from a simulation of the spectra by the exact diagonalization of the nuclear spin Hamiltonian matrix. The asymmetrically split zero-field NMR spectra were explained by considering a configuration of the magnetic moments of Eu2+ lying in the basal ab-plane. The temperature dependence of the internal field, which is proportional to the sublattice magnetization, can be explained by the Brillouin function with J=S=7/2.

  12. Compact NMR

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is the most popular method for chemists to analyze molecular structures, while Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic tool for medical doctors that provides high-contrast images of biological tissue. In both applications, the sample (or patient) is positioned inside a large, superconducting magnet to magnetize the atomic nuclei. Interrogating radio-frequency pulses result in frequency spectra that provide the chemist with molecular information, the medical doctor with anatomic images, and materials scientist with NMR relaxation parameters. Recent advances in magnet technology have led to a variety of small permanent magnets to allow compact and low-cost instruments. The goal of this book is to provide an introduction to the practical use of compact NMR at a level nearly as basic as the operation of a smart phone.

  13. Study of correlations in molecular motion by multiple quantum NMR

    Nuclear magnetic resonance is a very useful tool for characterizing molecular configurations through the measurement of transition frequencies and dipolar couplings. The measurement of spectral lineshapes, spin-lattice relaxation times, and transverse relaxation times also provide us with valuable information about correlations in molecular motion. The new technique of multiple quantum nuclear magnetic resonance has numerous advantages over the conventional single quantum NMR techniques in obtaining information about static and dynamic interactions of coupled spin systems. In the first two chapters, the theoretical background of spin Hamiltonians and the density matrix formalism of multiple quantum NMR is discussed. The creation and detection of multiple quantum coherence by multiple pulse sequence are discussed. Prototype multiple quantum spectra of oriented benzene are presented. Redfield relaxation theory and the application of multiple quantum NMR to the study of correlations in fluctuations are presented. A specific example of an oriented methyl group relaxed by paramagnetic impurities is studied in detail. The study of possible correlated motion between two coupled methyl groups by multiple quantum NMR is presented. For a six spin system it is shown that the four-quantum spectrum is sensitive to two-body correlations, and serves a ready test of correlated motion. The study of the spin-lattice dynamics of orienting or tunneling methyl groups (CH3 and CD3) at low temperatures is presented. The anisotropic spin-lattice relaxation of deuterated hexamethylbenzene, caused by the sixfold reorientation of the molecules, is investigated, and the NMR spectrometers and other experimental details are discussed

  14. Calculation of average molecular parameters, functional groups, and a surrogate molecule for heavy fuel oils using 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy

    Abdul Jameel, Abdul Gani

    2016-04-22

    Heavy fuel oil (HFO) is primarily used as fuel in marine engines and in boilers to generate electricity. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a powerful analytical tool for structure elucidation and in this study, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopy were used for the structural characterization of 2 HFO samples. The NMR data was combined with elemental analysis and average molecular weight to quantify average molecular parameters (AMPs), such as the number of paraffinic carbons, naphthenic carbons, aromatic hydrogens, olefinic hydrogens, etc. in the HFO samples. Recent formulae published in the literature were used for calculating various derived AMPs like aromaticity factor 〖(f〗_a), C/H ratio, average paraffinic chain length (¯n), naphthenic ring number 〖(R〗_N), aromatic ring number〖 (R〗_A), total ring number〖 (R〗_T), aromatic condensation index (φ) and aromatic condensation degree (Ω). These derived AMPs help in understanding the overall structure of the fuel. A total of 19 functional groups were defined to represent the HFO samples, and their respective concentrations were calculated by formulating balance equations that equate the concentration of the functional groups with the concentration of the AMPs. Heteroatoms like sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen were also included in the functional groups. Surrogate molecules were finally constructed to represent the average structure of the molecules present in the HFO samples. This surrogate molecule can be used for property estimation of the HFO samples and also serve as a surrogate to represent the molecular structure for use in kinetic studies.

  15. A molecular dynamics study of the effects of fast molecular motions on solid-state NMR parameters

    Dračínský, Martin; Hodgkinson, P.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 15, č. 43 (2013), s. 8705-8712. ISSN 1466-8033 Grant ostatní: Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union(XE) FP7-299242 People Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : molecular dynamics * DFT calculations * NMR spectroscopy Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 3.858, year: 2013

  16. Determination of average molecular parameters of vacuum residues and asphalt by elementary analysis and 1 H NMR and comparison with 13 C NMR results

    This work proposes a new approach for determining average molecular parameters in petroleum fractions, from some approximation based on consideration about average composition of petroleum heavy fractions. A comparative evaluation between the proposed method and the traditional one has been carried out, showing 60 hours saving in time spent at analysis. The results were present and discussed

  17. Dft Study on 4(5-Imidazole-Carbaldehyde-N(5-Phenylthiosemicarbazone (Imtph: Nmr Shielding Tensors, Thermodynamic Parameters, Nbo Analysis, Molecular Electrostatic Potential (Mep, Homo and Lumo Studies

    Masoome Sheikhi

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The density functional theory (DFT calculations at the level of B3LYP/6-31G was carried out on the structure 4(5-Imidazole-carbaldehyde-N(5-phenylthiosemicarbazone (ImTPh in gas phase using Gaussian 03. Dipole moment (Debye, energy of structure formation (HF; kcal/mol and point group, NMR parameters such as isotropic shielding (σiso and anisotropic shielding (σaniso, σ11, σ22 and σ33 obtained. Also thermodynamic properties and natural bond orbitals (NBO were calculated. Besides, the frontier molecular orbital (FMO analysis and the molecular electrostatic potential (MEP of the compound were investigated by theoretical calculations.

  18. Gravitational spin Hamiltonians from the S matrix

    Vaidya, Varun

    2014-01-01

    We utilize generalized unitarity and recursion relations combined with effective field theory(EFT) techniques to compute spin dependent interaction terms for inspiralling binary systems in the post newtonian(PN) approximation. Using these methods offers great computational advantage over traditional techniques involving feynman diagrams, especially at higher orders in the PN expansion. As a specific example, we reproduce the spin-orbit interaction up to 2.5 PN order as also the leading order ...

  19. Mechanical analogues of spin Hamiltonians and dynamics

    Bloch et al. mapped the precession of the spin-half in a magnetic field of variable magnitude and direction to the rotations of a rigid sphere rolling on a curved surface utilizing SU(2)SO(3) isomorphism. This formalism is extended to study the behaviour of spinorbit interactions and the mechanical analogy for RashbaDresselhauss spinorbit interaction in two dimensions is presented by making its spin states isomorphic to the rotations of a rigid sphere rolling on a ring. The change in phase of spin is represented by the angle of rotation of sphere after a complete revolution. In order to develop the mechanical analogy for the spin filter, we find that perfect spin filtration of down spin makes the sphere to rotate at some unique angles and the perfect spin filtration of up spin causes the rotations with certain discrete frequencies.

  20. Optimisation of NMR dynamic models II. A new methodology for the dual optimisation of the model-free parameters and the Brownian rotational diffusion tensor

    Finding the dynamics of an entire macromolecule is a complex problem as the model-free parameter values are intricately linked to the Brownian rotational diffusion of the molecule, mathematically through the autocorrelation function of the motion and statistically through model selection. The solution to this problem was formulated using set theory as an element of the universal set U-the union of all model-free spaces (d'Auvergne EJ and Gooley PR (2007) Mol BioSyst 3(7), 483-494). The current procedure commonly used to find the universal solution is to initially estimate the diffusion tensor parameters, to optimise the model-free parameters of numerous models, and then to choose the best model via model selection. The global model is then optimised and the procedure repeated until convergence. In this paper a new methodology is presented which takes a different approach to this diffusion seeded model-free paradigm. Rather than starting with the diffusion tensor this iterative protocol begins by optimising the model-free parameters in the absence of any global model parameters, selecting between all the model-free models, and finally optimising the diffusion tensor. The new model-free optimisation protocol will be validated using synthetic data from Schurr JM et al. (1994) J Magn Reson B 105(3), 211-224 and the relaxation data of the bacteriorhodopsin (1-36)BR fragment from Orekhov VY (1999) J Biomol NMR 14(4), 345-356. To demonstrate the importance of this new procedure the NMR relaxation data of the Olfactory Marker Protein (OMP) of Gitti R et al. (2005) Biochem 44(28), 9673-9679 is reanalysed. The result is that the dynamics for certain secondary structural elements is very different from those originally reported

  1. Multiple quantum NMR of spin-carrying molecules in nanopores: high order corrections to the two-spin/two-quantum Hamiltonian

    Doronina, Sergei I; Fel’dmana, Edward B; Zenchuka, Alexander I

    2010-01-01

    This paper is devoted to the multiple-quantum (MQ) NMR spectroscopy in nanopores filled by a gas of spin-carrying molecules (s=1/2) in the strong external magnetic field. It turned out that the high symmetry of the spin system in nanopores yields a possibility to overcome the problem of the exponential growth of the Hilbert space dimension with an increase in a number of spins and to investigate MQ NMR dynamics in systems consisting of several hundreds of spins. We investigate the dependence of the MQ coherence intensities on their order (the profile of the MQ coherence intensities) for the spin system governed by the standard MQ NMR Hamiltonian (the nonsecular two-quantum/two-spin Hamiltonian) together with the second order correction of the average Hamiltonian theory. It is shown that the profile depends on the value of this correction and varies from the exponential to the logarithmic one.

  2. NMR determination of dynamic parameters of CH3 groups in P(CH3)4SbCl6.

    Medycki, W; Jakubas, R

    1999-11-01

    The longitudinal relaxation time T1 and the second moment M2 of 1H NMR line in a wide temperature range have been measured for P(CH3)4SbCl6. It was found that two different methyl groups in each tetramethylphosphonium cation perform two different rates of C3 motions. The reduction of the proton second moment M2 just below the temperature of the phase transition Tc2 = 350 K may suggest that the isotropic tumbling of the whole cation [P(CH3)4]+ is involved in the structural change of the crystal lattice induced by the movements of the [SbCl6]- anion. PMID:10670898

  3. The mechanism of paramagnetic NMR relaxation produced by Mn(II): role of orthorhombic and fourth-order zero field splitting terms.

    Sharp, Robert

    2008-10-14

    Mn(II) is a spin-5/2 paramagnetic ion that mediates a characteristically large NMR paramagnetic relaxation enhancement (NMR-PRE) of nuclear spins in solution. In the range of high magnetic field strengths (above about 0.3 T), where the electronic Zeeman interaction provides the largest term of the electron spin Hamiltonian, NMR relaxation mechanism is well understood. In the lower field range, the physical picture is more complex because of the presence in the spin Hamiltonian of zero field splitting (ZFS) terms that are comparable to or greater than the Zeeman term. This work describes a systematic study of the relaxation mechanism in the low field range, particularly aspects involving the dependence of NMR-PRE on the orthorhombic (E) and fourth-order (a(q)(4), q=0,2,4) ZFS tensor components. It is shown that the fourfold (a(4)(4)) and twofold (a(2)(4)) fourth-order components exert large orientation-dependent influences on the NMR-PRE. Thus, fourth-order terms with magnitudes equal to only a few percent of the quadratic ZFS terms (D,E) produce large changes in the shape of the magnetic field profile of the PRE. Effects arising from the orthorhombic quadratic ZFS term (E) are much smaller than those of the fourth-order terms and can in most cases be neglected. However, effects due to a(4)(4) and a(2)(4) need to be included in simulations of low field data. PMID:19045147

  4. Study of correlations in molecular motion by multiple quantum NMR

    Tang, J.H.

    1981-11-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance is a very useful tool for characterizing molecular configurations through the measurement of transition frequencies and dipolar couplings. The measurement of spectral lineshapes, spin-lattice relaxation times, and transverse relaxation times also provide us with valuable information about correlations in molecular motion. The new technique of multiple quantum nuclear magnetic resonance has numerous advantages over the conventional single quantum NMR techniques in obtaining information about static and dynamic interactions of coupled spin systems. In the first two chapters, the theoretical background of spin Hamiltonians and the density matrix formalism of multiple quantum NMR is discussed. The creation and detection of multiple quantum coherence by multiple pulse sequence are discussed. Prototype multiple quantum spectra of oriented benzene are presented. Redfield relaxation theory and the application of multiple quantum NMR to the study of correlations in fluctuations are presented. A specific example of an oriented methyl group relaxed by paramagnetic impurities is studied in detail. The study of possible correlated motion between two coupled methyl groups by multiple quantum NMR is presented. For a six spin system it is shown that the four-quantum spectrum is sensitive to two-body correlations, and serves a ready test of correlated motion. The study of the spin-lattice dynamics of orienting or tunneling methyl groups (CH/sub 3/ and CD/sub 3/) at low temperatures is presented. The anisotropic spin-lattice relaxation of deuterated hexamethylbenzene, caused by the sixfold reorientation of the molecules, is investigated, and the NMR spectrometers and other experimental details are discussed.

  5. Zero field splitting parameters of Mn2+ in Bis (L-asparaginato) Zn (II) at interstitial orthorhombic symmetry site

    Pandey, Sangita; Kripal, Ram

    2012-06-01

    The superposition model is used to calculate the crystal field parameters (CFPs) of Mn2+ in Bis (L-asparaginato) Zn (II). The zero field splitting parameters (ZFSPs) D and E are then investigated using perturbation theory and microscopic spin Hamiltonian (SH) theory. The calculated ZFS parameters are compared with the experimental values obtained by electron paramagnetic resonance. Both the zero field splitting parameters (ZFSPs) D and E evaluated theoretically are in good agreement with the experimental values. The results support the notion that the Mn2+ ion occupies interstitial site in Bis (L-asparaginato) Zn (II).

  6. Zero field splitting parameters of Mn? in Bis (L-asparaginato) Zn (II) at interstitial orthorhombic symmetry site.

    Pandey, Sangita; Kripal, Ram

    2012-06-01

    The superposition model is used to calculate the crystal field parameters (CFPs) of Mn(2+) in Bis (L-asparaginato) Zn (II). The zero field splitting parameters (ZFSPs) D and E are then investigated using perturbation theory and microscopic spin Hamiltonian (SH) theory. The calculated ZFS parameters are compared with the experimental values obtained by electron paramagnetic resonance. Both the zero field splitting parameters (ZFSPs) D and E evaluated theoretically are in good agreement with the experimental values. The results support the notion that the Mn(2+) ion occupies interstitial site in Bis (L-asparaginato) Zn (II). PMID:22391223

  7. Theoretical studies of the local structure and electron paramagnetic resonance parameters for tetragonal VO2+ in C6H7KO7

    The optical spectra, electron paramagnetic resonance parameters (i.e., the spin Hamiltonian parameters, including paramagnetic g factors and the hyperfine structure constants Ai) and the local distortion structure for the tetragonal VO2+ in C6H7KO7 are theoretically studied based on the crystal-field theory and three-order perturbation formulas of a 3d1 centre in tetragonal site. The magnitude of orbital reduction factor, core polarisation constant κ, and local structure parameters are obtained by fitting the calculated optical spectra and electron paramagnetic resonance parameters to the experimental values. The theoretical results are in reasonable agreement with the experimental values.

  8. Hunting for hydrogen: random structure searching and prediction of NMR parameters of hydrous wadsleyite† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Further information on the structures generated by AIRSS, alternative structural models, supercell calculations, total enthalpies of all computed structures and further information on 1H/2H NMR parameters. Example input and all raw output files from AIRSS and CASTEP NMR calculations are also included. See DOI: 10.1039/c6cp01529h Click here for additional data file.

    Moran, Robert F.; McKay, David; Pickard, Chris J.; Berry, Andrew J.; Griffin, John M.

    2016-01-01

    The structural chemistry of materials containing low levels of nonstoichiometric hydrogen is difficult to determine, and producing structural models is challenging where hydrogen has no fixed crystallographic site. Here we demonstrate a computational approach employing ab initio random structure searching (AIRSS) to generate a series of candidate structures for hydrous wadsleyite (β-Mg2SiO4 with 1.6 wt% H2O), a high-pressure mineral proposed as a repository for water in the Earth's transition zone. Aligning with previous experimental work, we solely consider models with Mg3 (over Mg1, Mg2 or Si) vacancies. We adapt the AIRSS method by starting with anhydrous wadsleyite, removing a single Mg2+ and randomly placing two H+ in a unit cell model, generating 819 candidate structures. 103 geometries were then subjected to more accurate optimisation under periodic DFT. Using this approach, we find the most favourable hydration mechanism involves protonation of two O1 sites around the Mg3 vacancy. The formation of silanol groups on O3 or O4 sites (with loss of stable O1–H hydroxyls) coincides with an increase in total enthalpy. Importantly, the approach we employ allows observables such as NMR parameters to be computed for each structure. We consider hydrous wadsleyite (∼1.6 wt%) to be dominated by protonated O1 sites, with O3/O4–H silanol groups present as defects, a model that maps well onto experimental studies at higher levels of hydration (J. M. Griffin et al., Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1523). The AIRSS approach adopted herein provides the crucial link between atomic-scale structure and experimental studies. PMID:27020937

  9. The automatic NMR gaussmeter

    The paper describes the automatic gaussmeter operating according to the principle of nuclear magnetic resonance. There have been discussed the operating principle, the block diagram and operating parameters of the meter. It can be applied to measurements of induction in electromagnets of wide-line radio-spectrometers EPR and NMR and in calibration stands of magnetic induction values. Frequency range of an autodyne oscillator from 0,6 up to 86 MHz for protons is corresponding to the field range from 0.016 up to 2T. Applicaton of other nuclei, such as 7Li and 2D is also foreseen. The induction measurement is carried over automatically, and the NMR signal and value of measured induction are displayed on a monitor screen. (author)

  10. The resolution of the identity approximation for calculations of spin-spin contribution to zero-field splitting parameters

    Ganyushin, Dmitry; Gilka, Natalie; Taylor, Peter R.; Marian, Christel M.; Neese, Frank

    2010-04-01

    In this work, the resolution of the identity (RI) approximation is developed for the calculation of the electron-electron spin-spin coupling (SSC) interaction that is a central component of the zero-field splitting (ZFS) term in the effective spin Hamiltonian. The approximated integrals are then used in large-scale multireference configuration interaction treatments of the SSC interaction. The SSC contribution to the ZFS is treated using the Breit-Pauli spin-spin Hamiltonian in conjunction with first-order perturbation theory. Test calculations on a set of diatomic molecules reveal that the error of the RI approximation does not exceed 0.01 cm-1 even if standard auxiliary basis sets are used. This error of less than 1% is considered to be negligible compared to the presently achievable accuracy of the SSC calculations relative to experimental data. The present development allows the correlated ab initio calculation of ZFS parameters of larger systems such as linear polyenes and linear polyacenes. The basis set convergence of the calculated ZFS values was investigated, and the effect of electronic correlation on the calculated ZFS parameters is discussed.

  11. NMR spectroscopy

    The book reviews the applications of NMR-spectroscopy in medicine and biology. The first chapter of about 40 pages summarizes the history of development and explains the chemical and physical fundamentals of this new and non-invasive method in an easily comprehensible manner. The other chapters summarize diagnostic results obtained with this method in organs and tissues, so that the reader will find a systematic overview of the available findings obtained in the various organ systems. It must be noted, however, that ongoing research work and new insight quite naturally will necessitate corrections to be done, as is the case here with some biochemical interpretations which would need adjustment to latest research results. NMR-spectroscopy is able to measure very fine energy differences on the molecular level, and thus offers insight into metabolic processes, with the advantage that there is no need of applying ionizing radiation in order to qualitatively or quantitatively analyse the metabolic processes in the various organ systems. (orig./DG) With 40 figs., 4 tabs

  12. NMR espectroscopic parameters of HX and Si (Sn)X{sub 4} (X = H, F, Cl, Br and I) and SnBr{sub 4-n}I{sub n} model compounds

    Maldonado, Alejandro F.; Gimenez, Carlos A. [Physics Department, Natural and Exact Science Faculty, Northeastern University of Argentina and Institute of Modelling and Innovation on Technology, IMIT Avda Libertad 5460, W3404AAS Corrientes (Argentina); Aucar, Gustavo A., E-mail: gaa@unne.edu.ar [Physics Department, Natural and Exact Science Faculty, Northeastern University of Argentina and Institute of Modelling and Innovation on Technology, IMIT Avda Libertad 5460, W3404AAS Corrientes (Argentina)

    2012-02-20

    Graphical abstract: Optimized fully relativistic calculations of NMR J-couplings (HBr, HI), chemical shifts (Si, Sn) and absolute shielding for reference compounds of heavy atoms (Si, Sn) are given. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In this article we show a procedure to get accurate NMR {sigma}{sup Ref} of Si and Sn. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Calculations of {sigma} on more than three heavy-atom-containing molecules are given. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Our results are closer to {delta}{sup exp} than previous calculations for SnX{sub 4} (X = H, Cl, Br, I). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optimized basis sets were considered for full R and NR calculations of NMR J and {sigma}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Relativistic effects enlarge electron correlation effects on J-couplings. - Abstract: The NMR spectroscopic parameters are largely influenced by relativistic effects. They are highly dependent on the electronic behavior inside the spatial regions occupied by nuclei. Full relativistic calculations of indirect nuclear spin-spin couplings at random phase level of approach (RPA) in the title compounds with reoptimized Dyall cVTZ basis sets are given. A comparison with the results of calculations with other basis sets that are mostly used within the non-relativistic (NR) domain is presented. We analyzed the dependence of that couplings with the speed of light over the whole range of values, from the full relativistic to the NR regimes. Within this last regime, calculations at the second-order level of approach (SOPPA) indicated that electron correlation effects may not be as important for nuclear magnetic shieldings, but they must be included with care for J-coupling calculations. From these calculations, we determined that relativity enlarges the electron correlation effects of the J-couplings of HBr and HI. Because the results of nuclear magnetic shielding calculations within polarization propagators at the RPA level were reliable, we were able to show a new and easy procedure to obtain absolute nuclear magnetic shieldings on reference compounds for both Si and Sn nuclei: {sigma}[Si (CH{sub 3}){sub 4}] = 421.28 {+-} 29.33 ppm and {sigma}[Sn (CH{sub 3}){sub 4}] = 3814.96 {+-} 79.12 ppm. They were obtained from experimental chemical shifts and accurate nuclear magnetic shielding calculations on different molecular systems.

  13. NMR espectroscopic parameters of HX and Si (Sn)X4 (X = H, F, Cl, Br and I) and SnBr4−nIn model compounds

    Graphical abstract: Optimized fully relativistic calculations of NMR J-couplings (HBr, HI), chemical shifts (Si, Sn) and absolute shielding for reference compounds of heavy atoms (Si, Sn) are given. Highlights: ► In this article we show a procedure to get accurate NMR σRef of Si and Sn. ► Calculations of σ on more than three heavy-atom-containing molecules are given. ► Our results are closer to δexp than previous calculations for SnX4 (X = H, Cl, Br, I). ► Optimized basis sets were considered for full R and NR calculations of NMR J and σ. ► Relativistic effects enlarge electron correlation effects on J-couplings. - Abstract: The NMR spectroscopic parameters are largely influenced by relativistic effects. They are highly dependent on the electronic behavior inside the spatial regions occupied by nuclei. Full relativistic calculations of indirect nuclear spin–spin couplings at random phase level of approach (RPA) in the title compounds with reoptimized Dyall cVTZ basis sets are given. A comparison with the results of calculations with other basis sets that are mostly used within the non-relativistic (NR) domain is presented. We analyzed the dependence of that couplings with the speed of light over the whole range of values, from the full relativistic to the NR regimes. Within this last regime, calculations at the second-order level of approach (SOPPA) indicated that electron correlation effects may not be as important for nuclear magnetic shieldings, but they must be included with care for J-coupling calculations. From these calculations, we determined that relativity enlarges the electron correlation effects of the J-couplings of HBr and HI. Because the results of nuclear magnetic shielding calculations within polarization propagators at the RPA level were reliable, we were able to show a new and easy procedure to obtain absolute nuclear magnetic shieldings on reference compounds for both Si and Sn nuclei: σ[Si (CH3)4] = 421.28 ± 29.33 ppm and σ[Sn (CH3)4] = 3814.96 ± 79.12 ppm. They were obtained from experimental chemical shifts and accurate nuclear magnetic shielding calculations on different molecular systems.

  14. Minimalist Relativistic Force Field: Prediction of Proton-Proton Coupling Constants in (1)H NMR Spectra Is Perfected with NBO Hybridization Parameters.

    Kutateladze, Andrei G; Mukhina, Olga A

    2015-05-15

    We previously developed a reliable method for multiparametric scaling of Fermi contacts to achieve fast and accurate prediction of proton-proton spin-spin coupling constants (SSCC) in (1)H NMR. We now report that utilization of NBO hybridization coefficients for carbon atoms in the involved C-H bonds allows for a significant simplification of this parametric scheme, requiring only four general types of SSCCs: geminal, vicinal, 1,3-, and long-range constants. The method is optimized for inexpensive B3LYP/6-31G(d) molecular geometries. A new DU8 basis set, based on a training set of 475 experimental spin-spin coupling constants, is developed for hydrogen and common non-hydrogen atoms (Li, B, C, N, O, F, Si, P, S, Cl, Se, Br, I) to calculate Fermi contacts. On a test set of 919 SSCCs from a diverse collection of natural products and complex synthetic molecules the method gave excellent accuracy of 0.29 Hz (rmsd) with the maximum unsigned error not exceeding 1 Hz. PMID:25885091

  15. NMR Studies of Peroxidases.

    Veitch, Nigel Charles

    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. Requires signed TDF. Peroxidases are a haem-containing group of enzymes with a wide diversity of function within biological systems. While a common characteristic is the ability to catalyse the conversion of hydrogen peroxide to water, it is the accompanying processes of hormone synthesis and degradation which have generated such a high level of interest. However, information at the molecular level is limited to a single well-resolved crystal structure, that of yeast cytochrome c peroxidase. This thesis presents a strategy for the investigation of peroxidase structure and function based on proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a technique which has the ability to address aspects of both protein structure and protein dynamics in solution. The application of one- and two-dimensional NMR techniques has been developed in the context of plant peroxidases, notably the isoenzyme HRP-C derived from the horseradish root. Characterisation of the proton NMR spectra of HRP -C in resting and ligated states provided new information enabling the structure of the binding site for aromatic donor molecules, such as indole-3-propionic, ferulic and benzhydroxamic acids, to be resolved. In order to overcome difficulties encountered with a protein of the complexity of peroxidase, additional information was obtained from chemical shift parameters and the use of peroxidase variants produced by site-directed mutagenesis. A comparative study using NMR spectroscopy was undertaken for wild-type recombinant HRP-C expressed in Escherichia coli, and two protein variants with substitutions made to residues located on the distal side of the haem pocket, Phe41 to Val and Arg38 to Lys. NMR analyses of a plant peroxidase from barley grains and the fungal peroxidase from Coprinus cinereus were also successful using methods conceived with HRP-C. Examination of three specifically constructed recombinant protein variants of C. cinereus peroxidase was essential in confirming the identity of residues participating in the aromatic donor molecule binding site of peroxidases.

  16. On domain wall boundary conditions for the XXZ spin Hamiltonian

    Orlando, Domenico; Reffert, Susanne; Reshetikhin, Nicolai

    In this note, we derive the spectrum of the infinite quantum XXZ spin chain with domain wall boundary conditions. The eigenstates are constructed as limits of Bethe states for the finite XXZ spin chain with quantum sl(2) invariant boundary conditions....

  17. Ground states of unfrustrated spin Hamiltonians satisfy an area law

    de Beaudrap, Niel; Osborne, Tobias J.; Eisert, Jens

    2010-01-01

    We show that ground states of unfrustrated quantum spin-1/2 systems on general lattices satisfy an entanglement area law, provided that the Hamiltonian can be decomposed into nearest-neighbor interaction terms which have entangled excited states. The ground state manifold can be efficiently described as the image of a low-dimensional subspace of low Schmidt measure, under an efficiently contractible tree-tensor network. This structure gives rise to the possibility of efficiently simulating th...

  18. Vibrational spectra, NBO analysis, first order hyperpolarizabilities, thermodynamic functions and NMR chemical shielding anisotropy (CSA) parameters of 5-nitro-2-furoic acid by ab initio HF and DFT calculations.

    Balachandran, V; Rajeswari, S; Lalitha, S

    2013-09-01

    In this work, FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra are recorded on the solid phase of 5-nitro-2-furoic acid (abbreviated as NFA) in the regions 4000-400 cm(-1) and 3500-100 cm(-1) respectively. The geometrical parameters, vibrational assignments, HOMO-LUMO energies and NBO calculations are obtained for the monomer and dimer of NFA from HF and DFT (B3LYP) with 6-311++G (d, p) basis set calculations. Second order perturbation energies and electron density (ED) transfer from filled lone pairs of Lewis base to unfilled Lewis acid sites of NFA are discussed on the basis of NBO analysis. Intermolecular hydrogen bonds exist through COOH groups; give the evidence for the formation of dimer entities in the title molecule. The theoretically calculated harmonic frequencies are scaled by common scale factor. The observed and the calculated frequencies are found to be in good agreement. The thermodynamic functions were obtained for the range of temperature 100-1000 K. The polarizability, first hyperpolarizability, anisotropy polarizability invariant has been computed using quantum chemical calculations. The chemical parameters were calculated from the HOMO and LUMO values. The NMR chemical shielding anisotropy (CSA) parameters were also computed for the title molecule. PMID:23735205

  19. Electron paramagnetic resonance parameters for Co2+ doped in ZnO

    In ZnO, each Zn2+ ion is tetrahedral and surrounded by O2- ions, with a slight distortion of C3v symmetry along the c-axis of the crystal. If a Zn2+ ion is substituted by a transition metal ion, the electronic structure of the partly filled d shell can be described by ligand field theory for distorted tetrahedral complexes. The aim of this paper is twofold: to present a method of calculating the crystal field and spin Hamiltonian parameters of Co2+ doped in ZnO, and to simulate the optical energy level scheme, in the framework of the exchange charge model of the crystal field. The electron paramagnetic resonance parameters are also calculated for Co2+ doped in ZnO by using the density functionality theory method. The results are compared with experimental data and good agreement is observed.

  20. NMR and dynamics of biopolymers

    Lian, L.Y.; Barsukov, I.L. [Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)

    1994-12-31

    Several basic experimental analytical NMR techniques that are frequently used for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of dynamic and exchange processes, focusing on proteins systems, are described: chemical exchange (slow exchange, fast exchange, intermediate exchange), heteronuclear relaxation measurements (relaxation parameters, strategy of relaxation data analysis, experimental results and examples, motional model interpretation of relaxation data, homonuclear relaxation); slow large-scale exchange and hydrogen-deuterium exchange are also studied: mechanisms of hydrogen exchange in a native protein, methods for measuring amide exchange rates by NMR, interpretation of amide exchange rates. 9 fig., 3 tab., 56 ref.

  1. NMR and dynamics of biopolymers

    Several basic experimental analytical NMR techniques that are frequently used for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of dynamic and exchange processes, focusing on proteins systems, are described: chemical exchange (slow exchange, fast exchange, intermediate exchange), heteronuclear relaxation measurements (relaxation parameters, strategy of relaxation data analysis, experimental results and examples, motional model interpretation of relaxation data, homonuclear relaxation); slow large-scale exchange and hydrogen-deuterium exchange are also studied: mechanisms of hydrogen exchange in a native protein, methods for measuring amide exchange rates by NMR, interpretation of amide exchange rates. 9 fig., 3 tab., 56 ref

  2. NMR imaging of the eye, orbita, and optic nerve

    Starting from an introduction into the physico-technical bases of NMR imaging, the book gives an overview of characteristic NMR findings for the most important diseases of the eye, orbita, and optic nerve, attributing special importance to the choice of suitable diagnostical parameters and instructive image material. The rank of NMR imaging as compared to other imaging techniques is discussed; guidelines for employing NMR imaging in ophthalmology conclude the book. (orig.) With 352 figs., 7 tabs

  3. Ligand-receptor Interactions by NMR Spectroscopy

    Novak. P.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Today NMR spectroscopy is a method of choice for elucidation of interactions between biomolecules and the potential ligands. Knowledge on these interactions is an essential prerequisite for the rational drug design. The most important contribution of NMR to drug design a few years ago was the 3D structure determination of proteins. Besides delivering the 3D structures of the free proteins as a raw material for the modeling studies on ligand binding, NMR can directly yield valuable experimental data on the biologically important protein-ligand complexes. In addition to X-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy can provide information on the internal protein dynamics ordynamics of intermolecular interactions. Changes in NMR parameters allow us to detect ("SAR by NMR" and quantitatively determine binding affinities (titration, diffusion NMR experiments, etc. of potential ligands. Also, it is possible to determine the binding site and conformations of ligands, receptors and receptor-ligand complexes with the help of NMR methods such as tr-NOESY. Epitopes or functional groups responsible for binding of ligands to the receptor can be identified by employing STD or WaterLOGSY experiments. In this review are described some of the most frequent NMR methods for the characterization of the interactions between biomolecules and ligands, together with their advantages and disadvantages.

  4. NMR studies of metabolism

    In this paper, the authors present applications of NMR to the study of different aspects of metabolism. The authors begin with a brief outline of localization methods that are commonly used to obtain in vivo NMR spectra. The authors then describe in more detail metabolic information recently obtained by NMR of perfused organs, intact animals, and humans. Previous reviews have already covered the applications of NMR to the study of metabolism in microorganisms, isolated or cultivated cells, and tumors. NMR spectroscopy of the brain, and human in vivo NMR spectroscopy have also been reviewed

  5. Spectroscopic (FT-IR, FT-Raman and UV-Visible) investigations, NMR chemical shielding anisotropy (CSA) parameters of 2,6-Diamino-4-chloropyrimidine for dye sensitized solar cells using density functional theory.

    Gladis Anitha, E; Joseph Vedhagiri, S; Parimala, K

    2014-10-24

    The molecular structure, geometry optimization, vibrational frequencies of organic dye sensitizer 2,6-Diamino-4-chloropyrimidine (DACP) were studied based on Hartree-Fock (HF) and density functional theory (DFT) using B3LYP methods with 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectrum was investigated by time dependent DFT (TD-DFT). Features of the electronic absorption spectrum in the UV-Visible regions were assigned based on TD-DFT calculation. The absorption bands are assigned to transitions. The interfacial electron transfer between semiconductor TiO2 electrode and dye sensitizer DACP is due to an electron injection process from excited dye to the semiconductor's conduction band. The observed and the calculated frequencies are found to be in good agreement. The energies of the frontier molecular orbitals (FMOS) have also been determined. The chemical shielding anisotropic (CSA) parameters are calculated from the NMR analysis, Stability of the molecule arising from hyperconjugative interactions and charge delocalization has been analyzed using natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. PMID:25459717

  6. NMR analysis of biodiesel

    Biodiesel is usually analyzed by the various methods called for in standards such as ASTM D6751 and EN 14214. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is not one of these methods. However, NMR, with 1H-NMR commonly applied, can be useful in a variety of applications related to biodiesel. These include monit...

  7. First Satellite NMR Spectroscopy

    McDowell, A. F.; Conradi, Mark S.; Haase, J.

    1996-03-01

    A new NMR spectroscopic method that detects only the /pm 3/2 to /pm 1/2 transitions (i.e., first satellites) of half-integer quadrupolar spins is presented. The technique is based on a central transition signal enhancement method that makes use of adiabatic radiofrequency sweeps. A plot of the enhanced central transition signal versus the stop frequency of the sweep is an integrated version of the first satellite spectrum. To find the quadrupole parameters one can fit this integrated spectrum directly, or differentiate the data to reveal the traditional spectrum (of the first satellites). We demonstrate the technique for ^27Al in Al_2O3 and ^93Nb in LiNbO_3. The advantages of this new spectroscopy are discussed.

  8. NMR and NQR parameters of ethanol crystal

    Milinkovic, M

    2012-01-01

    Electric field gradients and chemical shielding tensors of the stable monoclinic crystal phase of ethanol are computed. The projector-augmented wave (PAW) and gauge-including projector-augmented wave (GIPAW) models in the periodic plane-wave density functional theory are used. The crystal data from X-ray measurements, as well as the structures where either all atomic, or only hydrogen atom positions are optimized in the density functional theory are analyzed. These structural models are also studied by including the semi-empirical Van der Waals correction to the density functional theory. Infrared spectra of these five crystal models are calculated.

  9. NMR studies of multiphase flows II

    Altobelli, S.A.; Caprihan, A.; Fukushima, E. [Lovelace Institutes, Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [and others

    1995-12-31

    NMR techniques for measurements of spatial distribution of material phase, velocity and velocity fluctuation are being developed and refined. Versions of these techniques which provide time average liquid fraction and fluid phase velocity have been applied to several concentrated suspension systems which will not be discussed extensively here. Technical developments required to further extend the use of NMR to the multi-phase flow arena and to provide measurements of previously unobtainable parameters are the focus of this report.

  10. An introduction to biological NMR spectroscopy

    NMR spectroscopy is a powerful tool for biologists interested in the structure, dynamics, and interactions of biological macromolecules. This review aims at presenting in an accessible manner the requirements and limitations of this technique. As an introduction, the history of NMR will highlight how the method evolved from physics to chemistry and finally to biology over several decades. We then introduce the NMR spectral parameters used in structural biology, namely the chemical shift, the J-coupling, nuclear Overhauser effects, and residual dipolar couplings. Resonance assignment, the required step for any further NMR study, bears a resemblance to jigsaw puzzle strategy. The NMR spectral parameters are then converted into angle and distances and used as input using restrained molecular dynamics to compute a bundle of structures. When interpreting a NMR-derived structure, the biologist has to judge its quality on the basis of the statistics provided. When the 3D structure is a priori known by other means, the molecular interaction with a partner can be mapped by NMR: information on the binding interface as well as on kinetic and thermodynamic constants can be gathered. NMR is suitable to monitor, over a wide range of frequencies, protein fluctuations that play a crucial role in their biological function. In the last section of this review, intrinsically disordered proteins, which have escaped the attention of classical structural biology, are discussed in the perspective of NMR, one of the rare available techniques able to describe structural ensembles. This Tutorial is part of the International Proteomics Tutorial Programme (IPTP 16 MCP). (authors)

  11. Development of Halbach magnet for portable NMR device

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has enormous potential for various applications in industry as the on-line or at-line test/control device of process environments. Advantage of NMR is its non-destructive nature, because it does not require the measurement probe to have a contact with the tested media. Despite of the recent progress in this direction, application of NMR in industry is still very limited. This is related to the technical and analytical complications of NMR as a method, and high cost of NMR analyzers available at the market. However in many applications, NMR is a very useful technique to test various products and to monitor quantitatively industrial processes. Fortunately usually there is no need in a high-field superconducting magnets to obtain the high-resolution spectra with the detailed information on chemical shifts and coupling-constant. NMR analyzers are designed to obtain the relaxation parameters by measuring the NMR spectra in the time domain rather than in frequency domain. Therefore it is possible to use small magnetic field (and low frequency of 2-60 MHz) in NMR systems, based on permanent magnet technology, which are specially designed for specific at-line and on-line process applications. In this work we present the permanent magnet system developed to use in the portative NMR devices. We discuss the experimental parameters of the designed Halbach magnet system and compare them with results of theoretical modelling.

  12. Laser enhanced thin gas NMR signal in NMR spectrometers

    The NMR apparatus for measuring the laser enhanced thin gas NMR signal were sketched. The thin gas NMR signal in NMR spectrometers by spin exchange optical pumping methods using linearly polarized laser radiation have been greatly enhanced. The NMR signal of thin gas was first observed in this NMR spectrometer with high magnetic fields. A measured 129Xe decay rates as the function of Cs density with a magnetic field of 1.879 tesla were shown out

  13. Theoretical studies of the local structure and electron paramagnetic resonance parameters for tetragonal VO{sup 2+} in C{sub 6}H{sub 7}KO{sub 7}

    Zhou, Ping [Chongqing Jiaotong Univ. (China). School of Science; Li, Ling [Sichuan University of Arts and Science, Dazhou (China). Dept. of Maths and Finance-Economics

    2015-07-01

    The optical spectra, electron paramagnetic resonance parameters (i.e., the spin Hamiltonian parameters, including paramagnetic g factors and the hyperfine structure constants A{sub i}) and the local distortion structure for the tetragonal VO{sup 2+} in C{sub 6}H{sub 7}KO{sub 7} are theoretically studied based on the crystal-field theory and three-order perturbation formulas of a 3d{sup 1} centre in tetragonal site. The magnitude of orbital reduction factor, core polarisation constant κ, and local structure parameters are obtained by fitting the calculated optical spectra and electron paramagnetic resonance parameters to the experimental values. The theoretical results are in reasonable agreement with the experimental values.

  14. Lectures on pulsed NMR

    These lectures discuss some recent developments in pulsed NMR, emphasizing fundamental principles with selected illustrative applications. Major topics covered include multiple-quantum spectroscopy, spin decoupling, the interaction of spins with a quantized field, adiabatic rapid passage, spin temperature and statistics of cross-polarization, coherent averaging, and zero field NMR. 32 refs., 56 figs

  15. Lectures on pulsed NMR

    These lectures discuss some recent developments in pulsed NMR, emphasizing fundamental principles with selected illustrative applications. Major topics covered include multiple-quantum spectroscopy, spin decoupling, the interaction of spins with a quantized field, adiabatic rapid passage, spin temperature and statistics of cross-polarization, coherent averaging, and zero field NMR. 55 figs

  16. NMR logging apparatus

    Walsh, David O; Turner, Peter

    2014-05-27

    Technologies including NMR logging apparatus and methods are disclosed. Example NMR logging apparatus may include surface instrumentation and one or more downhole probes configured to fit within an earth borehole. The surface instrumentation may comprise a power amplifier, which may be coupled to the downhole probes via one or more transmission lines, and a controller configured to cause the power amplifier to generate a NMR activating pulse or sequence of pulses. Impedance matching means may be configured to match an output impedance of the power amplifier through a transmission line to a load impedance of a downhole probe. Methods may include deploying the various elements of disclosed NMR logging apparatus and using the apparatus to perform NMR measurements.

  17. Dynamics in solids studied by NMR crystalography and MD simulations

    Dračínský, Martin; Šála, Michal; Hodgkinson, P.

    Baveno : -, 2015. s. 20-21. [SMASH 2015. Small Molecule NMR Conference. 20.09.2015-23.09.2015, Baveno] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA15-11223S; GA ČR GA13-24880S Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : molecular dynamics * calculations of NMR parameters * path integral molecular dynamics Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  18. Cation-? versus anion-? interactions: A theoretical NMR study

    Ebrahimi, Ali; Khorassani, Mostafa Habibi; Masoodi, Hamid Reza

    2011-03-01

    The influences of cation-? and anion-? interactions on NMR data have been investigated in complexes of cations and anions with 1,3,5-trifluorobenzene (TFB). Cation-? interaction increases 1JC-F, 1JC-H and the chemical shifts of hydrogen and fluorine while it decreases 1JC-C. The changes are in reverse direction in the presence of anion-? interaction. The role of geometry and electronic effects on the NMR data was considered. The distance dependence of NMR parameters has been studied in these complexes. The NMR data have been investigated in isoelectronic complexes.

  19. Optimization and practical implementation of ultrafast 2D NMR experiments

    Queiroz Junior, Luiz H. K., E-mail: professorkeng@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSC), SP (Brazil). Departamento de Quimica; Universidade Federal de Goias (UFGO), Goiania, GO (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica; Ferreira, Antonio G. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSC), SP (Brazil). Departamento de Quimica; Giraudeau, Patrick [Universite de Nantes (France). CNRS, Chimie et Interdisciplinarite: Synthese, Analyse, Modelisation

    2013-09-01

    Ultrafast 2D NMR is a powerful methodology that allows recording of a 2D NMR spectrum in a fraction of second. However, due to the numerous non-conventional parameters involved in this methodology its implementation is no trivial task. Here, an optimized experimental protocol is carefully described to ensure efficient implementation of ultrafast NMR. The ultrafast spectra resulting from this implementation are presented based on the example of two widely used 2D NMR experiments, COSY and HSQC, obtained in 0.2 s and 41 s, respectively. (author)

  20. Optimization and practical implementation of ultrafast 2D NMR experiments

    Luiz H. K. Queiroz Jnior

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Ultrafast 2D NMR is a powerful methodology that allows recording of a 2D NMR spectrum in a fraction of second. However, due to the numerous non-conventional parameters involved in this methodology its implementation is no trivial task. Here, an optimized experimental protocol is carefully described to ensure efficient implementation of ultrafast NMR. The ultrafast spectra resulting from this implementation are presented based on the example of two widely used 2D NMR experiments, COSY and HSQC, obtained in 0.2 s and 41 s, respectively.

  1. A variable temperature EPR study of Mn(2+)-doped NH(4)Cl(0.9)I(0.1) single crystal at 170 GHz: zero-field splitting parameter and its absolute sign.

    Misra, Sushil K; Andronenko, Serguei I; Chand, Prem; Earle, Keith A; Paschenko, Sergei V; Freed, Jack H

    2005-06-01

    EPR measurements have been carried out on a single crystal of Mn(2+)-doped NH(4)Cl(0.9)I(0.1) at 170-GHz in the temperature range of 312-4.2K. The spectra have been analyzed (i) to estimate the spin-Hamiltonian parameters; (ii) to study the temperature variation of the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter; (iii) to confirm the negative absolute sign of the ZFS parameter unequivocally from the temperature-dependent relative intensities of hyperfine sextets at temperatures below 10K; and (iv) to detect the occurrence of a structural phase transition at 4.35K from the change in the structure of the EPR lines with temperature below 10K. PMID:15862243

  2. A variable temperature EPR study of Mn 2+-doped NH 4Cl 0.9I 0.1 single crystal at 170 GHz: Zero-field splitting parameter and its absolute sign

    Misra, Sushil K.; Andronenko, Serguei I.; Chand, Prem; Earle, Keith A.; Paschenko, Sergei V.; Freed, Jack H.

    2005-06-01

    EPR measurements have been carried out on a single crystal of Mn 2+-doped NH 4Cl 0.9I 0.1 at 170-GHz in the temperature range of 312-4.2 K. The spectra have been analyzed (i) to estimate the spin-Hamiltonian parameters; (ii) to study the temperature variation of the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameter; (iii) to confirm the negative absolute sign of the ZFS parameter unequivocally from the temperature-dependent relative intensities of hyperfine sextets at temperatures below 10 K; and (iv) to detect the occurrence of a structural phase transition at 4.35 K from the change in the structure of the EPR lines with temperature below 10 K.

  3. Proton NMR tomography

    In NMR imaging the accurate field-strength discrimination possible with nuclear magnetic resonance is converted by gradients in the magnetic field into spatial discrimination. An NMR tomograph consists of a large coil-magnet, gradient coils, r.f. equipment (for excitation and detection of the nuclear spin precession), program-control electronics and a computer for translating signals into images. Pulse NMR methods are used, generally with 900 and 1800 pulses for excitation. The best-known versions of NMR imaging are 2D projection reconstruction and 2D Fourier zeugmatography. In addition to proton-density images it is also possible to produce images that are sensitive to relaxation times; these generally provide much more information. (author)

  4. Functional studies using NMR

    This volume is based on a series of lectures delivered at a one-day teaching symposium on functional and metabolic aspects of NMR measurements held at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School on 1st September 1985 as a part of the European Nuclear Medicine Society Congress. Currently the major emphasis in medical NMR in vivo is on its potential to image and display abnormalities in conventional radiological images, providing increased contrast between normal and abnormal tissue, improved definition of vasculature, and possibly an increased potential for differential diagnosis. Although these areas are undeniably of major importance, it is probable that NMR will continue to complement conventional measurement methods. The major potential benefits to be derived from in vivo NMR measurements are likely to arise from its use as an instrument for functional and metabolic studies in both clinical research and in the everyday management of patients. It is to this area that this volume is directed

  5. Combining solid-state NMR spectroscopy with first-principles calculations - a guide to NMR crystallography.

    Ashbrook, Sharon E; McKay, David

    2016-06-01

    Recent advances in the application of first-principles calculations of NMR parameters to periodic systems have resulted in widespread interest in their use to support experimental measurement. Such calculations often play an important role in the emerging field of "NMR crystallography", where NMR spectroscopy is combined with techniques such as diffraction, to aid structure determination. Here, we discuss the current state-of-the-art for combining experiment and calculation in NMR spectroscopy, considering the basic theory behind the computational approaches and their practical application. We consider the issues associated with geometry optimisation and how the effects of temperature may be included in the calculation. The automated prediction of structural candidates and the treatment of disordered and dynamic solids are discussed. Finally, we consider the areas where further development is needed in this field and its potential future impact. PMID:27117884

  6. Renal transplant NMR

    The preliminary results of NMR evaluation of renal transplants (Txs) are reported including correlation with nuclear medicine (NM) and ultrasound (US). Thirteen Txs (8 cadaver (Cd), 5 living related doner (LRD) in 13 patients (6M, 7F) ranging in age from 25-47 (x 35) were evaluated by NM (32), NMR (15) and US (5). Clinical diagnoses included: rejection (8), ATN (2), infarction (1), and normal (2). Of the 8 patients with rejection (5) Cd; 3 LRD) pathologic proof was obtained in 3. An experimental 0.12 T resistive magnet (GE) was used with a partial saturation technique with repetition time (TR) of 143 and 286 msec to provide T1 weighting. T2 weighted information was obtained with a spin echo technique with echo times (TE) of 20, 40, 60 and 80 msec. The NMR appearance of normal Txs consisted of a uniform signal intensity (Tx> pelvic musculature), well-defined internal architecture with good cortical medullary differentiation and normal appearing vessels. The NMR appearance of abnormal transplants consisted of a heterogeneous or overall decrease in signal intensity (kidney muscle) with poor cortical medullary differentiation with or without a halo of decreased signal intensity. Although NMR was able to differentiate normal from abnormal, it was unable to clearly discriminate between ATN and rejection. Advantages of NMR included the ability to demonstrate regional anatomy, vasculature, post operative fluid collections and hematomas, and associated avascular necrosis of the hips

  7. NMR of peroxide borofluoric compounds. Hydroperoxofluoroborates

    Using the method of 1H and 19F NMR reactions between sodium, potassium and ammonium hydroxotrifluoroborates and hydrogen peroxide are studied. Mono-, di-, and trihydroperoxofluoroborates, stable in solutions, have been found for the first time, their NMR parameters and rate constants of formation reactions being determined. The high yield of boron complexes (75%) in the first moment after MBF3OH dissolution in H2O2 solutions is used for their separation from the solution using the method of cation substitution with the formation of less soluble compounds

  8. Molecular dynamics simulations on PGLa using NMR orientational constraints

    Sternberg, Ulrich, E-mail: ulrich.sternberg@partner.kit.edu; Witter, Raiker [Tallinn University of Technology, Technomedicum (Estonia)

    2015-11-15

    NMR data obtained by solid state NMR from anisotropic samples are used as orientational constraints in molecular dynamics simulations for determining the structure and dynamics of the PGLa peptide within a membrane environment. For the simulation the recently developed molecular dynamics with orientational constraints technique (MDOC) is used. This method introduces orientation dependent pseudo-forces into the COSMOS-NMR force field. Acting during a molecular dynamics simulation these forces drive molecular rotations, re-orientations and folding in such a way that the motional time-averages of the tensorial NMR properties are consistent with the experimentally measured NMR parameters. This MDOC strategy does not depend on the initial choice of atomic coordinates, and is in principle suitable for any flexible and mobile kind of molecule; and it is of course possible to account for flexible parts of peptides or their side-chains. MDOC has been applied to the antimicrobial peptide PGLa and a related dimer model. With these simulations it was possible to reproduce most NMR parameters within the experimental error bounds. The alignment, conformation and order parameters of the membrane-bound molecule and its dimer were directly derived with MDOC from the NMR data. Furthermore, this new approach yielded for the first time the distribution of segmental orientations with respect to the membrane and the order parameter tensors of the dimer systems. It was demonstrated the deuterium splittings measured at the peptide to lipid ratio of 1/50 are consistent with a membrane spanning orientation of the peptide.

  9. Molecular dynamics simulations on PGLa using NMR orientational constraints

    NMR data obtained by solid state NMR from anisotropic samples are used as orientational constraints in molecular dynamics simulations for determining the structure and dynamics of the PGLa peptide within a membrane environment. For the simulation the recently developed molecular dynamics with orientational constraints technique (MDOC) is used. This method introduces orientation dependent pseudo-forces into the COSMOS-NMR force field. Acting during a molecular dynamics simulation these forces drive molecular rotations, re-orientations and folding in such a way that the motional time-averages of the tensorial NMR properties are consistent with the experimentally measured NMR parameters. This MDOC strategy does not depend on the initial choice of atomic coordinates, and is in principle suitable for any flexible and mobile kind of molecule; and it is of course possible to account for flexible parts of peptides or their side-chains. MDOC has been applied to the antimicrobial peptide PGLa and a related dimer model. With these simulations it was possible to reproduce most NMR parameters within the experimental error bounds. The alignment, conformation and order parameters of the membrane-bound molecule and its dimer were directly derived with MDOC from the NMR data. Furthermore, this new approach yielded for the first time the distribution of segmental orientations with respect to the membrane and the order parameter tensors of the dimer systems. It was demonstrated the deuterium splittings measured at the peptide to lipid ratio of 1/50 are consistent with a membrane spanning orientation of the peptide

  10. Lorentz-to-Gauss multiplication (LGM) in FT NMR

    Makhiyanov, N. [Production Association ``Nizhnekamskneftekhym``, Nizhnekamsk, Tatarstan (Russian Federation); Kupka, T. [Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice (Poland)]|[Zaklad Fizyki Ciala Stalego, Polska Akademia Nauk, Zabrze (Poland); Pasterna, G. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Cracow (Poland); Dziegielewski, J.O. [Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice (Poland)

    1994-12-31

    High resolution proton and carbon NMR spectra of macromolecules and biomolecules are often overcrowded and with many partly overlapped signals. Several data processing methods to resolve partly overlapped NMR peaks have been reported. Among the Lorentz-to-Gauss and CDRE (Convulsion Difference Resolution Enhancement) methods are wide used. In this work calculation of the best set of parameters were carried out from a raw spectral data (initial FID and the corresponding untreated spectrum) and a method of prediction of optimal Lorentz-to-Gauss method parameters are suggested. The feasibility of this approach to improve the quality of NMR spectra from various resonating nuclei was shown too. 8 refs, 1 fig.

  11. Calculation of 19F and 27Al NMR parameters for rosenbergite, AlF[F0.5(H2O)0.5]4.H2O, a possible model for Al hydroxyfluorides in solution.

    Tossell, J A; Liu, Yun

    2004-10-01

    (19)F and (27)Al NMR chemical shifts are calculated for the F and Al atoms of the mineral rosenbergite, AlF[F(0.5)(H(2)O)(0.5)](4).H(2)O The structure of rosenbergite consists of infinite chains of F-corner-sharing Al[F(4)(H(2)O)(2)] octahedra and isolated water molecules. An F-centered molecular cluster of composition Al(2)F(3)(OH(2))(8) (3+) was initially used to model the mineral, with geometries taken both from the two different available x-ray crystal structures and from equilibrium geometries calculated at the 6-31G* B3LYP level (both with and without polarizable continuum solvation). Related Al(F)F(n) em leader clusters, with additional F(-) replacing H(2)O, were also studied. A larger Al-centered cluster model Al(3)F(4)(OH(2))(12) (5+) was also generated from one of the x-ray geometries and produced very similar bridging F shieldings but slightly different Al shieldings. The NMR shieldings were calculated using both HF and B3LYP GIAO methods, with 6-311+G(2df,p) basis sets, and the HF and B3LYP results averaged for the F shieldings as described in previous work. Calculated (19)F NMR shifts (relative to CCl(3)F) using this procedure were within a few ppm of experiment when either set of x-ray crystal structure coordinates was used, but differed by as much as 20 ppm for the energy-optimized geometries. Rosenbergite-like fragments with geometries optimized in water, simulated by a PCM, were used to model Al hydroxyfluoride species in solution. The (19)F NMR shifts for the bridging F atoms in several such model complexes are very similar to those usually attributed to monomeric species such as Al(OH(2))(5)F(2+) in solution, suggesting that the solution species are actually corner bridging oligomers. The F in the monomeric Al(OH(2))(5)F(2+) solution species is too strongly shielded by about 20 ppm to match the experimental peak usually assigned to it. PMID:15366039

  12. Teaching NMR Using Online Textbooks

    Joseph P. Hornak

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR spectroscopy has almost become an essential analytical tool for the chemist. High-resolution one- and multi-dimensional NMR, timedomain NMR, and NMR microscopy are but a few of the NMR techniques at a chemist's disposal to determine chemical structure and dynamics. Consequently, even small chemistry departments are finding it necessary to provide students with NMR training and experience in at least some of these techniques. The hands-on experience is readily provided with access to state-of-the-art commercial spectrometers. Instruction in the principles of NMR is more difficult to achieve as most instructors try to teach NMR using single organic or analytical chemistry book chapters with static figures. This paper describes an online textbook on NMR spectroscopy called The Basics of NMR (http://www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/nmr/ suitable for use in teaching the principles of NMR spectroscopy. The book utilizes hypertext and animations to present the principles of NMR spectroscopy. The book can be used as a textbook associated with a lecture or as a stand-alone teaching tool. Conference participants are encouraged to review the textbook and evaluate its suitability for us in teaching NMR spectroscopy to undergraduate chemistry majors.

  13. Probing surface interactions by combining NMR cryoporometry and NMR relaxometry

    Mitchell, J.; Stark, S. C.; Strange, J. H.

    2005-06-01

    To further expand on the understanding of surface interactions at the liquid/solid interface on pore walls, the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques of cryoporometry and relaxometry have been combined. The combination of these techniques allows variations in NMR relaxation parameters from pore surface to volume ratio changes and from surface interaction changes to be distinguished. By studying a range of sol-gel silicas from two different sources, it was noted that the relaxation time measurements were not consistent with the pore diameters determined by cryoporometry and N2 gas adsorption. Instead distinctly different relaxivity constants were determined for each absorbate in each of the two brands of silica. It was clear that the relaxation times were modified by more than just the pore geometry. Independent experiments on the two brands of silica suggested that the relaxometry results were heavily influenced by the concentration of paramagnetic relaxation centres in the silica gels. The strength of surface interaction, and hence surface affinity, was seen to depend on the liquid in the pores. Using this difference in surface affinities, binary mixtures of alkanes placed in sol-gel silicas were separated via preferential absorption and their components identified using cryoporometry, whereas the components could not be distinguished in the bulk liquid.

  14. Probing surface interactions by combining NMR cryoporometry and NMR relaxometry

    To further expand on the understanding of surface interactions at the liquid/solid interface on pore walls, the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques of cryoporometry and relaxometry have been combined. The combination of these techniques allows variations in NMR relaxation parameters from pore surface to volume ratio changes and from surface interaction changes to be distinguished. By studying a range of sol-gel silicas from two different sources, it was noted that the relaxation time measurements were not consistent with the pore diameters determined by cryoporometry and N2 gas adsorption. Instead distinctly different relaxivity constants were determined for each absorbate in each of the two brands of silica. It was clear that the relaxation times were modified by more than just the pore geometry. Independent experiments on the two brands of silica suggested that the relaxometry results were heavily influenced by the concentration of paramagnetic relaxation centres in the silica gels. The strength of surface interaction, and hence surface affinity, was seen to depend on the liquid in the pores. Using this difference in surface affinities, binary mixtures of alkanes placed in sol-gel silicas were separated via preferential absorption and their components identified using cryoporometry, whereas the components could not be distinguished in the bulk liquid

  15. NMR for medical applications

    The new NMR imaging technique very rapidly met with great approval in the medical field, and the growing variety and frequency of applications meanwhile has led to aspects of safety of patients and personnel being given more attention than hitherto. The problems to be studied for this purpose are closely connected with the biological and biochemical effects of strong magnetic fields. The information presented in the document refers to results obtained by animal experiments for the study of magnetic field-induced biological effects. The contributions are original lectures presented to a conference organised by the German Society for Medical Physics, at Frankfurt/Main, on April 19, 1985, under the subject theme 'Topics on physical principles, technical aspects and biological effects of NMR for medical applications'. The lectures explain both fundamentals of NMR imaging and latest research results; the information is intended for engineers and physicians alike. (DG)

  16. NMR Aerosolomics: Novel NMR Method for Organic Aerosol Analysis

    Horník, Štěpán; Schwarz, Jaroslav; Sýkora, Jan

    - : -, 2015, s. 162. ISBN N. [Small Molecule NMR Conference - SMASH 2015. Baveno (IT), 20.09.2015-23.09.2015] Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : aerosol * analysis * NMR Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry

  17. Wide line NMR spectrometer

    The modernized NMR wide line spectrometer operating on the frequency of approximately 20 MHz is described. The spectrometer modernization is accomplished on the IBM PC basis with application of the plate of the analog-to-digital converter. The spectrometer operates on the constant magnet. The temperature of the sample may change within the range from 150 up to 400 K. The registering system of the NMR spectrometer consists of the weak HF oscillations generator, HF amplifier, detector, LF amplifier, phase detector and self-recorder

  18. NMR imaging technique

    This invention provides a method that can be adapted to existing NMR tomographic scanners of producing spectra of any given point in the image of the specimen slice, the intensity distribution of a selected resonance within an area of the image of the specimen slice, or an entire NMR spectrum of the given area. The method comprises acquiring n projections of the specimen slice, where n is greater than 1. Each of the projections is then shifted by ? f for the point (the frequency offset of the signal arising from the point, from the true chemical shift)

  19. NMR studies of oriented molecules

    Sinton, S.W.

    1981-11-01

    Deuterium and proton magnetic resonance are used in experiments on a number of compounds which either form liquid crystal mesophases themselves or are dissolved in a liquid crystal solvent. Proton multiple quantum NMR is used to simplify complicated spectra. The theory of nonselective multiple quantum NMR is briefly reviewed. Benzene dissolved in a liquid crystal are used to demonstrate several outcomes of the theory. Experimental studies include proton and deuterium single quantum (..delta..M = +-1) and proton multiple quantum spectra of several molecules which contain the biphenyl moiety. 4-Cyano-4'-n-pentyl-d/sub 11/-biphenyl (5CB-d/sub 11/) is studied as a pure compound in the nematic phase. The obtained chain order parameters and dipolar couplings agree closely with previous results. Models for the effective symmetry of the biphenyl group in 5CB-d/sub 11/ are tested against the experimental spectra. The dihedral angle, defined by the planes containing the rings of the biphenyl group, is found to be 30 +- 2/sup 0/ for 5DB-d/sub 11/. Experiments are also described for 4,4'-d/sub 2/-biphenyl, 4,4' - dibromo-biphenyl, and unsubstituted biphenyl.

  20. Earths field NMR flow meter: Preliminary quantitative measurements

    Fridjonsson, Einar O.; Stanwix, Paul L.; Johns, Michael L.

    2014-08-01

    In this paper we demonstrate the use of Earths field NMR (EF NMR) combined with a pre-polarising permanent magnet for measuring fast fluid velocities. This time of flight measurement protocol has a considerable history in the literature; here we demonstrate that it is quantitative when employing the Earths magnetic field for signal detection. NMR signal intensities are measured as a function of flow rate (0-1 m/s) and separation distance between the permanent magnet and the EF NMR signal detection. These data are quantitatively described by a flow model, ultimately featuring no free parameters, that accounts for NMR signal modulation due to residence time inside the pre-polarising magnet, between the pre-polarising magnet and the detection RF coil and inside the detection coil respectively. The methodology is subsequently demonstrated with a metallic pipe in the pre-polarising region.

  1. NMR a substitute for CT

    The possibility that NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) can be a substitute for CT (Computerized Tomography), is described. NMR focus on the nuclei in the atoms of certain elements, for example hydrogen

  2. International symposium on NMR spectroscopy

    The publication consists of 32 papers and presentations from the field of NMR spectroscopy applications submitted to the International Symposium on NMR Spectroscopy held at Smolenice between 29 Sep and 3 Oct, 1980. (B.S.)

  3. NMR crystallography of polylactide

    Czernek, Jiří

    Prague : Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v. v. i, 2013. s. 60. ISBN 978-80-85009-77-4. [European Symposium on Polymer Spectroscopy /19./ - ESOPS19. Prague Meeting on Macromolecules /77./. 07.07.2013-11.07.2013, Prague] Institutional support: RVO:61389013 Keywords : NMR crystallography * polylactide Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry

  4. Modern NMR Spectroscopy.

    Jelinski, Lynn W.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses direct chemical information that can be obtained from modern nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods, concentrating on the types of problems that can be solved. Shows how selected methods provide information about polymers, bipolymers, biochemistry, small organic molecules, inorganic compounds, and compounds oriented in a magnetic

  5. Soils, Pores, and NMR

    Pohlmeier, Andreas; Haber-Pohlmeier, Sabina; Haber, Agnes; Sucre, Oscar; Stingaciu, Laura; Stapf, Siegfried; Blümich, Bernhard

    2010-05-01

    Within Cluster A, Partial Project A1, the pore space exploration by means of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) plays a central role. NMR is especially convenient since it probes directly the state and dynamics of the substance of interest: water. First, NMR is applied as relaxometry, where the degree of saturation but also the pore geometry controls the NMR signature of natural porous systems. Examples are presented where soil samples from the Selhausen, Merzenhausen (silt loams), and Kaldenkirchen (sandy loam) test sites are investigated by means of Fast Field Cycling Relaxometry at different degrees of saturation. From the change of the relaxation time distributions with decreasing water content and by comparison with conventional water retention curves we conclude that the fraction of immobile water is characterized by T1 samples (Haber-Pohlmeier et al. 2010). Third, relaxometric information forms the basis of understanding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results. The general difficulty of imaging in soils are the inherent fast T2 relaxation times due to i) the small pore sizes, ii) presence of paramagnetic ions in the solid matrix, and iii) diffusion in internal gradients. The last point is important, since echo times can not set shorter than about 1ms for imaging purposes. The way out is either the usage of low fields for imaging in soils or special ultra-short pulse sequences, which do not create echoes. In this presentation we will give examples on conventional imaging of macropore fluxes in soil cores (Haber-Pohlmeier et al. 2010), and the combination with relaxometric imaging, as well as the advantages and drawbacks of low-field and ultra-fast pulse imaging. Also first results on the imaging of soil columns measured by SIP in Project A3 are given. Haber-Pohlmeier, S., S. Stapf, et al. (2010). "Waterflow Monitored by Tracer Transport in Natural Porous Media Using MRI." Vadose Zone J.: submitted. Haber-Pohlmeier, S., S. Stapf, et al. (2010). "Relaxation in a Natural soil: Comparison of Relaxometric Imaging, T1 - T2 Correlation and Fast-Field Cycling NMR." The Open Magnetic Resonance Journal: in print. Pohlmeier, A., S. Haber-Pohlmeier, et al. (2009). "A Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry Study of Natural Soils." Vadose Zone J. 8: 735-742. Stingaciu, L. R., A. Pohlmeier, et al. (2009). "Characterization of unsaturated porous media by high-field and low-field NMR relaxometry." Water Resources Research 45: W08412

  6. Fluid-Rock Characterization and Interactions in NMR Well Logging

    George J. Hirasaki; Kishore K. Mohanty

    2005-09-05

    The objective of this report is to characterize the fluid properties and fluid-rock interactions that are needed for formation evaluation by NMR well logging. The advances made in the understanding of NMR fluid properties are summarized in a chapter written for an AAPG book on NMR well logging. This includes live oils, viscous oils, natural gas mixtures, and the relation between relaxation time and diffusivity. Oil based drilling fluids can have an adverse effect on NMR well logging if it alters the wettability of the formation. The effect of various surfactants on wettability and surface relaxivity are evaluated for silica sand. The relation between the relaxation time and diffusivity distinguishes the response of brine, oil, and gas in a NMR well log. A new NMR pulse sequence in the presence of a field gradient and a new inversion technique enables the T{sub 2} and diffusivity distributions to be displayed as a two-dimensional map. The objectives of pore morphology and rock characterization are to identify vug connectivity by using X-ray CT scan, and to improve NMR permeability correlation. Improved estimation of permeability from NMR response is possible by using estimated tortuosity as a parameter to interpolate between two existing permeability models.

  7. Moessbauer and NMR study of novel Tin(IV)-lactames

    Kuzmann, Erno; Szalay, Roland; Homonnay, Zoltan, E-mail: homonnay@ludens.elte.hu; Nagy, Sandor [Eoetvoes Lorand University, Institute of Chemistry (Hungary)

    2012-03-15

    N-tributylstannylated 2-pyrrolidinone was reacted with tributyltin triflate in different molar ratios and the complex formation monitored using {sup 1}H-NMR, {sup 13}C-NMR and {sup 119}Sn Moessbauer spectroscopy. Comparing the carbon NMR and tin Moessbauer results, a reaction scheme is suggested for the complexation which assumes the formation of a simultaneously O- and N-tributylstannylated pyrrolidinone cation. The formation of the only O-stannylated pyrrolidinone is also assumed to account for the non-constant Moessbauer parameters of the two tin environments in the distannylated pyrrolidinone cation when the ratio of tributyltin triflate is increased in the reaction.

  8. 45scandium NMR investigations in aqueous solutions

    45Sc NMR chemical shifts, linewidths, and longitudinal relaxation rates have been measured in aqueous solutions on scandium chloride and sulphate as a function of the appropriate acid. A common typical behaviour of these parameters without sudden changes has been observed. Also signals in the basic range have been obtained. H2O-D2O solvent isotope effects on Larmor frequency and relaxation rates are presented. (orig.)

  9. Fluid-Rock Characterization and Interactions in NMR Well Logging

    Hirasaki, George J.; Mohanty, Kishore K.

    2003-02-10

    The objective of this project was to characterize the fluid properties and fluid-rock interactions which are needed for formation evaluation by NMR well logging. NMR well logging is finding wide use in formation evaluation. The formation parameters commonly estimated were porosity, permeability, and capillary bound water. Special cases include estimation of oil viscosity, residual oil saturation, location of oil/water contact, and interpretation on whether the hydrocarbon is oil or gas.

  10. Assessment of DFT functionals with NMR chemical shifts

    Laskowski, Robert; Blaha, Peter; Tran, Fabien

    2013-01-01

    Density-functional theory (DFT) calculations of the magnetic shielding for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in solids provide an important contribution for understanding the experimentally observed chemical shifts. It is known that the calculated NMR shielding parameters for a particular nucleus in a series of compounds correlate well with the experimentally measured chemical shifts; however, the slope of a linear fit often differs from the ideal value of 1.0. Focusing on a series of ionic co...

  11. Some exercises in quantitative NMR imaging

    The articles represented in this thesis result from a series of investigations that evaluate the potential of NMR imaging as a quantitative research tool. In the first article the possible use of proton spin-lattice relaxation time T1 in tissue characterization, tumor recognition and monitoring tissue response to radiotherapy is explored. The next article addresses the question whether water proton spin-lattice relaxation curves of biological tissues are adequately described by a single time constant T1, and analyzes the implications of multi-exponentiality for quantitative NMR imaging. In the third article the use of NMR imaging as a quantitative research tool is discussed on the basis of phantom experiments. The fourth article describes a method which enables unambiguous retrieval of sign information in a set of magnetic resonance images of the inversion recovery type. The next article shows how this method can be adapted to allow accurate calculation of T1 pictures on a pixel-by-pixel basis. The sixth article, finally, describes a simulation procedure which enables a straightforward determination of NMR imaging pulse sequence parameters for optimal tissue contrast. (orig.)

  12. NMR of unfolded proteins

    Amarnath Chtterjee; Ashutosh Kumar; Jeetender Chugh; Sudha Srivastava; Neel S Bhavesh; Ramakrishna V Hosur

    2005-01-01

    In the post-genomic era, as more and more genome sequences are becoming known and hectic efforts are underway to decode the information content in them, it is becoming increasingly evident that flexibility in proteins plays a crucial role in many of the biological functions. Many proteins have intrinsic disorder either wholly or in specific regions. It appears that this disorder may be important for regulatory functions of the proteins, on the one hand, and may help in directing the folding process to reach the compact native state, on the other. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has over the last two decades emerged as the sole, most powerful technique to help characterize these disordered protein systems. In this review, we first discuss the significance of disorder in proteins and then describe the recent developments in NMR methods for their characterization. A brief description of the results obtained on several disordered proteins is presented at the end.

  13. Solid state NMR probe

    This patent describes a system for in vivo sensing of RF energy emanating from an organism exposed to an NMR scanner comprising: means for receiving RF energy emanating from within an organism in response to the NMR scanner. The receiving means is dimensioned for insertion into the organism. The receiving means comprises: means for generating an electrical signal having a strength and frequency related to the strength and frequency, respectively of the RF energy. The frequency of the electrical signal is greater than the frequency of the RF energy means for inserting the receiving means into an oriface in the organism and for localizing the receiving means at an area of interest within the organism. The receiving means is incorporated within the inserting means

  14. NMR, water and plants

    This thesis describes the application of a non-destructive pulsed proton NMR method mainly to measure water transport in the xylem vessels of plant stems and in some model systems. The results are equally well applicable to liquid flow in other biological objects than plants, e.g. flow of blood and other body fluids in human and animals. The method is based on a pulse sequence of equidistant π pulses in combination with a linear magnetic field gradient. (Auth.)

  15. Nitrogen NMR spectroscopy

    This report provides a full survey of the nitrogen NMR literature that has been published from late 1980 to the end of 1983. During this time the applications of nitrogen NMR have continued to increase and the number of publications relating to it has burgeoned. Advances have been made in both the experimental and theoretical aspects of the subject. Both the /sup 14/N and /sup 15/N isotopes are commonly studied; the former in situations where either the quadrupolar relaxation rate is small, in order to provide relatively narrow signals and thus reliable nuclear shielding results, or where the factors responsible for quadrupole interactions are the main interest of the investigation. The /sup 15/N nucleus, of lower natural abundance, has sharper NMR signals which are capable of yielding nuclear shielding, spin-spin coupling and relaxation data. The less efficient nuclear relaxation processes, such as those arising from dipole-dipole, chemical shielding anisotropy or spin-rotation interactions, normally control /sup 15/N relaxation

  16. NMR used for Saudi crude asphaltenes

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with proton (/sup 1/H) and carbon 13 (/sup 13/C) has been used to determine the structural characteristics of asphaltenes from four commercial Saudi Arabian crude oils. These characteristics are important to refiners that have deep conversion processes to determine yields from the residual fractions of the Saudi crudes, and to determine the operating parameters of the process units. The spectra obtained give some structural similarities among the crude oils, as well as some differences. Values of various structural parameters have been tabulated from the spectra

  17. Extracting protein dynamics information from overlapped NMR signals using relaxation dispersion difference NMR spectroscopy

    Protein dynamics plays important roles in many biological events, such as ligand binding and enzyme reactions. NMR is mostly used for investigating such protein dynamics in a site-specific manner. Recently, NMR has been actively applied to large proteins and intrinsically disordered proteins, which are attractive research targets. However, signal overlap, which is often observed for such proteins, hampers accurate analysis of NMR data. In this study, we have developed a new methodology called relaxation dispersion difference that can extract conformational exchange parameters from overlapped NMR signals measured using relaxation dispersion spectroscopy. In relaxation dispersion measurements, the signal intensities of fluctuating residues vary according to the Carr-Purcell-Meiboon-Gill pulsing interval, whereas those of non-fluctuating residues are constant. Therefore, subtraction of each relaxation dispersion spectrum from that with the highest signal intensities, measured at the shortest pulsing interval, leaves only the signals of the fluctuating residues. This is the principle of the relaxation dispersion difference method. This new method enabled us to extract exchange parameters from overlapped signals of heme oxygenase-1, which is a relatively large protein. The results indicate that the structural flexibility of a kink in the heme-binding site is important for efficient heme binding. Relaxation dispersion difference requires neither selectively labeled samples nor modification of pulse programs; thus it will have wide applications in protein dynamics analysis

  18. Extracting protein dynamics information from overlapped NMR signals using relaxation dispersion difference NMR spectroscopy

    Konuma, Tsuyoshi [Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Structural and Chemical Biology (United States); Harada, Erisa [Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences, Bioorganic Research Institute (Japan); Sugase, Kenji, E-mail: sugase@sunbor.or.jp, E-mail: sugase@moleng.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Kyoto University, Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering (Japan)

    2015-12-15

    Protein dynamics plays important roles in many biological events, such as ligand binding and enzyme reactions. NMR is mostly used for investigating such protein dynamics in a site-specific manner. Recently, NMR has been actively applied to large proteins and intrinsically disordered proteins, which are attractive research targets. However, signal overlap, which is often observed for such proteins, hampers accurate analysis of NMR data. In this study, we have developed a new methodology called relaxation dispersion difference that can extract conformational exchange parameters from overlapped NMR signals measured using relaxation dispersion spectroscopy. In relaxation dispersion measurements, the signal intensities of fluctuating residues vary according to the Carr-Purcell-Meiboon-Gill pulsing interval, whereas those of non-fluctuating residues are constant. Therefore, subtraction of each relaxation dispersion spectrum from that with the highest signal intensities, measured at the shortest pulsing interval, leaves only the signals of the fluctuating residues. This is the principle of the relaxation dispersion difference method. This new method enabled us to extract exchange parameters from overlapped signals of heme oxygenase-1, which is a relatively large protein. The results indicate that the structural flexibility of a kink in the heme-binding site is important for efficient heme binding. Relaxation dispersion difference requires neither selectively labeled samples nor modification of pulse programs; thus it will have wide applications in protein dynamics analysis.

  19. NMR imaging of the spine

    Han, J.S. (Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH); Kaufman, B.; El Yousef, S.J.; Benson, J.E.; Bonstelle, C.T.; Alfidi, R.J.; Haaga, J.R.; Yeung, H.; Huss, R.G.

    1983-12-01

    The usefulness of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) images in the evaluation of spinal disorders below the craniocervical junction was studied. Six normal subjects and 41 patients with various spinal abnormalities were examined. NMR proved capable of demonstrating important normal and pathologic anatomic structures; it was useful in the evaluation of syringohydromyelia and cystic spinal cord tumors, and the bright signal intensity of lipoma was quite impressive. In the evaluation of herniated disk, NMR images offered a new perspective by visualizing abnormal degradation of the signal intensity of the nucleus pulposus itself. NMR images were least valuable in the evaluation of spondylosis and spinal stenosis. Although NMR imaging of the spine is still in a very early developmental stage, the absence of both ionizing radiation and risks associated with contrast material makes it especially attractive as a new diagnostic method. This limited experience with currently available equipment suggests that, with technical refinement, the efficacy of NMR of the spine will increase.

  20. An NMR study of microvoids in polymers

    Toy, James; Mattix, Larry

    1995-01-01

    An understanding of polymer defect structures, like microvoids in polymeric matrices, is crucial to their fabrication and application potential. In this project guest atoms are introduced into the microvoids in PMR-15 and NMR is used to determine microvoid sizes and locations. Xenon is a relatively inert probe that would normally be found naturally in polymer or in NMR probe materials. There are two NMR active xenon isotopes, Xe-129 and Xe-131. The Xe atom has a very high polarizability, which makes it sensitive to the intracrystalline environment of polymers. Interactions between the Xe atoms and the host matrix perturb the Xe electron cloud, deshielding the nuclei, and thereby expanding the range of the observed NMR chemical shifts. This chemical shift range which may be as large as 5000 ppm, permits subtle structural and chemical effects to be studied with high sensitivity. The Xe(129)-NMR line shape has been found to vary in response to changes in the pore symmetry of the framework hosts line Zeolites and Clathrasil compounds. Before exposure to Xe gas, the PMR-15 samples were dried in a vacuum oven at 150 C for 48 hours. The samples were then exposed to Xe gas at 30 psi for 72 hours and sealed in glass tubes with 1 atmosphere of xenon gas. Xenon gas at 1 atmosphere was used to tune up the spectrometer and to set up the appropriate NMR parameters. A single Xe-129 line at 83.003498 Mhz (with protons at 300 Mhz) was observed for the gas. With the xenon charged PMR-15 samples, a second broader line is observed 190 ppm downfield from the gas line (also observed). The width of the NMR line from the Xe-129 absorbed in the polymer is at least partially due to the distribution of microvoid sizes. From the chemical shift (relative to the gas line) and the line width, we estimate the average void sizes to be 2.74 +/- 0.20 angstroms. Since Xe-129 has such a large chemical shift range (approximately 5000 ppm), we expect the chemical shift anisotropy to contribute to the line width (delta upsilon = 2.5 kHz).

  1. Automatic maximum entropy spectral reconstruction in NMR.

    Mobli, Mehdi; Maciejewski, Mark W; Gryk, Michael R; Hoch, Jeffrey C

    2007-10-01

    Developments in superconducting magnets, cryogenic probes, isotope labeling strategies, and sophisticated pulse sequences together have enabled the application, in principle, of high-resolution NMR spectroscopy to biomolecular systems approaching 1 megadalton. In practice, however, conventional approaches to NMR that utilize the fast Fourier transform, which require data collected at uniform time intervals, result in prohibitively lengthy data collection times in order to achieve the full resolution afforded by high field magnets. A variety of approaches that involve nonuniform sampling have been proposed, each utilizing a non-Fourier method of spectrum analysis. A very general non-Fourier method that is capable of utilizing data collected using any of the proposed nonuniform sampling strategies is maximum entropy reconstruction. A limiting factor in the adoption of maximum entropy reconstruction in NMR has been the need to specify non-intuitive parameters. Here we describe a fully automated system for maximum entropy reconstruction that requires no user-specified parameters. A web-accessible script generator provides the user interface to the system. PMID:17701276

  2. Rhodopsin-lipid interactions studied by NMR.

    Soubias, Olivier; Gawrisch, Klaus

    2013-01-01

    The biophysical properties of the lipid matrix are known to influence function of integral membrane proteins. We report on a sample preparation method for reconstitution of membrane proteins which uses porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) filters with 200-nm-wide pores of high density. The substrate permits formation of tubular, single membranes that line the inner surface of pores. One square centimeter of filter with a thickness of 60μm yields on the order of 500cm(2) of solid-supported single bilayer surface, sufficient for NMR studies. The tubular bilayers are free of detergent, fully hydrated, and accessible for ligands from one side of the membrane. The use of AAO filters greatly improves reproducibility of the reconstitution process such that the influence of protein on lipid order parameters can be studied with high resolution. As an example, results for the G protein-coupled receptor of class A, bovine rhodopsin, are shown. By (2)H NMR order parameter measurements, it is detected that rhodopsin insertion elastically deforms membranes near the protein. Furthermore, by (1)H saturation-transfer NMR under conditions of magic angle spinning, we demonstrate detection of preferences in interactions of rhodopsin with particular lipid species. It is assumed that function of integral membrane proteins depends on both protein-induced elastic deformations of the lipid matrix and preferences for interaction of the protein with particular lipid species in the first layer of lipids surrounding the protein. PMID:23374188

  3. DNA oligonucleotide conformations: high resolution NMR studies

    The present work describes a DNA double-helix model, which is well comparable with the models derived from fibre-diffraction studies. The model has a mononucleotide repeat with torsion angles in accordance with average geometries as derived from 1H NMR studies. Special attention was paid to reduce the number of short H-H nonbonding contacts, which are abundantly present in the 'classical' fibre-diffraction models. Chapter 3 describes the first complete assignment of a 1H NMR spectrum of a DNA tetramer, d(TAAT). Preliminary conformational data derived from the spectral parameters recorded at 27 0C are given. A more detailed analysis employing temperature-dependence studies is given in Chapter 4. (Auth.)

  4. Some nitrogen-14 NMR studies in solids

    The first order quadrupolar perturbation of the 14N NMR spectrum yields information regarding the static and dynamic properties of the surrounding electronic environment. Signal to noise problems caused by long 14N longitudinal relaxation times (T1) and small equilibrium polarizations are reduced by rotating frame cross polarization (CP) experiments between 14N and 1H. Using quadrupolar echo and CP techniques, the 14N quadrupolar coupling constants (e2qQ/h) and asymmetry parameters (eta) have been obtained for a variety of tetraalkylammonium compounds by observation of their quadrupolar powder patterns at various temperatures. For choline chloride and iodide the 14N NMR powder patterns exhibit the effects of anisotropic molecular motion, while choline bromide spectra show no such effects

  5. Some nitrogen-14 NMR studies in solids

    Pratum, T.K.

    1983-11-01

    The first order quadrupolar perturbation of the /sup 14/N NMR spectrum yields information regarding the static and dynamic properties of the surrounding electronic environment. Signal to noise problems caused by long /sup 14/N longitudinal relaxation times (T/sub 1/) and small equilibrium polarizations are reduced by rotating frame cross polarization (CP) experiments between /sup 14/N and /sup 1/H. Using quadrupolar echo and CP techniques, the /sup 14/N quadrupolar coupling constants (e/sup 2/qQ/h) and asymmetry parameters (eta) have been obtained for a variety of tetraalkylammonium compounds by observation of their quadrupolar powder patterns at various temperatures. For choline chloride and iodide the /sup 14/N NMR powder patterns exhibit the effects of anisotropic molecular motion, while choline bromide spectra show no such effects.

  6. NMR signatures of topological objects in rotating superfluid {sup 3}He-A

    Ruutu, V.M.H.; Parts, U.; Krusius, M. [Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Espoo (Finland)

    1996-06-01

    NMR spectrometry can be used to identify different topological objects in the order parameter field of rotating superfluid {sup 3}He-A. The authors list their signatures in the cw NMR absorption line shape. Quantized vortex lines, domain walls, and their combination, the vortex sheet, all induce satellite peaks with specific intensities and frequency shifts in the NMR spectrum. Examples of spectra are presented to allow a comparison and to distinguish between different objects.

  7. NMR signatures of topological objects in rotating superfluid 3He-A

    NMR spectrometry can be used to identify different topological objects in the order parameter field of rotating superfluid 3He-A. The authors list their signatures in the cw NMR absorption line shape. Quantized vortex lines, domain walls, and their combination, the vortex sheet, all induce satellite peaks with specific intensities and frequency shifts in the NMR spectrum. Examples of spectra are presented to allow a comparison and to distinguish between different objects

  8. NMR signatures of topological objects in rotating superfluid3He-A

    Ruutu, V. M. H.; Parts, .; Krusius, M.

    1996-06-01

    NMR spectrometry can be used to identify different topological objects in the order parameter field of rotating superfluid3He-A. We list their signatures in the cw NMR absorption line shape. Quantized vortex lines, domain walls, and their combination, the vortex sheet, all induce satellite peaks with specific intensities and frequency shifts in the NMR spectrum. Examples of spectra are presented to allow a comparison and to distinguish between different objects.

  9. Achievement of 1020MHz NMR.

    Hashi, Kenjiro; Ohki, Shinobu; Matsumoto, Shinji; Nishijima, Gen; Goto, Atsushi; Deguchi, Kenzo; Yamada, Kazuhiko; Noguchi, Takashi; Sakai, Shuji; Takahashi, Masato; Yanagisawa, Yoshinori; Iguchi, Seiya; Yamazaki, Toshio; Maeda, Hideaki; Tanaka, Ryoji; Nemoto, Takahiro; Suematsu, Hiroto; Miki, Takashi; Saito, Kazuyoshi; Shimizu, Tadashi

    2015-07-01

    We have successfully developed a 1020MHz (24.0T) NMR magnet, establishing the world's highest magnetic field in high resolution NMR superconducting magnets. The magnet is a series connection of LTS (low-Tc superconductors NbTi and Nb3Sn) outer coils and an HTS (high-Tc superconductor, Bi-2223) innermost coil, being operated at superfluid liquid helium temperature such as around 1.8K and in a driven-mode by an external DC power supply. The drift of the magnetic field was initially 0.8ppm/10h without the (2)H lock operation; it was then stabilized to be less than 1ppb/10h by using an NMR internal lock operation. The full-width at half maximum of a (1)H spectrum taken for 1% CHCl3 in acetone-d6 was as low as 0.7Hz (0.7ppb), which was sufficient for solution NMR. On the contrary, the temporal field stability under the external lock operation for solid-state NMR was 170ppb/10h, sufficient for NMR measurements for quadrupolar nuclei such as (17)O; a (17)O NMR measurement for labeled tri-peptide clearly demonstrated the effect of high magnetic field on solid-state NMR spectra. PMID:25978708

  10. NMR in pulsed magnetic field

    Abou-Hamad, Edy

    2011-09-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments in pulsed magnetic fields up to 30.4 T focused on 1H and 93Nb nuclei are reported. Here we discuss the advantage and limitation of pulsed field NMR and why this technique is able to become a promising research tool. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  11. Structural Biology: Practical NMR Applications

    Teng, Quincy

    2005-01-01

    This textbook begins with an overview of NMR development and applications in biological systems. It describes recent developments in instrument hardware and methodology. Chapters highlight the scope and limitation of NMR methods. While detailed math and quantum mechanics dealing with NMR theory have been addressed in several well-known NMR volumes, chapter two of this volume illustrates the fundamental principles and concepts of NMR spectroscopy in a more descriptive manner. Topics such as instrument setup, data acquisition, and data processing using a variety of offline software are discussed. Chapters further discuss several routine stategies for preparing samples, especially for macromolecules and complexes. The target market for such a volume includes researchers in the field of biochemistry, chemistry, structural biology and biophysics.

  12. Fundamentals of Protein NMR Spectroscopy

    Rule, Gordon S

    2006-01-01

    NMR spectroscopy has proven to be a powerful technique to study the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules. Fundamentals of Protein NMR Spectroscopy is a comprehensive textbook that guides the reader from a basic understanding of the phenomenological properties of magnetic resonance to the application and interpretation of modern multi-dimensional NMR experiments on 15N/13C-labeled proteins. Beginning with elementary quantum mechanics, a set of practical rules is presented and used to describe many commonly employed multi-dimensional, multi-nuclear NMR pulse sequences. A modular analysis of NMR pulse sequence building blocks also provides a basis for understanding and developing novel pulse programs. This text not only covers topics from chemical shift assignment to protein structure refinement, as well as the analysis of protein dynamics and chemical kinetics, but also provides a practical guide to many aspects of modern spectrometer hardware, sample preparation, experimental set-up, and data pr...

  13. Phenomenological simulation and density functional theory prediction of 57Fe Mssbauer parameters: application to magnetically coupled diiron proteins

    The use of phenomenological spin Hamiltonians and of spin density functional theory for the analysis and interpretation of Mssbauer spectra of antiferromagnetic or ferromagnetic diiron centers is briefly discussed. The spectroscopic parameters of the hydroxylase component of methane monooxygenase (MMOH), an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of methane to methanol, have been studied. In its reduced diferrous state (MMOHRed) the enzyme displays 57Fe Mssbauer and EPR parameters characteristic of two ferromagnetically coupled high spin ferrous ions. However, Mssbauer spectra recorded for MMOHRed from two different bacteria, Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) and Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b, display slightly different electric quadrupole splittings (?EQ) in apparent contradiction to their essentially identical active site crystallographic structures and biochemical functions. Herein, the Mssbauer spectral parameters of MMOHRed have been predicted and studied via spin density functional theory. The somewhat different ?EQ recorded for the two bacteria have been traced to the relative position of an essentially unbound water molecule within their diiron active sites. It is shown that the presence or absence of the unbound water molecule mainly affects the electric field gradient at only one iron ion of the binuclear active sites.

  14. Phenomenological simulation and density functional theory prediction of 57 Fe Mssbauer parameters: application to magnetically coupled diiron proteins

    Rodriguez, Jorge H.

    2013-04-01

    The use of phenomenological spin Hamiltonians and of spin density functional theory for the analysis and interpretation of Mssbauer spectra of antiferromagnetic or ferromagnetic diiron centers is briefly discussed. The spectroscopic parameters of the hydroxylase component of methane monooxygenase (MMOH), an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of methane to methanol, have been studied. In its reduced diferrous state (MMOH Red ) the enzyme displays 57Fe Mssbauer and EPR parameters characteristic of two ferromagnetically coupled high spin ferrous ions. However, Mssbauer spectra recorded for MMOH Red from two different bacteria, Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) and Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b, display slightly different electric quadrupole splittings (? E Q ) in apparent contradiction to their essentially identical active site crystallographic structures and biochemical functions. Herein, the Mssbauer spectral parameters of MMOH Red have been predicted and studied via spin density functional theory. The somewhat different ? E Q recorded for the two bacteria have been traced to the relative position of an essentially unbound water molecule within their diiron active sites. It is shown that the presence or absence of the unbound water molecule mainly affects the electric field gradient at only one iron ion of the binuclear active sites.

  15. Applications of unilateral NMR in nondestructive testing

    Sharma, Shatrughan

    2004-01-01

    In general, in NMR spectroscopy a sample is prepared for the NMR measurement, positioned in the magnet, measured, and discarded. But when non-destructiveness of the sample is more important, it becomes important to rely on relaxation analysis at low resolution NMR. If the samples are big in size the unilateral or single-sided NMR in inhomogeneous fields is an important choice. Unilateral NMR or inside-out NMR is one recognized technique in the field of low resolution NMR. The NMR-MOUSE (Mobil...

  16. Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy

    Features in this edition are references (over 1,000), profuse illustration, a discussion of modern pulse techniques for spectral analysis, and extensive and thorough cataloguing of chemical shift data (over 200 pages) in readily accessible form. An attractive feature is the use of structural formulae with shifts inscribed in the structure. This new edition has been completely revised to take into account new techniques and the increased use of computers. The new methods described include those for multiplicity analysis and two-dimensional homo- or hetero-nuclear shift correlations. New sections about coupling constants, organophosphorus and organometalic compounds as well as synthetic polymers have been added. As in the second edition, the authors survey the large number of /sup 13/C NMR applications to organic molecule and natural products in a representative and systematic rather than an exhaustive way

  17. Constants of NMR spectra

    The NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy is a method for studying matter. It has been developed in a lot of fields of physics, physical chemistry, chemistry and biology. It concerns both the solid state and the liquid state. The study in solution of synthesis organic molecules or of organic molecules of natural origin and of biological molecules is particularly stressed on but it is also possible to study inorganic molecules. The originality of this method is to give both data on each atoms of the studied structure, on the atoms sequence in this structure, on the conformation and on the related configurations. It allows to reveal the interactions between separate molecules too. It is also a precious tool for the analysis of molecular movements. The development of this method for the study of condensed phases is particularly studied nowadays and the data obtained are for a lot of fields as acute as those obtained at the liquid state. (O.M.)

  18. A simulator for NMR imaging experiments: its interest for adjusting apparatus

    A computer method for simulating NMR imaging spectra is described. This tool was built in order to permit the analysis of complex results in NMR imaging experimentation. Indeed, the observed spectra provide only a global information whereas simulation allows one to unravel the role of the various parameters. Some examples of possible applications are given

  19. NMR properties of partially saturated porous silica glasses

    Wiens, Eugen; Klitzsch, Norbert; Mohnke, Oliver

    2010-05-01

    The signal responses of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is sensitive to the inner surfaces of the water filled porous media. Therefore this method is well suited to noninvasively determine hydrological relevant parameters such as the pore radii distributions or hydraulic permeability of fully and partially saturated rocks and soils. NMR exploits the relaxation of the magnetization of fluids in the pore space of porous medium. In this work we study the dependence of NMR signals on the inner structure of fully and partially saturated artificial porous silica glasses (VitraPOR). The samples are characterized by an accurately defined pore space with well known pore radii distributions and surface properties. The mean pore sizes of the investigated samples range from 0.6 ?m to 25 ?m. Laboratory NMR saturation recovery (T1) and CPMG (T2) measurements as well as diffusion pulsed gradient mesurements have been carried out using a 3.91 MHz NMR spectrometer. A homogeneous partial saturation down to 5 vol.% has been realized by applying a uniform negative pressure gradient to the samples at each desaturation step. Additionally the corresponding water retention curves have been recorded and evaluated. On the basis of the results from these experiments the numerical simulation of the pore network using the Delaunay tesselation approach with subsequent simulations of NMR relaxation on the pore scale is performed in order to assess structure, state and thus transport properties of fully and partially saturated soils.

  20. NMR Logging to Estimate Hydraulic Conductivity in Unconsolidated Aquifers.

    Knight, Rosemary; Walsh, David O; Butler, James J; Grunewald, Elliot; Liu, Gaisheng; Parsekian, Andrew D; Reboulet, Edward C; Knobbe, Steve; Barrows, Mercer

    2016-01-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) logging provides a new means of estimating the hydraulic conductivity (K) of unconsolidated aquifers. The estimation of K from the measured NMR parameters can be performed using the Schlumberger-Doll Research (SDR) equation, which is based on the Kozeny-Carman equation and initially developed for obtaining permeability from NMR logging in petroleum reservoirs. The SDR equation includes empirically determined constants. Decades of research for petroleum applications have resulted in standard values for these constants that can provide accurate estimates of permeability in consolidated formations. The question we asked: Can standard values for the constants be defined for hydrogeologic applications that would yield accurate estimates of K in unconsolidated aquifers? Working at 10 locations at three field sites in Kansas and Washington, USA, we acquired NMR and K data using direct-push methods over a 10- to 20-m depth interval in the shallow subsurface. Analysis of pairs of NMR and K data revealed that we could dramatically improve K estimates by replacing the standard petroleum constants with new constants, optimal for estimating K in the unconsolidated materials at the field sites. Most significant was the finding that there was little change in the SDR constants between sites. This suggests that we can define a new set of constants that can be used to obtain high resolution, cost-effective estimates of K from NMR logging in unconsolidated aquifers. This significant result has the potential to change dramatically the approach to determining K for hydrogeologic applications. PMID:25810149

  1. NMR-based screening of membrane protein ligands.

    Yanamala, Naveena; Dutta, Arpana; Beck, Barbara; van Vliet, Bart; van Fleet, Bart; Hay, Kelly; Yazbak, Ahmad; Ishima, Rieko; Doemling, Alexander; Klein-Seetharaman, Judith

    2010-03-01

    Membrane proteins pose problems for the application of NMR-based ligand-screening methods because of the need to maintain the proteins in a membrane mimetic environment such as detergent micelles: they add to the molecular weight of the protein, increase the viscosity of the solution, interact with ligands non-specifically, overlap with protein signals, modulate protein dynamics and conformational exchange and compromise sensitivity by adding highly intense background signals. In this article, we discuss the special considerations arising from these problems when conducting NMR-based ligand-binding studies with membrane proteins. While the use of (13)C and (15)N isotopes is becoming increasingly feasible, (19)F and (1)H NMR-based approaches are currently the most widely explored. By using suitable NMR parameter selection schemes independent of or exploiting the presence of detergent, (1)H-based approaches require least effort in sample preparation because of the high sensitivity and natural abundance of (1)H in both, ligand and protein. On the other hand, the (19)F nucleus provides an ideal NMR probe because of its similarly high sensitivity to that of (1)H and the lack of natural (19)F background in biologic systems. Despite its potential, the use of NMR spectroscopy is highly underdeveloped in the area of drug discovery for membrane proteins. PMID:20331645

  2. Single-crystal27 Al NMR study of corundum ?-Al2O3

    27Al NMR chemical shielding, quadrupolar coupling, and dipolar coupling interactions for corundum (?-Al2O3) are determined from the single-crystal 27Al NMR spectra according to the rotation about three orthogonal axis. 27Al NMR parameters obtained in this work with high accuracy are as follows: ?iso =7.4(4) ppm, QCC=2.30(4) MHz, ?=0.08(3), and R=2.0(3) kHz. This work appears to be the first NMR measurement of an aluminum-aluminum dipolar coupling interaction in ?-Al2O3 crystals

  3. Quantitative calibration of radiofrequency NMR Stark effects

    Tarasek, Matthew R.; Kempf, James G.

    2011-10-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) Stark responses can occur in quadrupolar nuclei for an electric field oscillating at twice the usual NMR frequency (2?0). Calibration of responses to an applied E field is needed to establish nuclear spins as probes of native E fields within material and molecular systems. We present an improved approach and apparatus for accurate measurement of quadrupolar Stark effects. Updated values of C14 (the response parameter in cubic crystals) were obtained for both 69Ga and 75As in GaAs. Keys to improvement include a modified implementation of voltage dividers to assess the 2?0 amplitude, |E|, and the stabilization of divider response by reduction of stray couplings in 2?0 circuitry. Finally, accuracy was enhanced by filtering sets of |E| through a linear response function that we established for the radiofrequency amplifier. Our approach is verified by two types of spectral results. Steady-state 2?0 excitation to presaturate NMR spectra yielded C14 = (2.59 0.06) 1012 m-1 for 69Ga at room-temperature and 14.1 T. For 75As, we obtained (3.1 0.1) 1012 m-1. Both values reconcile with earlier results from 77 K and below 1 T, whereas current experiments are at room temperature and 14.1 T. Finally, we present results where few-microsecond pulses of the 2?0 field induced small (tens of Hz) changes in high-resolution NMR line shapes. There too, spectra collected vs |E| agree with the model for response, further establishing the validity of our protocols to specify |E|.

  4. Introduction to the conformational investigation of peptides and proteins by using two-dimensional proton NMR experiments

    This report presents the elementary bases for an initiation to the conformational study of peptides and proteins by using two-dimensional proton NMR experiments. First, some general features of protein structures are summarized. A second chapter is devoted to the basic NMR experiments and to the spectral parameters which provide a structural information. This description is illustrated by NMR spectra of peptides. The third chapter concerns the most standard two-dimensional proton NMR experiments and their use for a conformational study of peptides and proteins. Lastly, an example of NMR structural investigation of a peptide is reported

  5. Two dimensional solid state NMR

    This thesis illustrates, by discussing some existing and newly developed 2D solid state experiments, that two-dimensional NMR of solids is a useful and important extension of NMR techniques. Chapter 1 gives an overview of spin interactions and averaging techniques important in solid state NMR. As 2D NMR is already an established technique in solutions, only the basics of two dimensional NMR are presented in chapter 2, with an emphasis on the aspects important for solid spectra. The following chapters discuss the theoretical background and applications of specific 2D solid state experiments. An application of 2D-J resolved NMR, analogous to J-resolved spectroscopy in solutions, to natural rubber is given in chapter 3. In chapter 4 the anisotropic chemical shift is mapped out against the heteronuclear dipolar interaction to obtain information about the orientation of the shielding tensor in poly-(oxymethylene). Chapter 5 concentrates on the study of super-slow molecular motions in polymers using a variant of the 2D exchange experiment developed by us. Finally chapter 6 discusses a new experiment, 2D nutation NMR, which makes it possible to study the quadrupole interaction of half-integer spins. 230 refs.; 48 figs.; 8 tabs

  6. Flow units from integrated WFT and NMR data

    Kasap, E.; Altunbay, M.; Georgi, D.

    1997-08-01

    Reliable and continuous permeability profiles are vital as both hard and soft data required for delineating reservoir architecture. They can improve the vertical resolution of seismic data, well-to-well stratigraphic correlations, and kriging between the well locations. In conditional simulations, permeability profiles are imposed as the conditioning data. Variograms, covariance functions and other geostatistical indicators are more reliable when based on good quality permeability data. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) logging and Wireline Formation Tests (WFT) separately generate a wealth of information, and their synthesis extends the value of this information further by providing continuous and accurate permeability profiles without increasing the cost. NMR and WFT data present a unique combination because WFTs provide discrete, in situ permeability based on fluid-flow, whilst NMR responds to the fluids in the pore space and yields effective porosity, pore-size distribution, bound and moveable fluid saturations, and permeability. The NMR permeability is derived from the T{sub 2}-distribution data. Several equations have been proposed to transform T{sub 2} data to permeability. Regardless of the transform model used, the NMR-derived permeabilities depend on interpretation parameters that may be rock specific. The objective of this study is to integrate WFT permeabilities with NMR-derived, T{sub 2} distribution-based permeabilities and thereby arrive at core quality, continuously measured permeability profiles. We outlined the procedures to integrate NMR and WFT data and applied the procedure to a field case. Finally, this study advocates the use of hydraulic unit concepts to extend the WFT-NMR derived, core quality permeabilities to uncored intervals or uncored wells.

  7. NMR for chemists and biologists

    Carbajo, Rodrigo J

    2013-01-01

    This book intends to be an easy and concise introduction to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR, which has revolutionized life sciences in the last twenty years. A significant part of the progress observed in scientific areas like Chemistry, Biology or Medicine can be ascribed to the development experienced by NMR in recent times. Many of the books currently available on NMR deal with the theoretical basis and some of its main applications, but they generally demand a strong background in Physics and Mathematics for a full understanding. This book is aimed to a wide scientific audie

  8. NMR for physicians and biologists

    This book provides coverage of issues related to the possible uses of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) on the medical and biological levels. The physical fundamentals involved are described in a comprehensible way that permits them to be easily taken in by individuals outside the world of physicists. The authors have taken considerable trouble that all the different biological-medical uses for NMR are dealt with on a uniform basis and, in this context, also evaluated the role of such techniques as high-resolution NMR in liquids, in-vivo spectroscopy and tomography. (orig.) With 133 figs

  9. Annual reports on NMR spectroscopy

    Webb, Graham A; McCarthy, M J

    1995-01-01

    Over recent years, no other technique has grown to such importance as that of NMR spectroscopy. It is used in all branches of science where precise structural determination is required and where the nature of interactions and reactions in solution is being studied. Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy has established itself as a means for the specialist and non-specialist alike to become familiar with new applications of the technique in all branches of chemistry, including biochemistry, and pharmaceutics. This volume focuses on theoretical aspects of NMR nuclear shielding and on applications of

  10. APSY-NMR with proteins: practical aspects and backbone assignment

    Automated projection spectroscopy (APSY) is an NMR technique for the recording of discrete sets of projection spectra from higher-dimensional NMR experiments, with automatic identification of the multidimensional chemical shift correlations by the dedicated algorithm GAPRO. This paper presents technical details for optimizing the set-up and the analysis of APSY-NMR experiments with proteins. Since experience so far indicates that the sensitivity for signal detection may become the principal limiting factor for applications with larger proteins or more dilute samples, we performed an APSY-NMR experiment at the limit of sensitivity, and then investigated the effects of varying selected experimental parameters. To obtain the desired reference data, a 4D APSY-HNCOCA experiment with a 12-kDa protein was recorded in 13 min. Based on the analysis of this data set and on general considerations, expressions for the sensitivity of APSY-NMR experiments have been generated to guide the selection of the projection angles, the calculation of the sweep widths, and the choice of other acquisition and processing parameters. In addition, a new peak picking routine and a new validation tool for the final result of the GAPRO spectral analysis are introduced. In continuation of previous reports on the use of APSY-NMR for sequence-specific resonance assignment of proteins, we present the results of a systematic search for suitable combinations of a minimal number of four- and five-dimensional APSY-NMR experiments that can provide the input for algorithms that generate automated protein backbone assignments

  11. Dynamic NMR of nano- and microstructured materials

    The fast technological advancement which took place over the past few decades sustained the development of various categories of advanced polymeric, composite and porous materials, with complex physical and chemical properties determined by their structure and dynamics at nano- and micrometer levels. This brought forth the necessity of combining different methods of analysis, which cover multiple length scales, in order to allow for a comprehensive characterization and a valid prediction of a material's macroscopic behaviour. The purpose of this work was to characterize the structure and dynamics of various types of nano- and micro structured systems, such as silane crosslinked poly(ethylene), cement-in-polymer dispersion with different compositions or model and natural porous media, using a combination of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods that provide relevant information on different length scales of interest. Data processing and interpretation was facilitated by self-made computational procedures and mathematical models. The different subjects approached in this work are briefly presented in Chapter 1 (Introduction) and discussed in detail further on in an order according to the length scale of the motion probed. In Chapter 2 proton NMR wideline spectroscopy is used to obtain information on the phase composition, molecular mobility and domain sizes of crosslinked poly(ethylene) (PE), a polymer commonly used in a broad range of applications, from day-to-day life basic commodities like water and sewage pipes, to insulating coatings for medium and high voltage wires. Due to its industrial importance, this type of PE has been previously characterized using a variety of methods. The novelty brought by this study is the quantitative analysis of the spin diffusion (SD) coefficients and domain sizes of different phases by a dedicated software developed for solving the spin diffusion equations for a lamellar morphology, using as input data extracted from NMR double quantum filtered SD experiments and including a series of bonds for and minimizing uncertainties in the estimation of essential parameters. Recently developed cement-in-polymer dispersions (c/p) with different compositions and cement to polymer ratios are investigated in Chapters 3 and 4, by a vast array of NMR techniques, that probe, on different length scales, the structure of the investigated specimens, as well as the dynamics of water transport inside the materials. Chapter 3 presents the results obtained using multinuclear solid state magic angle spinning NMR to probe, at nanometer level, the structure of cement-in-polymer dispersions. The hydration effects and crystallization of the inorganic matrix are probed by 29Si NMR while the chemical reactions of the organic phase are quantified by 13C cross-polarization; the results are correlated with data offered by other analysis techniques. The study of hydrated c/p is continued in Chapter 4, where proton NMR imaging is employed to obtain information about the microstructural changes which take place upon exposure to water at different temperatures. The water transport in the c/p matrix is monitored on line and the hydration phenomenon, together with information about the physical suffered by the samples are discussed with regard to polymer type, amount and curing conditions. A simple mathematical model of diffusion in a cylindrical system, involving time dependent diffusion coefficients and variable surface concentrations, is used to predict the manner in which the water amount inside the organic/cementitious pastes evolves in time. Further on, the effects of diffusive and advective transport in model and natural porous media are systematically investigated in Chapters 5 and 6. NMR exchange relaxometry is known as a very powerful tool for probing the structure and dynamics of fully or partially hydrated porous systems, but, until know, no information existed on how the effects of slow advective transport - a phenomenon of considerable interest for different branches of science and industry - are reflected i

  12. NMR spectroscopy of muscle proteins

    Author reviews various experimental techniques used for study of the structure of muscle proteins. Difficulties of application of NMR are described. Studies of the influence of Ca2+ on flexibility of actin polymer are presented

  13. Toroid response in NMR

    Dynamics of the nuclear spin system is analyzed in detail. The following approaches are used: 1) linear approximation over the spin deviations from their equilibrium orientations; 2) group symmetry analysis; 3) numerical simulation. The conditions of the cross magnetic-toroid response existence in NMR are found. It is shown that the cross response can not exist when the group of molecular symmetry G0 is centre-symmetrical one. The dynamics of three-spin system is considered in detail, magnetic and toroid oscillation modes are investigated in this system for its different molecular symmetry (D3h or Cv) and field orientations respect to molecule. The selection rules for the matrix elements of the toroid and magnetic moments operators are defined. The method of classification of the quantum spin system states on the irreducible representations of the spin system symmetry group G is proposed. Numerical simulations of toroid response in molecules of propyne and epoxide are performed. (author). 6 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs

  14. Optical pumping and xenon NMR

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of xenon has become an important tool for investigating a wide variety of materials, especially those with high surface area. The sensitivity of its chemical shift to environment, and its chemical inertness and adsorption properties make xenon a particularly useful NMR probe. This work discusses the application of optical pumping to enhance the sensitivity of xenon NMR experiments, thereby allowing them to be used in the study of systems with lower surface area. A novel method of optically-pumping 129Xe in low magnetic field below an NMR spectrometer and subsequent transfer of the gas to high magnetic field is described. NMR studies of the highly polarized gas adsorbed onto powdered samples with low to moderate surface areas are now possible. For instance, NMR studies of optically-pumped xenon adsorbed onto polyacrylic acid show that xenon has a large interaction with the surface. By modeling the low temperature data in terms of a sticking probability and the gas phase xenon-xenon interaction, the diffusion coefficient for xenon at the surface of the polymer is determined. The sensitivity enhancement afforded by optical pumping also allows the NMR observation of xenon thin films frozen onto the inner surfaces of different sample cells. The geometry of the thin films results in interesting line shapes that are due to the bulk magnetic susceptibility of xenon. Experiments are also described that combine optical pumping with optical detection for high sensitivity in low magnetic field to observe the quadrupoler evolution of 131 Xe spins at the surface of the pumping cells. In cells with macroscopic asymmetry, a residual quadrupolar interaction causes a splitting in the 131Xe NMR frequencies in bare Pyrex glass cells and cells with added hydrogen

  15. NMR characterization of thin films

    Gerald II, Rex E.; Klingler, Robert J.; Rathke, Jerome W.; Diaz, Rocio; Vukovic, Lela

    2010-06-15

    A method, apparatus, and system for characterizing thin film materials. The method, apparatus, and system includes a container for receiving a starting material, applying a gravitational force, a magnetic force, and an electric force or combinations thereof to at least the starting material, forming a thin film material, sensing an NMR signal from the thin film material and analyzing the NMR signal to characterize the thin film of material.

  16. NMR characterization of thin films

    Gerald, II, Rex E. (Brookfield, IL); Klingler, Robert J. (Glenview, IL); Rathke, Jerome W. (Homer Glen, IL); Diaz, Rocio (Chicago, IL); Vukovic, Lela (Westchester, IL)

    2008-11-25

    A method, apparatus, and system for characterizing thin film materials. The method, apparatus, and system includes a container for receiving a starting material, applying a gravitational force, a magnetic force, and an electric force or combinations thereof to at least the starting material, forming a thin film material, sensing an NMR signal from the thin film material and analyzing the NMR signal to characterize the thin film of material.

  17. Optical pumping and xenon NMR

    Raftery, M.D.

    1991-11-01

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of xenon has become an important tool for investigating a wide variety of materials, especially those with high surface area. The sensitivity of its chemical shift to environment, and its chemical inertness and adsorption properties make xenon a particularly useful NMR probe. This work discusses the application of optical pumping to enhance the sensitivity of xenon NMR experiments, thereby allowing them to be used in the study of systems with lower surface area. A novel method of optically-pumping [sup 129]Xe in low magnetic field below an NMR spectrometer and subsequent transfer of the gas to high magnetic field is described. NMR studies of the highly polarized gas adsorbed onto powdered samples with low to moderate surface areas are now possible. For instance, NMR studies of optically-pumped xenon adsorbed onto polyacrylic acid show that xenon has a large interaction with the surface. By modeling the low temperature data in terms of a sticking probability and the gas phase xenon-xenon interaction, the diffusion coefficient for xenon at the surface of the polymer is determined. The sensitivity enhancement afforded by optical pumping also allows the NMR observation of xenon thin films frozen onto the inner surfaces of different sample cells. The geometry of the thin films results in interesting line shapes that are due to the bulk magnetic susceptibility of xenon. Experiments are also described that combine optical pumping with optical detection for high sensitivity in low magnetic field to observe the quadrupoler evolution of 131 Xe spins at the surface of the pumping cells. In cells with macroscopic asymmetry, a residual quadrupolar interaction causes a splitting in the [sup 131]Xe NMR frequencies in bare Pyrex glass cells and cells with added hydrogen.

  18. Optical pumping and xenon NMR

    Raftery, M.D.

    1991-11-01

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of xenon has become an important tool for investigating a wide variety of materials, especially those with high surface area. The sensitivity of its chemical shift to environment, and its chemical inertness and adsorption properties make xenon a particularly useful NMR probe. This work discusses the application of optical pumping to enhance the sensitivity of xenon NMR experiments, thereby allowing them to be used in the study of systems with lower surface area. A novel method of optically-pumping {sup 129}Xe in low magnetic field below an NMR spectrometer and subsequent transfer of the gas to high magnetic field is described. NMR studies of the highly polarized gas adsorbed onto powdered samples with low to moderate surface areas are now possible. For instance, NMR studies of optically-pumped xenon adsorbed onto polyacrylic acid show that xenon has a large interaction with the surface. By modeling the low temperature data in terms of a sticking probability and the gas phase xenon-xenon interaction, the diffusion coefficient for xenon at the surface of the polymer is determined. The sensitivity enhancement afforded by optical pumping also allows the NMR observation of xenon thin films frozen onto the inner surfaces of different sample cells. The geometry of the thin films results in interesting line shapes that are due to the bulk magnetic susceptibility of xenon. Experiments are also described that combine optical pumping with optical detection for high sensitivity in low magnetic field to observe the quadrupoler evolution of 131 Xe spins at the surface of the pumping cells. In cells with macroscopic asymmetry, a residual quadrupolar interaction causes a splitting in the {sup 131}Xe NMR frequencies in bare Pyrex glass cells and cells with added hydrogen.

  19. Carbon-13 NMR studies of liquid crystals

    High resolution, proton decoupled 13C nmr are observed for a series of neat nematic liquid crystals, the p-alkoxyazoxybenzenes, and a smectic-A liquid crystal, diethylazoxydibenzoate in a magnetic field of 23 kG. The (uniaxial) order parameters S = less than P2(costheta) greater than are found to be about 0.4 and 0.9 for the nematic and smectic-A phase respectively at the clearing points. The order parameter increases with decreasing temperature in the nematic phase but is constant, or nearly so, with temperature in the smectic-A phase. In the nematic series studied, the ordering exhibits an even-odd alternation along the series and qualitative agreement with a recent theory due to Marcelja is found. In both phases, the spectra show that the molecule rotates rapidly about its long axis. Tentative conclusions about molecular conformational motion and 14N spin relaxation are presented for both nematic and smectic-A phases. In the smectic-A phase, the sample is rotated about an axis perpendicular to H0 and the resulting spectra are dicusssed. The theory of observed chemical shifts in liquid crystals is discussed and equations are derived which relate the nmr spectra of liquid-crystals to the order parameters. A model for the smectic-C phase due to Luz and Meiboom and Doane is described and lineshapes are determined on the basis of this model for special cases. The dependence of the order parameters on the molecular potential which give rise to the various degrees of order in the different liquid crystalline phases is examined. To a good approximation the functional dependence of the order parameters on the molecular potential is shown to be a simple one in the limit of small tilt angle in the smectic-C phase

  20. Truncated forms of zero-field splitting (ZFS) Hamiltonians and implications for interpretation of ZFS parameters for Fe 2+( S=2) ions in KFeF

    Rudowicz, C.; Piwowarska, D.

    2011-06-01

    We investigate truncated forms of zero-field splitting (ZFS) Hamiltonians utilized for Fe 2+ ions with spin S=2 at tetragonal sites in K 2FeF 4 and A 2MX 4 compounds. The ZFS terms determine the easy-plane anisotropy in K 2FeF 4. This type of truncation consists in omission of some operator parts in the fourth-rank ZFS terms. Relationships between improper (truncated) ZFS parameters and the proper (full) ones are derived. An important implication of this truncation is an additional contribution to the second-rank axial ZFS parameter D, which significantly affects D values for S=2 systems. This hinders comparisons of seemingly compatible ' D' values from various sources. The origin of the second-rank rhombic ZFS E-term is also considered and found controversial. Using proper conversions, we analyze discrepancies existing in literature. A survey of available ZFS parameter values provides feedback for microscopic modeling of spin Hamiltonian parameters for Fe 2+(S=2) ions in A 2MX 4 systems.

  1. NMR Relaxation and Petrophysical Properties

    Fleury, Marc

    2011-03-01

    NMR relaxation is routinely used in the field of geosciences to give basic petrophysical properties such as porosity, pore size distribution, saturation etc. In this tutorial, we focus on the pore size distribution deduced from NMR. We recall the basic principle used in the interpretation of the NMR signal and compare the results with other standard petrophysical techniques such as mercury pore size distribution, BET specific surface measurements, thin section visualizations. The NMR pore size distribution is a unique information available on water saturated porous media and can give similar results as MICP in certain situations. The scaling of NMR relaxation time distribution (s) into pore sizes (μm) requires the knowledge of the surface relaxivity (μm/s) and we recommend using specific surface measurements as an independent determination of solid surface areas. With usual surface relaxivities, the NMR technique can explore length-scales starting from nano-meters and ending around 100 μm. Finally, we will introduce briefly recent techniques sensitive to the pore to pore diffusional exchange, providing new information on the connectivity of the pore network, but showing another possibility of discrepancy in the determination of pore size distribution with standard techniques.

  2. Recent progress in NMR microscopy towards cellular imaging

    Recent advances in NMR microscopy based on fundamental physical parameters and experimental factors are discussed. We consider fundamental resolution limits due to molecular diffusion and the experimental system bandwidth, as well as practical resolution limits arising from poor signal-to-noise ratio due to small imaging voxel size and finite line broadening due to signal attenuation brought about by diffusion. Several microscopic imaging pulse sequences are presented and applied to elucidating cellular imaging problems such as the cell lineage patterns in Xenopus laevis embryos. Experimental results obtained with 7.0 T NMR microscopy system are presented. (author)

  3. Solution of the inverse problem of NMR relaxation

    The solution of the NMR relaxation inverse problem for the two-component system with magnetization exchange between two components is given. The method for identification of the two-component system parameters by decrease in the cross-sectional magnetization and additional determination of one out of the system three components: population and relaxation time is proposed. The component population may be evaluated thereby through the method differing from the NMR, which provides for an additional advantage. Analytical expressions are obtained for these three cases and their properties are studied in detail. It is shown, that minimal calculational errors occur by measuring the long-time relaxation

  4. NMR studies of the mechanism of enzyme action

    No single technique can fully elucidate an enzyme mechanism. The authors' laboratory has therefore been using a number of methods, including NMR, to study two broad classes of enzyme-catalyzed reactions that are ubiquitous in biochemistry, namely, nucleophilic substitutions on phosphorus and the polarization of carbonyl groups. In this chapter the authors first discuss those parameters of NMR spectroscopy that are most useful in studying enzyme mechanisms. They then consider, with specific examples, the mechanisms of enzyme-catalyzed nucleophilic substitution on phosphorus, and enzyme-catalyzed carbonyl polarization reactions, including reactions of biotin

  5. Static and dynamic NMR properties of gas-phase xenon

    Hanni, M. (Matti)

    2011-01-01

    Abstract This thesis presents computational studies of both the static and dynamic parameters of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of gaseous xenon. First, state-of-the-art static magnetic resonance parameters are computed in small xenon clusters by using methods of quantum chemistry, and second, time-dependent relaxation phenomena are investigated via molecular dynamics simulations at different experimental conditions. Based on the underlying quantum and ...

  6. Spin Hamiltonian of the Highly Frustrated Gd3Ga5O12 Garnet Antiferromagnet

    Yavorskii, T; Gingras, M J P; Yavors'kii, Taras; Enjalran, Matthew; Gingras, Michel J.P.

    2005-01-01

    Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (GGG) is a fascinating magnetic material that displays an ordered phase in an applied magnetic field, but lacks long-range order and shows spin glass behavior in zero field. We investigate GGG in the zero field regime using a variational mean-field theory approach. We reproduce the spin liquid like correlations and the positions of sharp peaks seen in powder neutron diffraction measurements on GGG. Contrary to the current belief, our results speak in favor of a scenario where GGG is on the verge of developing true conventional long-range magnetic order in zero magnetic field.

  7. Medical applications of NMR imaging and NMR spectroscopy with stable isotopes. Summary

    The current status of NMR imaging and NMR spectroscopy are summarized. For the most part examples from the March 1983 Puerto Rico symposium are used to illustrate the utility of NMR in medicine. 18 refs., 5 figs

  8. Medical applications of NMR imaging and NMR spectroscopy with stable isotopes. Summary

    Matwiyoff, N.A.

    1983-01-01

    The current status of NMR imaging and NMR spectroscopy are summarized. For the most part examples from the March 1983 Puerto Rico symposium are used to illustrate the utility of NMR in medicine. 18 refs., 5 figs.

  9. jsNMR: an embedded platform-independent NMR spectrum viewer.

    Vosegaard, Thomas

    2015-04-01

    jsNMR is a lightweight NMR spectrum viewer written in JavaScript/HyperText Markup Language (HTML), which provides a cross-platform spectrum visualizer that runs on all computer architectures including mobile devices. Experimental (and simulated) datasets are easily opened in jsNMR by (i) drag and drop on a jsNMR browser window, (ii) by preparing a jsNMR file from the jsNMR web site, or (iii) by mailing the raw data to the jsNMR web portal. jsNMR embeds the original data in the HTML file, so a jsNMR file is a self-transforming dataset that may be exported to various formats, e.g. comma-separated values. The main applications of jsNMR are to provide easy access to NMR data without the need for dedicated software installed and to provide the possibility to visualize NMR spectra on web sites. PMID:25641013

  10. Spectrometer with direct NMR detection in a rotating coordinate system

    A spectrometer with direct NMR detection in efficient magnetic field in a rotating coordinate system (rcs) during nuclear spin system irradiation by strong high-frequency field is described. The detection is carried out at comparatively low frequency in the 10-100 kHz range using the inductance coil oriented parallel to constant magnetic field. The concrete spectrometer parameters are presented as applied to 1H and 19F NMR of solids under ''magic'' angle conditions. The spectrometer permits to obtain the NMR frequency spetrum in rcs, lateral and longitudinal relaxation curves in rcs and double-rotating coordinate system, echo signals in rcs, The detection is continuous and is carried out in one pass. With respect to the spectra resolution in solids the spectrometer is by two-three order in excess of traditional wide-line spectrometers with continuous irradiation

  11. Ligand screening by saturation-transfer difference (STD) NMR spectroscopy.

    Krishnan, V V

    2005-04-26

    NMR based methods to screen for high-affinity ligands have become an indispensable tool for designing rationalized drugs, as these offer a combination of good experimental design of the screening process and data interpretation methods, which together provide unprecedented information on the complex nature of protein-ligand interactions. These methods rely on measuring direct changes in the spectral parameters, that are often simpler than the complex experimental procedures used to study structure and dynamics of proteins. The goal of this review article is to provide the basic details of NMR based ligand-screening methods, with particular focus on the saturation transfer difference (STD) experiment. In addition, we provide an overview of other NMR experimental methods and a practical guide on how to go about designing and implementing them.

  12. Variable-temperature NMR and conformational analysis of Oenothein B

    Oenothein B is a dimeric hydrolyzable tannin with a wide range of biological activities, such as antitumour, anti-inflammatory and antiviral. Its nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) at room temperature show duplications and broadening of signals. Experiments of 1D and 2D NMR at lower temperatures were useful for the complete NMR assignments of all hydrogens and carbons. The 3D structure of the most stable conformer was determined for the first time by nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy (NOESY) experiment (-20 deg C) and density functional theory (DFT)(B3LYP/6-31G)/ polarizable continuum model (PCM) quantum chemical calculations. The favoured conformation showed a highly compacted geometry and a lack of symmetry, in which the two valoneoyl groups showed distinct conformational parameters and stabilities. (author)

  13. Variable-temperature NMR and conformational analysis of Oenothein B

    Santos, Suzana C.; Carvalho, Ariadne G.; Fortes, Gilmara A.C.; Ferri, Pedro H.; Oliveira, Anselmo E. de, E-mail: suzana.quimica.ufg@hotmail.com [Universidade Federal de Goias (UFGO), Goiania, GO (Brazil). Instituto de Quimica

    2014-02-15

    Oenothein B is a dimeric hydrolyzable tannin with a wide range of biological activities, such as antitumour, anti-inflammatory and antiviral. Its nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) at room temperature show duplications and broadening of signals. Experiments of 1D and 2D NMR at lower temperatures were useful for the complete NMR assignments of all hydrogens and carbons. The 3D structure of the most stable conformer was determined for the first time by nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy (NOESY) experiment (-20 deg C) and density functional theory (DFT)(B3LYP/6-31G)/ polarizable continuum model (PCM) quantum chemical calculations. The favoured conformation showed a highly compacted geometry and a lack of symmetry, in which the two valoneoyl groups showed distinct conformational parameters and stabilities. (author)

  14. The inherent accuracy of 1H NMR spectroscopy to quantify plasma lipoproteins is subclass dependent.

    Ala-Korpela, Mika; Lankinen, Niko; Salminen, Aino; Suna, Teemu; Soininen, Pasi; Laatikainen, Reino; Ingman, Petri; Jauhiainen, Matti; Taskinen, Marja-Riitta; Hberger, Kroly; Kaski, Kimmo

    2007-02-01

    Proton NMR spectroscopy as a means to quantify lipoprotein subclasses has received wide clinical interest. The experimental part is a fast routine procedure that contrasts favourably to other lipoprotein measurement protocols. The difficulties in using (1)H NMR, however, are in uncovering the subclass specific information from the overlapping data. The NMR-based quantification has been evaluated only in relation to biochemical measures, thereby leaving the inherent capability of NMR rather vague due to biological variation and diversity among the biochemical experiments. Here we will assess the use of (1)H NMR spectroscopy of plasma per se. This necessitates data for which the inherent parameters, namely the shapes and areas of the (1)H NMR signals of the subclasses are available. This was achieved through isolation and (1)H NMR experiments of 11 subclasses--VLDL1, VLDL2, IDL, LDL1, LDL2, LDL3, HDL(2b), HDL(2a), HDL(3a), HDL(3b) and HDL(3c)--and the subsequent modelling of the spectra. The subclass models were used to simulate biochemically representative sets of spectra with known subclass concentrations. The spectral analyses revealed 10-fold differences in the quantification accuracy of different subclasses by (1)H NMR. This finding has critical significance since the usage of (1)H NMR methodology in the clinical arena is rapidly increasing. PMID:16730730

  15. Application of Solution NMR Spectroscopy to Study Protein Dynamics

    Christoph Göbl

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Recent advances in spectroscopic methods allow the identification of minute fluctuations in a protein structure. These dynamic properties have been identified as keys to some biological processes. The consequences of this structural flexibility can be far‑reaching and they add a new dimension to the structure-function relationship of biomolecules. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR spectroscopy allows the study of structure as well as dynamics of biomolecules in a very broad range of timescales at atomic level. A number of new NMR methods have been developed recently to allow the measurements of time scales and spatial fluctuations, which in turn provide the thermodynamics associated with the biological processes. Since NMR parameters reflect ensemble measurements, structural ensemble approaches in analyzing NMR data have also been developed. These new methods in some instances can even highlight previously hidden conformational features of the biomolecules. In this review we describe several solution NMR methods to study protein dynamics and discuss their impact on important biological processes.

  16. NMR signal analysis to attribute the components to the solid/liquid phases present in mixes and ice creams

    Mariette, F.; Lucas, T.

    2005-01-01

    The NMR relaxation signals from complex products like ice cream are hard to interpret because of the multi-exponential behaviour of the relaxation signal and the difficulty of attributing the NMR relaxation components to specific molecule fractions. An attribution of the NMR relaxation parameters is proposed, however, based on an approach that combines quantitative analysis of the spin-spin and spin-lattice relaxation times and the signal intensities with characterization of the ice cream com...

  17. Solid state NMR of polymers

    The solid state NMR is used not so much in distinguishing chemical species and analyzing components and chemical structure as in collecting the various kind of informations of solid state of polymer, such as conformation, phase structure, a kind of molecular motion, velocity and compatibility by the measurement of relaxation time and linear analysis. The report introduces the interest papers from 1993 to 1995 applied the solid state NMR to synthetic polymers. On the measurement methods, CP/MAS, pulse NMR, heteronuclear correlation (HETCOR) method, wide-line separation (WISE), 2D exchange method and new rotational echo double resonance (REDOR) method are explained. The examples of application such as chemical component, chemical structure, conformation, crosslinked molecule, polymer gel, solid state structure, molecular motion, copolymer, phase structure of polymer blend and orientation are explained, too. (S.Y.)

  18. Quantitative chemical analysis by NMR

    This paper reports that nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy offers several important advantages as a technique for quantitative chemical analysis, including the ease with which multicomponent mixtures can be analyzed, the nondestructive nature of NMR, and the direct proportionality of the integrated resonance intensity (I) and concentration (C) of nuclei giving the resonance: I = kC. With proper attention to experimental conditions, the proportionality constant is the same for all resonances in a spectrum. Thus NMR differs substantially from chromatographic methods and from together spectroscopic methods, which require a predetermined response factor for each compound being determined. Relative concentrations can be obtained directly from relative resonance intensities while absolute concentrations can be obtained by adding a known concentration of another compound as an internal intensity standard

  19. NMR spectrometers as "magnetic tongues"

    Malmendal, Anders; Amoresano, Claudia; Trotta, Roberta; Lauri, Ilaria; De Tito, Stefano; Novellino, Ettore; Randazzo, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    analyzed samples based on their chemical composition. We were able to correlate the NMR metabolomic fingerprints recorded for canned tomato samples to the sensory descriptors bitterness, sweetness, sourness, saltiness, tomato and metal taste, redness, and density, suggesting that NMR might be a very useful......The perception of odor and flavor of food is a complicated physiological and psychological process that cannot be explained by simple models. Quantitative descriptive analysis is a technique used to describe sensory features. Nevertheless, the availability of a number of instrumental techniques has...... opened up the possibility to calibrate the sensory perception. In this frame, we have tested the potentiality of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy as a predictive tool to measure sensory descriptors. In particular, we have used an NMR metabolomic approach that allowed us to differentiate the...

  20. Bootstrap calibration and uncertainty estimation of downhole NMR hydraulic conductivity estimates in an unconsolidated aquifer.

    Parsekian, A D; Dlubac, K; Grunewald, E; Butler, J J; Knight, R; Walsh, D O

    2015-01-01

    Characterization of hydraulic conductivity (K) in aquifers is critical for evaluation, management, and remediation of groundwater resources. While estimates of K have been traditionally obtained using hydraulic tests over discrete intervals in wells, geophysical measurements are emerging as an alternative way to estimate this parameter. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) logging, a technology once largely applied to characterization of deep consolidated rock petroleum reservoirs, is beginning to see use in near-surface unconsolidated aquifers. Using a well-known rock physics relationship-the Schlumberger Doll Research (SDR) equation--K and porosity can be estimated from NMR water content and relaxation time. Calibration of SDR parameters is necessary for this transformation because NMR relaxation properties are, in part, a function of magnetic mineralization and pore space geometry, which are locally variable quantities. Here, we present a statistically based method for calibrating SDR parameters that establishes a range for the estimated parameters and simultaneously estimates the uncertainty of the resulting K values. We used co-located logging NMR and direct K measurements in an unconsolidated fluvial aquifer in Lawrence, Kansas, USA to demonstrate that K can be estimated using logging NMR to a similar level of uncertainty as with traditional direct hydraulic measurements in unconsolidated sediments under field conditions. Results of this study provide a benchmark for future calibrations of NMR to obtain K in unconsolidated sediments and suggest a method for evaluating uncertainty in both K and SDR parameter values. PMID:24520904

  1. Advanced NMR characterization of zeolite catalysts

    Welsh, L. B.

    1985-04-01

    The program discussed in this report is a two-year two-phase joint UOP-University of Illinois study of the application of improved high resolution solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques to the characterization of zeolite catalysts. During the first phase of this program very pure, and in some cases isotopically enriched faujasites will be prepared and studied by magic angle sample spinning NMR (MASS NMR) and variable engine sample spinning NMR (VASS NMR) on 500 and 360 MHz (proton frequency) NMR spectrometers. The NMR techniques that will be emphasized are the measurement and analysis of the (17)O NMR properties, (27)Al NMR intensity quantitation, and (27)Al and (29)Si NMR relaxation rates. During the second phase of this program these NMR techniques will be used to study the effects of impurity concentration, dealumination treatments and cation exchange on the NMR properties of faujasites. The initial emphasis of this program during Phase I is on the preparation and measurement of the NMR properties of (17)O enriched Na-Y faujasties.

  2. Two-dimensional NMR spectrometry

    This article is the second in a two-part series. In part one (ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, May 15) the authors discussed one-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra and some relatively advanced nuclear spin gymnastics experiments that provide a capability for selective sensitivity enhancements. In this article and overview and some applications of two-dimensional NMR experiments are presented. These powerful experiments are important complements to the one-dimensional experiments. As in the more sophisticated one-dimensional experiments, the two-dimensional experiments involve three distinct time periods: a preparation period, t0; an evolution period, t1; and a detection period, t2

  3. NMR velocity mapping and RHEO-NMR in complex liquids

    By using the NMR technique, we have determined the velocity distribution and the rate of strain in a micelle solution (cetylpyridinium chloride and sodium salicylate) below and above a critical shear rate and have studied the isotropic and stress-induced ordered nematic phases in a micelle solution CTAB/D2O in a cylindric Couette cell.

  4. Pulsed zero field NMR of solids and liquid crystals

    This work describes the development and applications to solids and liquid crystals of zero field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments with pulsed dc magnetic fields. Zero field NMR experiments are one approach for obtaining high resolution spectra of amorphous and polycrystalline materials which normally (in high field) display broad featureless spectra. The behavior of the spin system can be coherently manipulated and probed in zero field with dc magnetic field pulses which are employed in a similar manner to radiofrequency pulses in high field NMR experiments. Nematic phases of liquid crystalline systems are studied in order to observe the effects of the removal of an applied magnetic field on sample alignment and molecular order parameters. In nematic phases with positive and negative magnetic susceptibility anisotropies, a comparison between the forms of the spin interactions in high and low fields is made. High resolution zero field NMR spectra of unaligned smectic samples are also obtained and reflect the symmetry of the liquid crystalline environment. These experiments are a sensitive measure of the motionally induced asymmetry in biaxial phases. Homonuclear and heteronuclear solute spin systems are compared in the nematic and smectic phases. Nonaxially symmetric dipolar couplings are reported for several systems. The effects of residual fields in the presence of a non-zero asymmetry parameter are discussed theoretically and presented experimentally. Computer programs for simulations of these and other experimental results are also reported. 179 refs., 75 figs

  5. NMR relaxation times of trabecular bone-reproducibility, relationships to tissue structure and effects of sample freezing

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy provides a potential tool for non-invasive evaluation of the trabecular bone structure. The objective of this study was to determine the reproducibility of the NMR relaxation parameters (T2, Carr-Purcel-T2, T1ρ) for fat and water and relate those to the structural parameters obtained by micro-computed tomography (μCT). Especially, we aimed to evaluate the effect of freezing on the relaxation parameters. For storing bone samples, freezing is the standard procedure during which the biochemical and cellular organization of the bone marrow may be affected. Bovine trabecular bone samples were stored at -20 0C for 7 days and measured by NMR spectroscopy before and after freezing. The reproducibility of NMR relaxation parameters, as expressed by the coefficient of variation, ranged from 3.1% to 27.9%. In fresh samples, some correlations between NMR and structural parameters (Tb.N, Tb.Sp) were significant (e.g. the relaxation rate for T2 of fat versus Tb.Sp: r = -0.716, p < 0.01). Freezing did not significantly change the NMR relaxation times but the correlations between relaxation parameters and the μCT structural parameters were not statistically significant after freezing, suggesting some nonsystematic alterations of the marrow structure. Therefore, the use of frozen bone samples for NMR relaxation studies may provide inferior information about the trabecular bone structure.

  6. Application of chemometrics to low-field H-1 NMR relaxation data of intact fish flesh

    Jepsen, Signe Munk; Pedersen, H.T.; Engelsen, S.B.

    1999-01-01

    The possibilities for application of low-field H-1 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) as a rapid method for simultaneous assessment of basic quality parameters in fish were explored. In a first experiment, 200 salmon (Salmo salar) samples mapping the variation over an entire fish were measured by NMR...... and subsequently analysed for oil or water content by standard chemical methods. In a second experiment, 58 differently thawed cod (Gadus morhua) samples were measured by NMR and subsequently analysed for water-holding capacity. Correlations between chemical data and NMR data were evaluated using.......9% for oil and water content in fresh salmon flesh and water-holding capacity in thawed cod flesh respectively. Thus rapid, non-invasive low- field NMR can be used to simultaneously determine both oil and water content of fish flesh. Furthermore, it can predict water- holding capacity of cod flesh, with...

  7. Push-through Direction Injectin NMR Automation

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS) are the two major spectroscopic techniques successfully used in metabolomics studies. The non-invasive, quantitative and reproducible characteristics make NMR spectroscopy an excellent technique for detection of endogeno...

  8. 95Mo nuclear magnetic resonance parameters of molybdenum hexacarbonyl from density functional theory: appraisal of computational and geometrical parameters.

    Cuny, Jérôme; Sykina, Kateryna; Fontaine, Bruno; Le Pollès, Laurent; Pickard, Chris J.; Gautier, Régis

    2011-01-01

    Solid-state (95)Mo nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) properties of molybdenum hexacarbonyl have been computed using density functional theory (DFT) based methods. Both quadrupolar coupling and chemical shift parameters were evaluated and compared with parameters of high precision determined using single-crystal (95)Mo NMR experiments. Within a molecular approach, the effects of major computational parameters, i.e. basis set, exchange-correlation functional, treatment of relativity, have been e...

  9. High resolution NMR theory and chemical applications

    Becker, Edwin D

    1969-01-01

    High Resolution NMR: Theory and Chemical Applications focuses on the applications of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), as well as chemical shifts, lattices, and couplings. The book first offers information on the theory of NMR, including nuclear spin and magnetic moment, spin lattice relaxation, line widths, saturation, quantum mechanical description of NMR, and ringing. The text then ponders on instrumentation and techniques and chemical shifts. Discussions focus on the origin of chemical shifts, reference compounds, empirical correlations of chemical shifts, modulation and phase detection,

  10. ?-NMR of a thin Pt film

    We report beta-detected NMR (?-NMR) measurements on a 50 nm thick platinum (Pt) film grown on a magnesium oxide (MgO) substrate. The frequency of the ?-NMR resonance in Pt was compared to the MgO reference frequency to estimate the Knight shift at various temperatures (100-300 K). The Knight shift was found to be negative and strongly temperature dependent. The implications are discussed and compared to other transition metals that have been studied via ?-NMR previously.

  11. Wavelet Denoising of NMR Signal

    Kubásek, R.; Geschneidtová, E.; Bartušek, Karel

    Plzeň : University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, 2004 - (Pinker, J.), s. 127-130 ISBN 80-7043-274-8. [Applied Electronics 2004. Pilsen (CZ), 08.09.2004-09.09.2004] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA2065201 Keywords : wavelet filtering * NMR * subband thresholding Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  12. Cancer metastasis detected by NMR

    A narrow NMR line originating from the plasma membrane of a cancer cell is unexpected. The behaviour of these lines is explained in terms of fundamental physics and chemistry. There is biochemical evidence to support the presence of neutral lipid domains in the plasma membrane. T2 relaxation and clinical implications are briefly discussed

  13. EPR OF Mn2+ IMPURITIES IN CALCITE: A DETAILED STUDY PERTINENT TO MARBLE PROVENANCE DETERMINATION

    Weihe, H.; Piligkos, S.; Barra, A.L.; Laursen, Ib; Johnsen, O.

    2009-01-01

    We demonstrate that the electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum of Mn2+ impurities in calcite, and therefore also in marble, may be accurately reproduced by a traditional spin Hamiltonian formalism. The success of such a treatment, however, very much depends on the spin Hamiltonian parameters ha...

  14. Epr of Mn2+ Impurities in Calcite: A Detailed Study Pertinent to Marble Provenance Determination

    Weihe, H.; Piligkos, S.; Barra, A.L.; Laursen, I.; Johnsen, O.

    2009-01-01

    We demonstrate that the electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum of Mn2+ impurities in calcite, and therefore also in marble, may be accurately reproduced by a traditional spin Hamiltonian formalism. The success of such a treatment, however, very much depends on the spin Hamiltonian parameters ha...

  15. A web-based database for EPR centers in semiconductors

    Umeda, T. [Graduate School of Library, Information, and Media Studies, Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8550 (Japan)]. E-mail: umeda@slis.tsukuba.ac.jp; Hagiwara, S. [Graduate School of Library, Information, and Media Studies, Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8550 (Japan); Katagiri, M. [Graduate School of Library, Information, and Media Studies, Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8550 (Japan); Mizuochi, N. [Graduate School of Library, Information, and Media Studies, Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8550 (Japan); Isoya, J. [Graduate School of Library, Information, and Media Studies, Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8550 (Japan)

    2006-04-01

    We develop a web-based database system for electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) centers in semiconductors. This database is available to anyone at http://www.kc.tsukuba.ac.jp/div-media/epr/. It currently has more than 300 records of the spin-Hamiltonian parameters for major known EPR centers. One can upload own new records to the database or can use simulation tools powered by EPR-NMR(C). Here, we describe the features and objectives of this database, and mention some future plans.

  16. An AMBER/DYANA/MOLMOL Phosphorylated Amino Acid Library Set and Incorporation into NMR Structure Calculations

    Protein structure determination using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) requires the use of molecular dynamics programs that incorporate both NMR experimental and implicit atomic data. Atomic parameters for each amino acid type are encoded in libraries used by structure calculation programs such as DYANA and AMBER. However, only a few non-standard amino acid library sets are included in these programs or the molecular visualization program MOLMOL. Our laboratory is calculating the phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated states of peptides and proteins using NMR methods. To calculate chemically correct structures, we have extended the available molecular libraries for these programs to include the modified amino acids phosphoserine, phosphothreonine, and phosphotyrosine

  17. Mössbauer and NMR study of novel Tin(IV)-lactames

    N-tributylstannylated 2-pyrrolidinone was reacted with tributyltin triflate in different molar ratios and the complex formation monitored using 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and 119Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy. Comparing the carbon NMR and tin Mössbauer results, a reaction scheme is suggested for the complexation which assumes the formation of a simultaneously O- and N-tributylstannylated pyrrolidinone cation. The formation of the only O-stannylated pyrrolidinone is also assumed to account for the non-constant Mössbauer parameters of the two tin environments in the distannylated pyrrolidinone cation when the ratio of tributyltin triflate is increased in the reaction.

  18. Study of a Conformational Equilibrium of Lisinopril by HPLC, NMR, and DFT

    Bouabdallah, Sondes; Ben Dhia, Med Thaieb; Driss, Med Rida

    2014-01-01

    The isomerization of lisinopril has been investigated using chromatographic, NMR spectroscopic, and theoretical calculations. The NMR data, particularly the NOEDIFF experiments, show that the major species that was eluted first is the trans form. The proportion was 77% and 23% for the trans and cis, respectively. The thermodynamic parameters (ΔH, ΔS, and ΔG) were determined by varying the temperature in the NMR experiments. The interpretations of the experimental data were further supported by DFT/B3LYP calculations. PMID:24707291

  19. Mössbauer and NMR study of novel Tin(IV)-lactames

    Kuzmann, Erno; Szalay, Roland; Homonnay, Zoltan; Nagy, Sandor

    2012-03-01

    N-tributylstannylated 2-pyrrolidinone was reacted with tributyltin triflate in different molar ratios and the complex formation monitored using 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and 119Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy. Comparing the carbon NMR and tin Mössbauer results, a reaction scheme is suggested for the complexation which assumes the formation of a simultaneously O- and N-tributylstannylated pyrrolidinone cation. The formation of the only O-stannylated pyrrolidinone is also assumed to account for the non-constant Mössbauer parameters of the two tin environments in the distannylated pyrrolidinone cation when the ratio of tributyltin triflate is increased in the reaction.

  20. Polymers under mechanical stress- an NMR investigation

    Boehme, Ute; Scheler, Ulrich [Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (Germany); Xu, Bo; Leisen, Johannes; Beckham, Haskell W. [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia (United States)

    2010-07-01

    Low-field NMR using permanent magnets in Halbach arrangements permit NMR investigation without the limits present in high-field NMR. The lower field in conjunction with confined stray field permit the application of NMR, in particular relaxation NMR in a stretching apparatus and a rheometer. Crystalline and amorphous fraction of semi-crystalline polymers are distinguished by their transverse relaxation times. Upon mechanical load the relaxation times of the amorphous fraction changes as seen in in-situ measurements on polypropylene rods. During the formation of a neck the crystalline fraction becomes more prominent.

  1. Receiver gain function: the actual NMR receiver gain

    Mo, Huaping; Harwood, John S.; Raftery, Daniel

    2010-01-01

    The observed NMR signal size depends on the receiver gain parameter. We propose a receiver gain function to characterize how much the raw FID is amplified by the receiver as a function of the receiver gain setting. Although the receiver is linear for a fixed gain setting, the actual gain of the receiver may differ from what the gain setting suggests. Nevertheless, for a given receiver, we demonstrate that the receiver gain function can be calibrated. Such a calibration enables accurate compar...

  2. NMR assessment of ice creams: Effect of formulation on liquid and solid fat

    Lucas, T.; Le Ray, D; Barey, P.; Mariette, F.

    2005-01-01

    The capacity of low field NMR spectrometry to characterize the different behaviours of fat protons in unfrozen ice cream mix and in ice cream was investigated. Various formulations comprising different types of fat, protein and emulsifier were tested. The NMR parameters attributed to fat were sensitive both to the type of fat and also to the components located at the fat globule interface. In the unfrozen ice cream mix and to a lesser extent in ice cream, liquid fat was more sensitiv...

  3. New methodological approaches in solid-state NMR

    Full text: Spectacular advances in solid-state NMR methodology, instrumentation and sample preparation have made possible studies of structure and dynamics on increasingly complex molecular systems, such as proteins that cannot be investigated by X-ray, or solution-state NMR (amyloid fibrils, membrane proteins embedded in native environments, protein aggregates), other large biomolecular systems (DNA, RNA, carbohydrates), functionalized polymeric materials, selfassembled and inclusion molecular complexes, molecular nano-devices, etc. Many of these applications rely on the development of solid-state NMR techniques tailored to specifically address characteristic structural and dynamical features of larger and larger molecules, where often the dynamics of abundant spins, for instance, 1H, or 13C(15N) in uniformly labeled samples, represents a major challenge. To account for a broad range of multi-spin processes in such systems that may influence the efficiency of the proposed experimental scheme, or the reliability of the extracted parameters from the measured data, adequate theoretical tools are also highly desirable. In this context, here, we present some of our recent developments that address exactly these issues, namely: (i) elaboration of viable approaches for symbolic algebra computation of dynamics in extended spin networks, within a framework called SD-CAS (Spin Dynamics by Computer Algebra System), and (ii) development of new solid-state NMR methods for structural investigation of complex molecular systems. (author)

  4. NMR spin relaxation rates in the Heisenberg bilayer

    Mendes, Tiago; Curro, Nicholas; Scalettar, Richard; Paiva, Thereza; Dos Santos, Raimundo R.

    One of the striking features of heavy fermions is the fact that in the vicinity of a quantum phase transition these systems exhibit the breakdown of Fermi-liquid behavior and superconductivity. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) expirements play an important role in the study of these phenomena. Measurements of NMR spin relaxation rates and Knight shift, for instance, can be used to probe the electronic spin susceptibility of these systems. Here we studied the NMR response of the Heisenberg bilayer model. In this model, it is well known that the increase of the interplane coupling between the planes, Jperp, supresses the antiferromagnetic order at a quantum critical point (QCP). We use stochastic series expansion (SSE) and the maximum-entropy analytic continuation method to calculate the NMR spin lattice relaxation rate 1 /T1 and the spin echo decay 1 /T2 G as function of Jperp. The spin echo decay, T2 G increases for small Jperp, due to the increase of the order parameter, and then vanishes abruptly in the QCP. The effects of Jperp dilution disorder in the QCP and the relaxation rates are also discussed. This research was supported by the NNSA Grant Number DE-NA 0002908, and Ciência sem fronteiras program/CNPQ.

  5. Profiling formulated monoclonal antibodies by (1)H NMR spectroscopy.

    Poppe, Leszek; Jordan, John B; Lawson, Ken; Jerums, Matthew; Apostol, Izydor; Schnier, Paul D

    2013-10-15

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is arguably the most direct methodology for characterizing the higher-order structure of proteins in solution. Structural characterization of proteins by NMR typically utilizes heteronuclear experiments. However, for formulated monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics, the use of these approaches is not currently tenable due to the requirements of isotope labeling, the large size of the proteins, and the restraints imposed by various formulations. Here, we present a new strategy to characterize formulated mAbs using (1)H NMR. This method, based on the pulsed field gradient stimulated echo (PGSTE) experiment, facilitates the use of (1)H NMR to generate highly resolved spectra of intact mAbs in their formulation buffers. This method of data acquisition, along with postacquisition signal processing, allows the generation of structural and hydrodynamic profiles of antibodies. We demonstrate how variation of the PGSTE pulse sequence parameters allows proton relaxation rates and relative diffusion coefficients to be obtained in a simple fashion. This new methodology can be used as a robust way to compare and characterize mAb therapeutics. PMID:24006877

  6. Pulsed NMR-relaxation meter

    Pulsed NMR-relaxation meter is designed to determine times of spin-lattice and spin-spin relaxation when investigating physico-chemical properties of solids and liquids. The device includes small-scale magnetic system with NMR-transducer, two-channel shaper of high-power radiopulses, programmer and analog-to-digital converter. High-frequency amplifier is based on field transistors with low level of self-noise. Unit operating frequency is 20 MHz, pass band may change discretely within 10-700 kHz limits. Magnetic system has the following dimensions: diameter - 165 mm, length - 110 mm, interpole gap -12 mm. Homogeneity of magnetic field constitutes 10-4

  7. Measurement of deformations by NMR

    Bytchenkoff, Dimitri; Rodts, Stéphane

    2015-12-01

    Two NMR data acquisition protocols together with corresponding data processing algorithms for locating macroscopic objects, measuring distances between them or monitoring their displacements or deformations with microscopic precision are presented and discussed. The performance of the methods is demonstrated by applying them to the measurement of deformations of a freely supported beam under loading. We believe that our methods will find their applications in mechanics, civil engineering and medicine.

  8. NMR-Based Milk Metabolomics

    Hanne C. Bertram

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Milk is a key component in infant nutrition worldwide and, in the Western parts of the world, also in adult nutrition. Milk of bovine origin is both consumed fresh and processed into a variety of dairy products including cheese, fermented milk products, and infant formula. The nutritional quality and processing capabilities of bovine milk is closely associated to milk composition. Metabolomics is ideal in the study of the low-molecular-weight compounds in milk, and this review focuses on the recent nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR-based metabolomics trends in milk research, including applications linking the milk metabolite profiling with nutritional aspects, and applications which aim to link the milk metabolite profile to various technological qualities of milk. The metabolite profiling studies encompass the identification of novel metabolites, which potentially can be used as biomarkers or as bioactive compounds. Furthermore, metabolomics applications elucidating how the differential regulated genes affects milk composition are also reported. This review will highlight the recent advances in NMR-based metabolomics on milk, as well as give a brief summary of when NMR spectroscopy can be useful for gaining a better understanding of how milk composition is linked to nutritional or quality traits.

  9. Structural proteomics by NMR spectroscopy.

    Shin, Joon; Lee, Woonghee; Lee, Weontae

    2008-08-01

    Structural proteomics is one of the powerful research areas in the postgenomic era, elucidating structure-function relationships of uncharacterized gene products based on the 3D protein structure. It proposes biochemical and cellular functions of unannotated proteins and thereby identifies potential drug design and protein engineering targets. Recently, a number of pioneering groups in structural proteomics research have achieved proof of structural proteomic theory by predicting the 3D structures of hypothetical proteins that successfully identified the biological functions of those proteins. The pioneering groups made use of a number of techniques, including NMR spectroscopy, which has been applied successfully to structural proteomics studies over the past 10 years. In addition, advances in hardware design, data acquisition methods, sample preparation and automation of data analysis have been developed and successfully applied to high-throughput structure determination techniques. These efforts ensure that NMR spectroscopy will become an important methodology for performing structural proteomics research on a genomic scale. NMR-based structural proteomics together with x-ray crystallography will provide a comprehensive structural database to predict the basic biological functions of hypothetical proteins identified by the genome projects. PMID:18761469

  10. Efficient design of multituned transmission line NMR probes: the electrical engineering approach.

    Frydel, J A; Krzystyniak, M; Pienkowski, D; Pietrzak, M; de Sousa Amadeu, N; Ratajczyk, T; Idzik, K; Gutmann, T; Tietze, D; Voigt, S; Fenn, A; Limbach, H H; Buntkowsky, G

    2011-01-01

    Transmission line-based multi-channel solid state NMR probes have many advantages regarding the cost of construction, number of RF-channels, and achievable RF-power levels. Nevertheless, these probes are only rarely employed in solid state-NMR-labs, mainly owing to the difficult experimental determination of the necessary RF-parameters. Here, the efficient design of multi-channel solid state MAS-NMR probes employing transmission line theory and modern techniques of electrical engineering is presented. As technical realization a five-channel ((1)H, (31)P, (13)C, (2)H and (15)N) probe for operation at 7 Tesla is described. This very cost efficient design goal is a multi port single coil transmission line probe based on the design developed by Schaefer and McKay. The electrical performance of the probe is determined by measuring of Scattering matrix parameters (S-parameters) in particular input/output ports. These parameters are compared to the calculated parameters of the design employing the S-matrix formalism. It is shown that the S-matrix formalism provides an excellent tool for examination of transmission line probes and thus the tool for a rational design of these probes. On the other hand, the resulting design provides excellent electrical performance. From a point of view of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), calibration spectra of particular ports (channels) are of great importance. The estimation of the π/2 pulses length for all five NMR channels is presented. PMID:21316931

  11. Isotope alternation system: two-level, NMR-controlled rapid switching

    In the sequential transmission method of normalization in AMS the magnetic parameters of the accelerator must be alternated between their values for the lighter and the heavier isotopes with as little loss of time as possible. Rapid changing of these parameters has been effected through a combination of computer control and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) search and lock control

  12. Measurements of Boar Spermatozoa Motility Using PFG NMR Method

    The evaluation of spermatozoa motility, viability and morphology is an essential parameter in the examination of sperm quality and in the establishment of correlations between sperm quality and fertility. Until now, assessment of sperm quality has been based on subjective evaluation of parameters, such as motility and viability, and on objective parameters, such as semen concentration and morphology abnormalities. When subjective optical microscopic evaluation was used in humans and animals, variations of 30 to 60% have been reported in the estimation of the motility parameters of the same ejaculates. To overcome this variability, different systems have been proposed such as turbidimetry, laser-Doppler spectroscopy, and photometric methods. Other accurate techniques, such as flow cytometry, which allows the evaluation of concentration, and cellulose-acetate/nitrate filter measure only a single semen parameter. The more recent track semen analysis system, based on individual spermatozoon evaluation, offers an accurate calculation of different semen parameters. Although some interesting results have already been obtained, many questions remain, which have to be answered to allow for further development in veterinary medicine, clinical fertility settings, physiological, and toxicology research activities. Pulsed field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance (PFG NMR) techniques have been presented demonstrating the potential to study flow and transport processes in complex systems. By PFG NMR, the molecular displacement can be measured that occurs during a time interval D, between two consecutive magnetic field gradient pulses. In this poster we present the results of PFG-NMR obtained for a number of samples of boar spermatozoa with varying motility and discuss whether this method can be useful for fast and reliable spermatozoa motility evaluation. (author)

  13. Advanced NMR technology for bioscience and biotechnology

    Hammel, P.C.; Hernandez, G.; Trewhella, J.; Unkefer, C.J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US); Boumenthal, D.K. [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (US); Kennedy, M.A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US); Moore, G.J. [Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI (US)

    1998-11-01

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). NMR plays critical roles in bioscience and biotechnology in both imaging and structure determination. NMR is limited, however, by the inherent low sensitivity of the NMR experiment and the demands for spectral resolution required to study biomolecules. The authors addressed both of these issues by working on the development of NMR force microscopy for molecular imaging, and high field NMR with isotope labeling to overcome limitations in the size of biomolecules that can be studied using NMR. A novel rf coil design for NMR force microscopy was developed that increases the limits of sensitivity in magnetic resonance detection for imaging, and the authors demonstrated sub-surface spatial imaging capabilities. The authors also made advances in the miniaturization of two critical NMR force microscope components. They completed high field NMR and isotope labeling studies of a muscle protein complex which is responsible for regulating muscle contraction and is too large for study using conventional NMR approaches.

  14. Insight into sodium silicate glass structural organization by multinuclear NMR combined with first-principles calculations

    Short and medium range order of silica and sodium silicate glasses have been investigated from a quantitative analysis of 29Si MAS NMR and 23Na, 17O MQMAS NMR spectra. The method described enables the extraction of the underlying 17O NMR parameter distributions of bridging oxygens (BOs) and non-bridging oxygens (NBOs), and yields site populations which are confirmed by 29Si NMR data. The extracted NMR parameter distributions and their variations with respect to the glass chemical composition can then be analyzed in terms of local structural features (bond angles and bond lengths, coordination numbers) with the help of molecular dynamics simulations combined with first-principles calculations of NMR parameters. Correlations of relevant structural parameters with 23Na, 29Si and 17O NMR interactions (isotropic chemical shift ?(iso), quadrupolar coupling constant C(Q) and quadrupolar asymmetry parameter ?Q are re-examined and their applicability is discussed. These data offer better insights into the structural organization of the glass network, including both chemical and topological disorder. Adding sodium to pure silica significantly diminishes the Si-O-Si bond angles and leads to a longer mean Si-O bond length with a slight decrease of the mean Na-O bond length. Moreover, the present data are in favor of a homogeneous distribution of Na around both oxygen species in the silicate network. Finally, our approach was found to be sensitive enough to investigate the effect of addition of a small quantity of molybdenum oxide (about 1 mol%) on the 17O MAS spectrum, opening new possibilities for investigating the Mo environment in silicate glasses. (authors)

  15. NMR of glycans: shedding new light on old problems.

    Battistel, Marcos D; Azurmendi, Hugo F; Yu, Bingwu; Freedberg, Darn I

    2014-05-01

    The diversity in molecular arrangements and dynamics displayed by glycans renders traditional NMR strategies, employed for proteins and nucleic acids, insufficient. Because of the unique properties of glycans, structural studies often require the adoption of a different repertoire of tailor-made experiments and protocols. We present an account of recent developments in NMR techniques that will deepen our understanding of structure-function relations in glycans. We open with a survey and comparison of methods utilized to determine the structure of proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates. Next, we discuss the structural information obtained from traditional NMR techniques like chemical shifts, NOEs/ROEs, and coupling-constants, along with the limitations imposed by the unique intrinsic characteristics of glycan structure on these approaches: flexibility, range of conformers, signal overlap, and non-first-order scalar (strong) coupling. Novel experiments taking advantage of isotopic labeling are presented as an option for overcoming spectral overlap and raising sensitivity. Computational tools used to explore conformational averaging in conjunction with NMR parameters are described. In addition, recent developments in hydroxyl detection and hydrogen bond detection in protonated solvents, in contrast to traditional sample preparations in D2O for carbohydrates, further increase the tools available for both structure information and chemical shift assignments. We also include previously unpublished data in this context. Accurate determination of couplings in carbohydrates has been historically challenging due to the common presence of strong-couplings. We present new strategies proposed for dealing with their influence on NMR signals. We close with a discussion of residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) and the advantages of using (13)C isotope labeling that allows gathering one-bond (13)C-(13)C couplings with a recently improved constant-time COSY technique, in addition to the commonly measured (1)H-(13)C RDCs. PMID:24815364

  16. Improvements in Technique of NMR Imaging and NMR Diffusion Measurements in the Presence of Background Gradients.

    Lian, Jianyu

    In this work, modification of the cosine current distribution rf coil, PCOS, has been introduced and tested. The coil produces a very homogeneous rf magnetic field, and it is inexpensive to build and easy to tune for multiple resonance frequency. The geometrical parameters of the coil are optimized to produce the most homogeneous rf field over a large volume. To avoid rf field distortion when the coil length is comparable to a quarter wavelength, a parallel PCOS coil is proposed and discussed. For testing rf coils and correcting B _1 in NMR experiments, a simple, rugged and accurate NMR rf field mapping technique has been developed. The method has been tested and used in 1D, 2D, 3D and in vivo rf mapping experiments. The method has been proven to be very useful in the design of rf coils. To preserve the linear relation between rf output applied on an rf coil and modulating input for an rf modulating -amplifying system of NMR imaging spectrometer, a quadrature feedback loop is employed in an rf modulator with two orthogonal rf channels to correct the amplitude and phase non-linearities caused by the rf components in the rf system. The modulator is very linear over a large range and it can generate an arbitrary rf shape. A diffusion imaging sequence has been developed for measuring and imaging diffusion in the presence of background gradients. Cross terms between the diffusion sensitizing gradients and background gradients or imaging gradients can complicate diffusion measurement and make the interpretation of NMR diffusion data ambiguous, but these have been eliminated in this method. Further, the background gradients has been measured and imaged. A dipole random distribution model has been established to study background magnetic fields Delta B and background magnetic gradients G_0 produced by small particles in a sample when it is in a B_0 field. From this model, the minimum distance that a spin can approach a particle can be determined by measuring and . From this model, the particle concentration in a sample can be determined by measuring the lineshape of a free induction decay (fid).

  17. Rheo-NMR of shear banded flow in wormlike micelles

    Callaghan, Paul

    2008-03-01

    Rheo-NMR gives access to detailed information about the flow field generated by the device used to induce deformational flow. It also provides information about colloidal or molecular organisation and dynamics, under conditions of flow. In particular, NMR offers the possibility of measuring nuclear spin relaxation times and molecular self-diffusion coefficients, sensitive respectively to molecular brownian motions and their restrictions due to local structure. Furthermore, through the use of orientation-dependent terms in the spin interactions, such as the nuclear quadrupole or dipolar interactions, NMR permits the measurement of molecular order parameters. When combined with imaging methods, NMR in principle allows such measurements to be spatially localized, often with resolution down to a few 10s of microns In the study of shear banding phenomena in wormlike micelles, Rheo-NMR has proven of especial value, not only indicating the clear existence of shear bands, but also that they are associated with fluctuations, and sometimes, with molecular alignment. The subtlety of the correspondence (or lack of correspondence) between birefringence effects and shear banded flow has also been revealed. Recent measurements of shear-banded flow under Couette flow of the micellar system 10% w/v cetylpyridinium chloride and sodium salicylate (CPyCl/NaSal) molar ratio 2:1 in 0.5 M NaCl in ^1H2O, indicate that shear banding fluctuations are consistent with the shear stress fluctuations observed in rheological measurements. Furthermore we find a coupling between flow fluctuations in the gradient and vorticity directions. Using ^2H NMR spectroscopy on a deuterated probe molecule (n-decane) in the wormlike micellar interior, direct measurement of the shear-induced nematic phase transition is reported. More recently we have used Rheo-NMR to investigate the flow and alignment properties of worm-like micelles formed by a 5% w/w solution of the BASF difunctional block copolymer non-ionic surfactant, Pluronic P105 in water along with 4.3% w/v 1-phenylethanol-d5. A variety of shear-banding and alignment behaviours are observed, along with both stable and fluctuating flows.

  18. Advanced NMR Methodologies in Cultural Heritage

    DI TULLIO, VALERIA

    2013-01-01

    NMR methodologies were applied and optimized to characterize and monitor Cultural Heritage. The various cases reported, clearly evidence how NMR is not confined to a few specific applications, but its use can be successfully extended to a wide number of different issues regarding Cultural Heritage. In fact NMR is a very powerful tool in the chemical characterization of materials allowing to shed light in the techniques used by artists, and in the knowledge of materials constituting the artif...

  19. A microscale protein NMR sample screening pipeline

    Rossi, Paolo; Swapna, G. V. T.; Huang, Yuanpeng J.; Aramini, James M.; Anklin, Clemens; Conover, Kenith; Hamilton, Keith; Xiao, Rong; Acton, Thomas B.; Ertekin, Asli; John K. Everett; Montelione, Gaetano T.

    2009-01-01

    As part of efforts to develop improved methods for NMR protein sample preparation and structure determination, the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium (NESG) has implemented an NMR screening pipeline for protein target selection, construct optimization, and buffer optimization, incorporating efficient microscale NMR screening of proteins using a micro-cryoprobe. The process is feasible because the newest generation probe requires only small amounts of protein, typically 30–200 μg in 8–35...

  20. NMR spectroscopy and imaging of hyperpolarized gases

    Znker, Paul-Philipp

    2007-01-01

    Since the discovery of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) phenomenon, countless NMR techniques have been developed that are today indispensable tools in physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. As one of the main obstacles in NMR is its notorious lack of sensitivity, different hyperpolarization (HP) methods have been established to increase signals up to several orders of magnitude. In this work, different aspects of magnetic resonance, using HP noble gases, are studied, hereby combining ...

  1. A new inversion method for (T2, D) 2D NMR logging and fluid typing

    Tan, Maojin; Zou, Youlong; Zhou, Cancan

    2013-02-01

    One-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (1D NMR) logging technology has some significant limitations in fluid typing. However, not only can two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (2D NMR) provide some accurate porosity parameters, but it can also identify fluids more accurately than 1D NMR. In this paper, based on the relaxation mechanism of (T2, D) 2D NMR in a gradient magnetic field, a hybrid inversion method that combines least-squares-based QR decomposition (LSQR) and truncated singular value decomposition (TSVD) is examined in the 2D NMR inversion of various fluid models. The forward modeling and inversion tests are performed in detail with different acquisition parameters, such as magnetic field gradients (G) and echo spacing (TE) groups. The simulated results are discussed and described in detail, the influence of the above-mentioned observation parameters on the inversion accuracy is investigated and analyzed, and the observation parameters in multi-TE activation are optimized. Furthermore, the hybrid inversion can be applied to quantitatively determine the fluid saturation. To study the effects of noise level on the hybrid method and inversion results, the numerical simulation experiments are performed using different signal-to-noise-ratios (SNRs), and the effect of different SNRs on fluid typing using three fluid models are discussed and analyzed in detail.

  2. Spin-Exchange Pumped NMR Gyros

    Walker, Thad G

    2016-01-01

    We present the basic theory governing spin-exchange pumped NMR gyros. We review the basic physics of spin-exchange collisions and relaxation as they pertain to precision NMR. We present a simple model of operation as an NMR oscillator and use it to analyze the dynamic response and noise properties of the oscillator. We discuss the primary systematic errors (differential alkali fields, quadrupole shifts, and offset drifts) that limit the bias stability, and discuss methods to minimize them. We give with a brief overview of a practical implementation and performance of an NMR gyro built by Northrop-Grumman Corporation, and conclude with some comments about future prospects.

  3. NMR studies of isotopically labeled RNA

    Pardi, A. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)

    1994-12-01

    In summary, the ability to generate NMR quantities of {sup 15}N and {sup 13}C-labeled RNAs has led to the development of heteronuclear multi-dimensional NMR techniques for simplifying the resonance assignment and structure determination of RNAs. These methods for synthesizing isotopically labeled RNAs are only several years old, and thus there are still relatively few applications of heteronuclear multi-dimensional NMR techniques to RNA. However, given the critical role that RNAs play in cellular function, one can expect to see an increasing number of NMR structural studies of biologically active RNAs.

  4. Deuteron NMR resolved mesogen vs. crosslinker molecular order and reorientational exchange in liquid single crystal elastomers.

    Milavec, J; Domenici, V; Zupan?i?, B; Reeti?, A; Bubnov, A; Zalar, B

    2016-01-27

    Differences in the temperature behaviour of orientational ordering of structurally equivalent side-chain liquid single crystal elastomers (LSCEs) with (2)H-labelled crosslinker and mesogen have been studied by deuteron quadrupole-perturbed NMR. The impact of nematic director reorientations on the deuteron NMR spectral shapes was analyzed in terms of a discrete reorientational exchange model. This provided for the determination of the degree of nematic director alignment and for the quantification of the influence of the reorientational exchange on the (2)H NMR spectra in terms of two parameters, the nematic director orientational dispersion parameter ?? and the motional effectiveness parameter ?. A comparative analysis of model simulations and experimental spectra reveals that mesogenic molecules in LSCEs exhibit faster reorientational dynamics as compared to crosslinker molecules and that mesogens and crosslinkers exhibit a similar and rather substantial static director orientational disorder. PMID:26778188

  5. Transverse NMR relaxation as a probe of mesoscopic structure

    Kiselev, V G; Kiselev, Valerij G.; Novikov, Dmitry S.

    2002-01-01

    We show that transverse NMR signal relaxation averaged over a macroscopic volume is extremely sensitive to structure of mesoscopic paramagnetic inhomogeneities. Such a sensitivity is proposed as a novel kind of contrast in the NMR measurements. We model the medium by a suspension of arbitrary shaped mesoscopic paramagnetic objects, and find transverse relaxation without adjustable parameters in the case when the dephasing effect of an individual object is small. Results indicate a strong relaxation rate dependence on the shape of the objects. As a major application we consider transverse spin relaxation in the whole blood, for which our theory agrees well with experiments and Monte-Carlo simulations. Applications to a wide range of problems in complex systems (porous media, biological systems, diffusion limited reaction rates) are discussed.

  6. 13C NMR studies of the molecular flexibility of antidepressants

    The solution dynamics of a series of clinically potent antidepressants have been investigated by measuring 13C NMR relaxation parameters. Correlation times and internal motional rates were calculated from spin-lattice relaxation times and nuclear Overhauser effects for the protonated carbons in mianserin, imipramine-like antidepressants, and amitriptyline-like antidepressants. These data were interpreted in terms of overall molecular tumbling, internal rotations, and inherent flexibility of these structures. Of particular interest was the conformational variability of the tricyclic nucleus of the tricyclic antidepressants, where the data indicated a fivefold difference in mobility of the dimethylene bridge of imipramine-like antidepressants relative to amitriptyline-like compounds. The implications of such a difference in internal motions is discussed in relation to previous NMR studies and to the reported differences in pharmacological activity of these antidepressants

  7. Short recovery time NMR probe

    Ramia, M.E.; Martin, C.A.; Jeandrevin, S., E-mail: ramia@famaf.unc.edu.ar [Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, (Argentina). Facultad de Matematica, Astronomia y Fisica

    2011-07-01

    A NMR probe for low frequency and short recovery time is presented in this work. The probe contains the tuning circuit, diode expanders and quarter wavelength networks to protect the receiver from both the amplifier noise and the coil ringing following the transmitter power pulse. It also possesses a coil damper which is activated by of non active components. The probe performance shows a recovery time of about of 15?s a sensitive Q factor reduction and an increase of the signal to noise ratio of about 68% during the reception at a work frequency of 2 MHz. (author)

  8. Tantalum-181 solution NMR spectroscopy

    Rehder, Dieter; Basler, Wolf

    The 181Ta NMR spectra of solutions of [Et 4N][TaL 6] (L = Cl -, CO) and K 2[TaF 7] have been obtained. The shift range encompasses 3450 ppm, limited by [TaCl 6] - at the low-field and [Ta(CO) 6] - at the high-field side. The shielding sensitivity of the 181Ta nucleus is about 1.6 times that of 93Nb and 0.6 times that of 183W. Half widths are 4.3 (L = Cl -), 6.7 (L = CO) and 29 kHz ([TaF 7] -).

  9. NMR characterization of pituitary tumors

    Twelve patients (5 male, 7 female, mean age 37.9 +- 20) with pituitary tumors were extensively evaluated with NMR imaging using a 1.5K gauss resistive magnet. Saturation recovery (SR), inversion recovery (IR) and spin echo (SE) pulse sequences were used for qualitative characterization of the lesions. T/sub 1/ calculations were also performed for brain and pituitary. Tumor histology and endocrine status were correlated with NMR data. All tumors were large with suprasellar extension (6 with prolactin secretion, 6 without). Pituitary T/sub 1/'s ranged from .2 to .64, the mean T/sub 1/ being longer than that of brain (Brain = .4 +- .04; Pit = .48 +- .14). 3 patients with histological evidence of homogeneous adenomas had long T/sub 1/'s (0.58 +- .05). 3 patients with evidence of recent or old hemorhage into the pituitary had much shorter T/sub 1/'s (0.29 +- .12). There was no relationship between prolactin secretion and T/sub 1/. Qualitative T/sub 1/ and T/sub 2/ information can be obtained by using a combination of SR, IR, and SE images. Using this method in the patients, homogeneous adenomas had similar T/sub 1/'s and longer T/sub 2/'s compared to the brain, while patients with bleeds had shorter T/sub 1/'s and T/sub 2/'s. Image T/sub 1/ characteristics correlated well with the calculated T/sub 1/ values. The range of T/sub 1/ (and potentially T/sub 2/) values which occur in apparently similar lesions are most likely due to anatomical and pathophysiological variations in these lesions. It may be ultimately possible to separate different types of pathological processes based on NMR image T/sub 1/ and T/sub 2/ characteristics after careful comparative studies of NMR and histological data are completed. The combination of calculated T/sub 1/ and T/sub 2/ with image T/sub 1/ and T/sub 2/ information may also be useful in further characterization of lesions

  10. Multi-dimensional surface NMR imaging and characterization of selected aquifers in the Western US.

    Walsh, D. O.

    2006-12-01

    This work outlines the development of a multi-channel surface NMR instrument and its application to 2-D and 3-D imaging and characterization of various aquifers in the western US. The multi-channel surface NMR instrumentation and the mathematical foundations for multi-dimensional surface NMR are described. Experimental results, including 2-D and 3-D estimates of porosity and T2* (a measured NMR signal parameter empirically related to permeability), are presented from field tests conducted over a variety of aquifer types: an alluvial aquifer system in western Nebraska, an alluvial and fractured bedrock environment in central Iowa, a Karst environment in southeast Minnesota, and a basaltic aquifer system near the Columbia River in south- central Washington.

  11. NMR paramagnetic relaxation enhancement: test of the controlling influence of zfs rhombicity for S = 1.

    Miller, J C; Lohr, L L; Sharp, R R

    2001-02-01

    Prior theoretical work has predicted that the NMR paramagnetic relaxation enhancement (NMR-PRE) produced by electron spin S = 1 ions is highly sensitive to orthorhombic terms in the static zero field splitting (zfs) tensor. Zfs orthorhombicity (which implies chemical inequivalence of the three principal directions of the zfs-principal axis system and is described by the zfs E-parameter) is predicted to suppress the NMR-PRE profoundly relative to the reference cylindrical zfs-limit situation. This expectation was tested experimentally by a comparison of the zfs-limit NMR-PRE produced by [Ni(II)(en)(3)](2+) (en = ethylenediamine), a trigonal complex which lacks zfs-rhombicity, with the zfs-limit NMR-PRE produced by two orthorhombic complexes, [Ni(II)(en)(2)(H(2)O)(2)](2+) and [Ni(II)(en)(H(2)O)(4)](2+). As predicted, the zfs-limit NMR-PRE produced by the orthorhombic complexes in the proton resonance of a dioxane probe species in the solvent was strongly suppressed (by factors of approximately 5 and 7, respectively) relative to the comparable measurement on the trigonal complex. The suppression of the NMR-PRE due to the orthorhombic zfs terms is counteracted by an applied Zeeman field, leading to a predicted rise in the NMR-PRE with increasing Zeeman field strength; this rise occurs when the Zeeman energy is comparable to the orthorhombic zfs splitting, 2E. This second prediction of theory was likewise confirmed: the expected rhombicity-induced magnetic field dependence in the NMR-PRE was observed for the orthorhombic complexes but not for the trigonal complex. PMID:11237632

  12. Field Experiment Provides Ground Truth for Surface NMR Measurement

    Knight, R. J.; Abraham, J. D.; Cannia, J. C.; Dlubac, K. I.; Grau, B.; Grunewald, E. D.; Irons, T.; Song, Y.; Walsh, D.

    2010-12-01

    Effective and sustainable long-term management of fresh water resources requires accurate information about the availability of water in groundwater aquifers. Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) can provide a direct link to the presence of water in the pore space of geological materials through the detection of the nuclear magnetization of the hydrogen nuclei (protons) in the pore water. Of interest for groundwater applications is the measurement of the proton-NMR relaxation time constant, referred to as T2. This parameter is sensitive to the geometry of the water-filled pore space and can be related to the hydraulic conductivity. NMR logging instruments, which have been available since the 1980’s, provide direct measurements of T2 in boreholes. Surface NMR (SNMR) is a non-invasive geophysical method that uses a loop of wire on the surface to probe the NMR properties of groundwater aquifers to a depth of ~100 m, without the need for the drilling of boreholes. SNMR provides reliable measurements of a different NMR time constant referred to as T2*, that is related to, but not necessarily equivalent to, T2. The relationship between T2* and T2 is likely to depend upon the physical environment and the composition of the sampled material. In order to advance the use of SNMR as a non-invasive means of characterizing groundwater aquifers, we must answer the fundamental question: When probing a groundwater aquifer, what information is provided by T2*, the time constant measured with SNMR? Our approach was to conduct a field experiment in Nebraska, in an area underlain by the Quaternary Alluvium and Tertiary Ogallala aquifers. We first used SNMR to obtain a 1D profile of T2* to a depth of ~60 m. We then drilled a well inside the area of the SNMR loop, to a depth of ~150 m, and used the drill cuttings to describe the composition of the geologic material at the site. The borehole was kept open for 2 days to acquire logging NMR T2 measurements over the total depth. Three months later, borehole NMR T2 measurements were repeated with a second instrument; and logging measurements were made of the ambient magnetic field. Comparison of the three measurements of NMR relaxation show that T2* at this site is affected by inhomogeneity in the background magnetic field; this effect is most pronounced in sand and gravel units where dephasing, rather than surface relaxation, dominates the NMR response. When the borehole T2 measurements are transformed to T2*, by incorporating a term to account for this effect, we find good agreement between the two forms of measurement over the investigated depth range. The ability to ground truth the SNMR measurement has advanced our understanding of the time constant measured by SNMR, T2*, and its relationship to pore-scale properties. This is a critical step in developing SNMR as a reliable geophysical method for evaluation of groundwater resources.

  13. Parameter Estimation

    Sales-Cruz, Mauricio; Heitzig, Martina; Cameron, Ian; Gani, Rafiqul

    In this chapter the importance of parameter estimation in model development is illustrated through various applications related to reaction systems. In particular, rate constants in a reaction system are obtained through parameter estimation methods. These approaches often require the application...... of optimisation techniques coupled with dynamic solution of the underlying model. Linear and nonlinear approaches to parameter estimation are investigated. There is also the application of maximum likelihood principles in the estimation of parameters, as well as the use of orthogonal collocation to...... generate a set of algebraic equations as the basis for parameter estimation.These approaches are illustrated using estimations of kinetic constants from reaction system models....

  14. 2D NMR studies of biomolecules

    The work described in this thesis comprises two related subjects. The first part describes methods to derive high-resolution structures of proteins in solution using two-dimensional (2-D) NMR. The second part describes 2-D NMR studies on the interaction between proteins and DNA. (author). 261 refs.; 52 figs.; 23 tabs

  15. Early history of NMR at Los Alamos

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has developed into an important research tool in chemistry. More recently, NMR imaging and in vivo spectroscopy promise to produce a revolution in medicine and biochemistry. Early experiments at Los Alamos led to DOE programs involving stable isotopes of importance to biology and to medicine. These events are briefly recounted. 2 refs

  16. NMR Spectroscopy and Its Value: A Primer

    Veeraraghavan, Sudha

    2008-01-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is widely used by chemists. Furthermore, the use of NMR spectroscopy to solve structures of macromolecules or to examine protein-ligand interactions is popular. Yet, few students entering graduate education in biological sciences have been introduced to this method or its utility. Over the last six

  17. Using Cloud Storage for NMR Data Distribution

    Soulsby, David

    2012-01-01

    An approach using Google Groups as method for distributing student-acquired NMR data has been implemented. We describe how to configure NMR spectrometer software so that data is uploaded to a laboratory section specific Google Group, thereby removing bottlenecks associated with printing and processing at the spectrometer workstation. Outside of

  18. NMR tracing magnetometer with autosurvey device

    NMR tracing magnetometer, a part of EPR spectrometer, in which reference voltage of electromagnet supply source serves as a signal of rough tuning, has been described. NMR signal search takes 8-10 times less than the search over the whole range

  19. Large NMR signals and polarization asymmetries

    A large modulation in the series Q-meter can lead to nonlinear NMR signals and asymmetric polarization values. With a careful circuit analysis the nonlinearity can be estimated and corrections to polarization can be determined as a function of the strength of the modulation. We describe the recent LAMPF polarized proton target experiment, its NMR measurement and corrections to the measured polarizations

  20. A Guided Inquiry Approach to NMR Spectroscopy

    Parmentier, Laura E.; Lisensky, George C.; Spencer, Brock

    1998-04-01

    We present a novel way to introduce NMR spectroscopy into the general chemistry curriculum as part of a week-long aspirin project in our one-semester introductory course. Aspirin is synthesized by reacting salicylic acid and acetic anhydride. Purity is determined by titration and IR and NMR spectroscopy. Students compare IR and NMR spectra of their aspirin product to a series of reference spectra obtained by the class. Students are able to interpret the IR spectra of their aspirin using IR data from previous experiments. NMR is introduced by having students collect 1H NMR spectra of a series of reference compounds chosen to include some of the structural features of aspirin and compare spectra and structures of the reference compounds to develop a correlation chart for chemical shifts. This process is done in small groups using shared class data and is guided by a series of questions designed to relate the different kinds of hydrogen atoms to number and position of peaks in the NMR spectrum. Students then identify the peaks in the NMR spectrum of their aspirin product and relate percent purity by titration with spectral results and percent yield. This is an enjoyable project that combines the synthesis of a familiar material with a guided inquiry-based introduction to NMR spectroscopy.

  1. NMR is getting ever more efficient

    NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) tomography is losing its reputation as a rather exotic examination method. For years, this method has been restricted to specific areas of indication; however, its range of application is broadening today. NMR imaging of i.e. the heart function, vascular system or bones provide valuable help in diagnosis by now - especially if conventional methods fall short. (orig.)

  2. Characterization of natural bentonite by NMR

    Solid state NMR as well as several other instrumental chemical analysis techniques were used in order to characterize two natural occurring bentonite. The methodology is described. The NMR spectra, together with the other used techniques suggest that the observed differences are due to iron inclusions in tetrahedral and octahedral sites

  3. NMR Spectroscopy and Its Value: A Primer

    Veeraraghavan, Sudha

    2008-01-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is widely used by chemists. Furthermore, the use of NMR spectroscopy to solve structures of macromolecules or to examine protein-ligand interactions is popular. Yet, few students entering graduate education in biological sciences have been introduced to this method or its utility. Over the last six…

  4. Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy of biological systems

    Beckmann, Nicolau

    1995-01-01

    This book is intended to provide an in-depth understanding of 13C NMR as a tool in biological research. 13C NMR has provided unique information concerning complex biological systems, from proteins and nucleic acids to animals and humans. The subjects addressed include multidimensional heteronuclear techniques for structural studies of molecules in the liquid and solid states, the investigation of interactions in model membranes, the elucidation of metabolic pathwaysin vitro and in vivo on animals, and noninvasive metabolic studies performed on humans. The book is a unique mix of NMR methods and biological applications which makes it a convenient reference for those interested in research in this interdisciplinary area of physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine.Key Features* An interdisciplinary text with emphasis on both 13C NMR methodology and the relevant biological and biomedical issues* State-of-the-art 13C NMR techniques are described; Whenever possible, their advantages over other approaches are empha...

  5. NMR and MRI apparatus and method

    Clarke, John; Kelso, Nathan; Lee, SeungKyun; Moessle, Michael; Myers, Whittier; McDermott, Robert; ten Haken, Bernard; Pines, Alexander; Trabesinger, Andreas

    2007-03-06

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals are detected in microtesla fields. Prepolarization in millitesla fields is followed by detection with an untuned dc superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer. Because the sensitivity of the SQUID is frequency independent, both signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spectral resolution are enhanced by detecting the NMR signal in extremely low magnetic fields, where the NMR lines become very narrow even for grossly inhomogeneous measurement fields. Additional signal to noise benefits are obtained by use of a low noise polarization coil, comprising litz wire or superconducting materials. MRI in ultralow magnetic field is based on the NMR at ultralow fields. Gradient magnetic fields are applied, and images are constructed from the detected NMR signals.

  6. Applications of NMR spectroscopy to systems biochemistry.

    Fan, Teresa W-M; Lane, Andrew N

    2016-02-01

    The past decades of advancements in NMR have made it a very powerful tool for metabolic research. Despite its limitations in sensitivity relative to mass spectrometric techniques, NMR has a number of unparalleled advantages for metabolic studies, most notably the rigor and versatility in structure elucidation, isotope-filtered selection of molecules, and analysis of positional isotopomer distributions in complex mixtures afforded by multinuclear and multidimensional experiments. In addition, NMR has the capacity for spatially selective in vivo imaging and dynamical analysis of metabolism in tissues of living organisms. In conjunction with the use of stable isotope tracers, NMR is a method of choice for exploring the dynamics and compartmentation of metabolic pathways and networks, for which our current understanding is grossly insufficient. In this review, we describe how various direct and isotope-edited 1D and 2D NMR methods can be employed to profile metabolites and their isotopomer distributions by stable isotope-resolved metabolomic (SIRM) analysis. We also highlight the importance of sample preparation methods including rapid cryoquenching, efficient extraction, and chemoselective derivatization to facilitate robust and reproducible NMR-based metabolomic analysis. We further illustrate how NMR has been applied in vitro, ex vivo, or in vivo in various stable isotope tracer-based metabolic studies, to gain systematic and novel metabolic insights in different biological systems, including human subjects. The pathway and network knowledge generated from NMR- and MS-based tracing of isotopically enriched substrates will be invaluable for directing functional analysis of other 'omics data to achieve understanding of regulation of biochemical systems, as demonstrated in a case study. Future developments in NMR technologies and reagents to enhance both detection sensitivity and resolution should further empower NMR in systems biochemical research. PMID:26952191

  7. A unified view of coherent and incoherent dihydrogen exchange in transition metal hydrides by nuclear resonance and inelastic neutron scattering

    Limbach, H.H.; Ulrich, S.; Buntkowsky, G. [Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Organische Chemie; Sabo-Etienne, S.; Chaudret, B. [Toulouse-3 Univ., 31 (France). Lab. de Chimie de Coordination du C.N.R.S.; Kubas, G.J.; Eckert, J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1995-08-12

    In this paper a unified view of coherent and incoherent dihydrogen exchange in transition metal hydrides by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and inelastic neutron scattering (INS) is presented. It is shown that both exchange processes coexist i.e. do not transform into each other although they may dominate the spectra in different temperature ranges. This superposition is the consequence of the incorporation of the tunnel frequency J of the coherent process into the nuclear two-spin hamiltonian of hydrogen pairs which allows to treat the problem using the well known density matrix theory of NMR line-shapes developed by Alexander and Binsch. It is shown that this theory can also be used to predict the line-shapes of the rotational tunneling transitions observed in the INS spectra of transition metal dihydrogen complexes and that both NMR and INS spectra depend on similar parameters.

  8. KAIS resistive NMR-CT and its clinical application

    This paper contains the results of clinical studies with 0.1 and 0.15 Tesla KAIS NMR tomograph which was developed by Korean Advanced Institute of Science. A variety of imaging modes such as saturation recover (SR), spin echo (SE), and inversion recovery (IR) as well as echo and repetition times were applied. Clinical imagings were performed on 22 patients with diseases of brain (15 cases), cervical spine (2 cases), chest (2 cases), pancreas (2 cases), and kidney (1 case). In SR imaging, we have obtained images strongly dependent on the hydrogen nuclei density. SE with long echo time and IR are effective for T2 and T1 dependent images, respectively. Results of clinical NMR imaging are presented and compared with X-CT and the other radiological examinations. Obtained results appear promising and with further examinations along with parameter adjustment, it is expected that the NMR imaging will not only substitute many conventional diagnostic methods such as X-ray CT but also be useful for the early detection of tumor and other lesions not obtainable with other modalities

  9. NMR studies of molecules in liquid crystals and graphite

    Rosen, M.E.

    1992-06-01

    NMR experiments to measure proton dipole couplings were performed on a series of n-alkanes (n-hexane through n-decane) dissolved in nematic liquid crystals. Computer modeling of the experimental NMR-spectra was done using several different models for intermolecular interactions in these systems. The model of Photinos et al. was found to be best in describing the intermolecular interactions in these systems and can provide a statistical picture of the conformation and orientation of the alkane molecules in their partially-oriented environment. Order parameters and conformational distributions for the alkanes can be calculated from the modeling. The alkanes are found to have conformational distributions very much like those found in liquid alkanes. Proton NMR spectra of tetrahydrofuran (THF) intercalated in two graphite intercalation compounds were also measured. Computer simulations of these spectra provide a picture of THF in the constrained environment between the graphene layers where the THF is oriented at a particular angle, can translate and rotate freely, but does not appear to pseudorotate.

  10. NMR of small solutes in liquid crystals and molecular sieves

    Ylihautala, Mika Petri

    The present thesis deals with the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of small solutes applied to the studies of liquid crystals and molecular sieves. In this method, changes induced by the investigated environment to the static spectral parameters (i.e. nuclear shielding, indirect and direct spin-spin coupling and quadrupole coupling) of the solute are measured. The nuclear shielding of dissolved noble gases is utilized for the studies of thermotropic liquid crystals. The relation between the symmetry properties of mesophases and the nuclear shielding is described. The different interaction mechanisms perturbing the observed noble gas nuclear shielding are discussed, particularly, the role of long-range attractive van der Waals interactions is brought out. The suitability of the noble gas NMR spectroscopy to the studies of Iyotropic liquid crystals is investigated in terms of nuclear shielding and quadrupole coupling interactions. In molecular sieve systems, the effect of inter- and intracrystalline motions of solutes on their NMR spectra is discussed. A novel method for the measurement of the intracrystalline motions is developed. The distinctions in the 13C shielding of methane adsorbed in AlPO4-11 and SAPO-11, two structurally similar molecular sieves differing in composition, are indicated.

  11. A frequency determination method for digitized NMR signals

    Yan, H; Khatiwada, R; Smith, E; Snow, W M; Fu, C B; Chu, P -H; Gao, H; Zheng, W

    2013-01-01

    We present a high precision frequency determination method for digitized NMR FID signals. The method employs high precision numerical integration rather than simple summation as in many other techniques. With no independent knowledge of the other parameters of a NMR FID signal (phase $\\phi$, amplitude $A$, and transverse relaxation time $T_{2}$) this method can determine the signal frequency $f_{0}$ with a precision of $1/(8\\pi^{2}f_{0}^{2}T_{2}^{2})$ if the observation time $T$ is long enough. The method is especially convenient when the detailed shape of the observed FT NMR spectrum is not well defined. When $T_{2}$ is $+\\infty$ and the signal becomes pure sinusoidal, the precision of the method is $3/(2\\pi^{2}f_{0}^{2}T^{2})$ which is one order more precise than a typical frequency counter. Analysis of this method shows that the integration reduces the noise by bandwidth narrowing as in a lock-in amplifier, and no extra signal filters are needed. For a pure sinusoidal signal we find from numerical simulati...

  12. Image reconstruction by NMR Fresnel diffractive imaging technique

    A new approach to MR angiography, the NMR diffractive imaging technique, has been investigated. The expression for NMR signals obtained in the NMR diffractive imaging technique is similar to the equation for Fresnel diffraction in light waves or sound waves. Therefore, it is possible to reconstruct an image focusing on any plane in the depth direction from data scanned two-dimensionally by changing an imaging parameter in the reconstruction step. To support this imaging technique, a coil system composed of six coils was designed. Experiments were performed using an ultra-low-field MRI scanner to acquire two-dimensional data in the proposed technique. Even though blurred images outside the focus are superimposed on the image in the focal plane, the three-dimensional distribution of the object can be recognized by moving the focal plane in the depth direction. To obtain supplemental information for the object, acquiring images from different angles is helpful for recognizing the spatial distribution of the object more precisely. Although the image obtained contains blurred images outside the focus the proposed imaging technique is expected to be useful in MR fast angiography. (author)

  13. NMR study of the alkaline isomerization of fefficytochrome c

    The pH-induced isomerization of horse heart cytochrome c has been studied by 1H NMR. We find that the transition occuring in D2O with a pKa measuresd as 9.5 0.1 is from the native species to a mixture of two basic forms which have very similar NMR spectra. The heme methyl peaks of these two forms have been assigned by 2D exchange NMR. The forward rate constant (native to alkaline cytochrome c) has a value of 4.0 0.6 s-1 at 27 deg C and is independent of pH; the reverse rate constant is pH-dependent. The activation parameters are ?H 12.8 0.8 kcal-mol1, ?S = -12.9 2.0 e.u. for the forward reaction and ?H = 6.0 0.3 kcal-mol-1, ?S = - 35.1 1.3 e.u. for the reverse reaction (Ph = 9.28). ?H and ?S for the isomerization are 6.7 0.6 kcal-mol-1 and 21.9 1.0 e.u., respectively. (author). 26 refs.; 5 figs

  14. 93Nb NMR chemical shift scale for niobia systems.

    Lapina, Olga B; Khabibulin, Dzhalil F; Romanenko, Konstantin V; Gan, Zhehong; Zuev, Mikhail G; Krasil'nikov, Vladimir N; Fedorov, Vladimir E

    2005-09-01

    93Nb solid-state NMR spectra of a series of inorganic niobates with Nb in different oxygen coordination environments were measured. For all studied compounds the chemical shielding and quadrupole tensor parameters were determined using conventional and ultrahigh field NMR facilities, ultrahigh speed MAS, DQ STMAS, solid-echo and computer modeling. It has been demonstrated that the 93Nb isotropic chemical shift is sensitive to the coordination number of Nb sites. For the first time the 93Nb NMR chemical shift scale for NbOx polyhedra in solid materials has been proposed: for four-coordinated Nb sites, the isotropic shifts occur from -650 to -950 ppm; five-coordinated Nb sites have the isotropic shifts in the range of -900 to -980 ppm; for six-coordinated Nb sites the isotropic shifts vary from -900 to -1360 ppm; the shifts from -1200 to -1600 ppm are typical for seven-coordinated Nb sites; for eight-coordinated Nb sites the shifts are higher than -1400 ppm. The possible correlation between the value of the isotropic chemical shift and the ionic character of the NbOx-MOy polyhedra association has been suggested. The magnitude of the 93Nb quadrupole coupling constant depends on the local symmetry of Nb sites and may vary from hundreds of kHz to hundreds of MHz. PMID:16216475

  15. 1H NMR spectroscopic identification of a glue sniffing biomarker.

    Kwon, Bobae; Kim, Siwon; Kim, Sosun; Lee, Dong-Kye; Park, Yu-Jin; Kim, Myung-Duck; Lee, Jae-Shin; Kim, Suhkmann

    2011-06-15

    Organic solvent abuse typically involves sniffing organic solvents to experience the mind-altering conditions they induce. In Republic of Korea, organic solvent abuse is a serious social problem, especially among teenagers. Several studies have addressed the effects of organic solvent abuse on mind and body, but there are no simple methods by which such abuse can be positively identified. In this report, we describe a method for analyzing toluene metabolites (toluene is the main ingredient of glue) in glue-sniffers' urine using (1)H NMR spectroscopy. Toluene is a commonly used solvent in the rubber, paint, plastics, leather, printing, and chemical industries. Inhaled toluene is metabolized to hippuric acid in the liver and excreted in the urine. Hippuric acid is known as a good biomarker for biological monitoring of toluene exposure. We have scanned hippuric acid and other toluene metabolites by NMR spectroscopy and performed statistical multivariate analysis of the data. Based on this analysis, we sought to determine parameters by which glue-sniffing (toluene inhalation) behavior may be verified. We also demonstrate the use of a pattern recognition method for accurate and efficient analysis of NMR data. In comparison to conventional methods, such as mass spectroscopy coupled with liquid chromatography or gas chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has several advantages, including simple sample preparation, non-destructive sampling, accuracy, short acquisition time, and reproducibility in the determination of urinary hippuric acid. PMID:21316881

  16. Autodyne detector for acoustic NMR

    A high-sensitivity circuit for investigating direct acoustic nuclear magnetic resonance is described. The circuit contains an autodyne, an acoustic resonator, a calibrator, and a rectifier. To increase the generation stability, the circuit uses parametric negative feedback from the rectifier output to the autodyne amplifier. The autodyne uses a differential amplifier assembled on field transistors and acting as an amplifier and summator simultaneously. Besides, both halves of the amplifier have a capacitive current coupling, which reduces the noise level and increases the stability of circuit operation. The circuit described was used to determine the coefficient of resonance absorption of ultrasound by the nuclear-spin system of 75As. During the measurements the power introduced into the specimen was equal to 1 ?w. The circuit can readily be adapted for investigating the ordinary NMR

  17. Chiral discrimination in NMR spectroscopy.

    Buckingham, A David

    2015-11-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance is the most important form of molecular spectroscopy in chemistry and biochemistry but it is normally blind to chirality. It was predicted in 2004 that precessing nuclear spins in chiral molecules in a liquid in a strong magnetic field induce a rotating electric polarization that is of opposite sign for enantiomers. This polarization arises from the distortion of the electronic structure by the nuclear magnetic moment in the presence of the strong magnetic field and is equivalent to the linear effect of an electric field on the nuclear shielding tensor. The polarization is strongly enhanced in dipolar molecules through the partial orientation of the permanent dipole through the antisymmetric part of the nuclear magnetic shielding tensor. Alternatively, an applied electric field will induce a chirally sensitive magnetization perpendicular to the field and to the nuclear spin. Progress towards the experimental realization of chiral discrimination by NMR is assessed. PMID:26537400

  18. High temperature approximation in NMR

    Recently, Warren S Warren has challenged one of the basic assumptions on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) at ambient temperatures, known as High Temperature Approximation (HTA), presenting convincing evidence for the need to include the second, and the higher order terms in the density matrix expansion (ρ). In this paper, new experiments designed to test for the existence or otherwise of higher order terms in the expansion of ρ are presented and discussed. Using the UNSW 600 MHz spectrometer we found, to our astonishment, strong multiple quantum signals in excess of Δm ±2, in accord with Warren. However, by partially de-tuning the tank circuit, all of the Δm > ±2 peaks could be made to disappear. This points to 'radiation damping' as the source of the high-order peaks, but at this stage other mechanisms cannot be ruled out

  19. NMR-based milk metabolomics

    Sundekilde, Ulrik; Larsen, Lotte Bach; Bertram, Hanne Christine S.

    2013-01-01

    Milk is a key component in infant nutrition worldwide and, in the Western parts of the world, also in adult nutrition. Milk of bovine origin is both consumed fresh and processed into a variety of dairy products including cheese, fermented milk products, and infant formula. The nutritional quality...... and processing capabilities of bovine milk is closely associated to milk composition. Metabolomics is ideal in the study of the low-molecular-weight compounds in milk, and this review focuses on the recent nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomics trends in milk research, including...... applications linking the milk metabolite profiling with nutritional aspects, and applications which aim to link the milk metabolite profile to various technological qualities of milk. The metabolite profiling studies encompass the identification of novel metabolites, which potentially can be used as biomarkers...

  20. EPR spectroscopy of a family of Cr(III) 7M(II) (M = Cd, Zn, Mn, Ni) "wheels": studies of isostructural compounds with different spin ground states

    Piligkos, Stergios; Weihe, Høgni; Bill, Eckhard; Neese, Frank; El Mkami, Hassane; Smith, Graham M; Collison, David; Rajaraman, Gopalan; Timco, Grigore A; Winpenny, Richard E P; McInnes, Eric J L

    2009-01-01

    Spinning wheels: The presented highly resolved multifrequency continuous wave EPR spectra (e.g., see figure) of the heterooctametalic "wheels" Cr(7)M provide rare examples of high nuclearity polymetallic systems where detailed information on the spin-Hamiltonian parameters of the ground and excit...... to 10(5) by use of the Davidson algorithm. We show that transferability of spin-Hamiltonian parameters across complexes of the Cr(7)M family is possible and that the spin-Hamiltonian parameters of Cr(7)M do not have sharply defined values, but are rather distributed around a mean value....

  1. Parameter libraries

    Full text: Recommendations for future parameter libraries: 1. The existing parameter library should be updated, extended and corrected regularly based on the latest measurements, evaluations and theoretical studies by international collaborations (through CRPs or other activities). What parts of the parameter library to be updated and corrected should be taken into account in setting up the activity. 2. New parameters should be added according to the new mechanisms or approaches introduced in the nuclear reaction model code and the updated results from nuclear theory studies. 3. Information on the range of parameters, especially for nuclear reaction model parameters used for covariance evaluations and sensitivity studies of nuclear data should be recommended. The information which can be used for this purpose should be considered based on the nuclear reaction models such like OM, DWBA, H-F and exciton model, etc. which are popular in the nuclear reaction model codes. 4. The model parameters (global and local) and related information for the unstable nuclei model calculations should be recommended and the uncertainties from the parameters for the model calculations of unstable nuclei should be studied and analyzed. 5. If some parameter systematics could be provided, it would help the nuclear data evaluators and nuclear data users to perform the model calculations. 6. CRPs and collaborations should be considered to address the above items. (author)

  2. sup 1 sup 1 B nutation NMR study of powdered borosilicates

    Woo, A J; Han, D Y

    1998-01-01

    In this work, we applied the 1D sup 1 sup 1 B nutation NMR method for the analysis of the local structural environments in powdered borosilicates (SiO sub 2 -B sub 2 O sub 3). Spin dynamics during a rf irradiation for spin I=3/2 was analytically calculated with a density matrix formalism. Spectral simulation programs were written in MATLAB on a PC. Two borosilicates prepared by the sol-gel process at different stabilization temperature were used for the 1D sup 1 sup 1 B nutation NMR experiment. The sup 1 sup 1 B NMR parameters, quadrupole coupling constants (e sup 2 qQ/h) and asymmetry parameters (eta), for each borosilicate were extracted from the nonlinear least-squares fitting. The effects of heat treatments on the local structures of boron sites in borosilicates were discussed.

  3. Theoretical and experimental NMR studies on muscimol from fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria).

    Kupka, Teobald; Wieczorek, Piotr P

    2016-01-15

    In this article we report results of combined theoretical and experimental NMR studies on muscimol, the bioactive alkaloid from fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria). The assignment of (1)H and (13)C NMR spectra of muscimol in DMSO-d6 was supported by additional two-dimensional heteronuclear correlated spectra (2D NMR) and gauge independent atomic orbital (GIAO) NMR calculations using density functional theory (DFT). The effect of solvent in theoretical calculations was included via polarized continuum model (PCM) and the hybrid three-parameter B3LYP density functional in combination with 6-311++G(3df,2pd) basis set enabled calculation of reliable structures of non-ionized (neutral) molecule and its NH and zwitterionic forms in the gas phase, chloroform, DMSO and water. GIAO NMR calculations, using equilibrium and rovibrationally averaged geometry, at B3LYP/6-31G* and B3LYP/aug-cc-pVTZ-J levels of theory provided muscimol nuclear magnetic shieldings. The theoretical proton and carbon chemical shifts were critically compared with experimental NMR spectra measured in DMSO. Our results provide useful information on its structure in solution. We believe that such data could improve the understanding of basic features of muscimol at atomistic level and provide another tool in studies related to GABA analogs. PMID:26312739

  4. Theoretical and experimental NMR studies on muscimol from fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria)

    Kupka, Teobald; Wieczorek, Piotr P.

    2016-01-01

    In this article we report results of combined theoretical and experimental NMR studies on muscimol, the bioactive alkaloid from fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria). The assignment of 1H and 13C NMR spectra of muscimol in DMSO-d6 was supported by additional two-dimensional heteronuclear correlated spectra (2D NMR) and gauge independent atomic orbital (GIAO) NMR calculations using density functional theory (DFT). The effect of solvent in theoretical calculations was included via polarized continuum model (PCM) and the hybrid three-parameter B3LYP density functional in combination with 6-311++G(3df,2pd) basis set enabled calculation of reliable structures of non-ionized (neutral) molecule and its NH and zwitterionic forms in the gas phase, chloroform, DMSO and water. GIAO NMR calculations, using equilibrium and rovibrationally averaged geometry, at B3LYP/6-31G* and B3LYP/aug-cc-pVTZ-J levels of theory provided muscimol nuclear magnetic shieldings. The theoretical proton and carbon chemical shifts were critically compared with experimental NMR spectra measured in DMSO. Our results provide useful information on its structure in solution. We believe that such data could improve the understanding of basic features of muscimol at atomistic level and provide another tool in studies related to GABA analogs.

  5. Bituminous ore characterization by integrating low-field NMR with density and particle size distribution measurements

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging is often used to determine the content of oil sands ore. However, it is difficult for current NMR spectrometers to differentiate bitumen spectra and clay-bound water signals. This paper provided details of a novel method for determining the fluid and solids content of oil sands using low-field NMR. The method involved the integration of a density measurement to an NMR algorithm combined with laboratory oil sands evaluations. Thawed raw oil sands samples were weighed and injected with nitrogen to calculate the gas occupied volume. An independent solid content estimate was made by measuring both the weight and the bulk density of an ore sample. The sample was then placed into an NMR spectrometer and exposed to different CPMG parameters. Bitumen and water content were determined using the NMR algorithm. Particle size distribution analysis using Dean-Stark extraction showed that the method correlated with the fast relaxation components of water spectra in both oil sands and water-saturated sand extracted from the ore. A vacuum saturation step was then followed by a centrifugal desaturation of the sand to irreducible saturation. The method was then tested with samples of 4 Athabasca oil sands. It was concluded that use of the new method will accelerate core analysis times

  6. Development of portable low field NMR magnet : Design and construction

    Dang Phuc, Hung

    2015-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the development of a magnet system for NMR applications with high homogeneity while maintaining the static magnetic field B0 as high as possible (100 ppm, 0.12T). Due to the application goals, the magnet dimensions are predefined as well as those of the region of interest according to the size of the used permanent magnets. Such system is dedicated to biomedical and agroalimentary applications. The goal of this research has been firstly, the discussion of parameters of ...

  7. Non-uniform sampling of NMR relaxation data

    Linnet, Troels E; Teilum, Kaare

    2016-01-01

    The use of non-uniform sampling of NMR spectra may give significant reductions in the data acquisition time. For quantitative experiments such as the measurement of spin relaxation rates, non-uniform sampling is however not widely used as inaccuracies in peak intensities may lead to errors in the...... extracted dynamic parameters. By systematic reducing the coverage of the Nyquist grid of (15)N Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) relaxation dispersion datasets for four different proteins and performing a full data analysis of the resulting non-uniform sampled datasets, we have compared the performance of...

  8. NMR in solid ionic and nanoionics

    Full text: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a spectroscopic technique which employs magnetic nuclei to study, among others, the dynamics of condensed matter at the atomic level. Thus, NMR has been and still is a successful instrument in the research field of solid electrolytes also known as solid ionics. This paper presents the typical NMR experiments performed in solid ionics together with some examples from nanoionics. The experiments to be discussed comprise: (i) measurements of the diffusion coefficient employing the pulsed-field gradient and the static fringe-field method; (ii) the experimentally related NMR imaging; (iii) double resonance experiments like spin-echo double resonance (SEDOR) and two-dimensional Fourier transform NMR (2D-FT NMR); (iv) various types of nuclear relaxation, in particular spin-lattice relaxation. The NMR techniques yield information on topics like the following: type and number of mobile atoms and defects, diffusion pathways (e.g. dimensionality restrictions), atomic jump frequencies, activation energy and activation volume of these movements, diffusion coefficient with activation energy and prefactor, correlation effects in atomic movements, space correlation factor, cooperative phenomena, symmetry of atomic sites, behavior at phase transitions. These applications will be illustrated by giving examples from crystals, glasses, and polymers. (author)

  9. Solid-state NMR/NQR and first-principles study of two niobium halide cluster compounds

    Perić, Berislav; Gautier, Régis; Pickard, Chris,; Bosiočić, Marko; Grbić, Mihael,; Požek, Miroslav

    2014-01-01

    : Two hexanuclear niobium halide cluster compounds with a [Nb6X12](2+) (X=Cl, Br) diamagnetic cluster core, have been studied by a combination of experimental solid-state NMR/NQR techniques and PAW/GIPAW calculations. For niobium sites the NMR parameters were determined by using variable Bo field static broadband NMR measurements and additional NQR measurements. It was found that they possess large positive chemical shifts, contrary to majority of niobium compounds studied so far by solid-sta...

  10. Graphical programming for broadband pulse NMR spectroscopy

    In a broadband pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer we often need to sweep the excitation frequency over a wide range, and acquire the spin echo components in quadrature for further spectral analysis. Computer languages such as C or Pascal have been traditionally applied to the development of software control of laboratory equipment, and consequently, the automatization of NMR experiments. However, the use of graphical languages have proved to be a flexible and convenient way for experiment and data acquisition control. In our application we use the graphical language Labview for the automatic control of a broadband pulse NMR spectrometer, dedicated to the study of magnetic metal systems. (author)

  11. NMR imaging of the brain: initial impressions

    An NMR imaging system designed and built by Thorn-EMI Ltd was installed at Hammersmith Hospital in March 1981. In the first year of operation 180 patients and 40 volunteers have had cranial examinations and initial impressions bases on this experience are presented. Patients with a wide variety of neurological diseases have been studied to provide a basis for diagnostic interpretation, to define distinctive features, and to evaluate different types of scanning sequences. NMR imaging appears to be of considerable value in neurological diagnosis and has a number of advantages over CT. The detailed evaluation of NMR imaging will require much more work but the initial results are very promising

  12. Time domain NMR applied to food products

    Van Duynhoven, J.; Voda, A.; Witek, M.M.; Van As, H.

    2010-01-01

    Time-domain NMR is being used throughout all areas of food science and technology. A wide range of one- and two-dimensional relaxometric and diffusometric applications have been implemented on cost-effective, robust and easy-to-use benchtop NMR equipment. Time-domain NMR applications do not only cover research and development but also quality and process control in the food supply chain. Here the opportunity to further downsize and tailor equipment has allowed for “mobile” sensor applications...

  13. Scalar operators in solid-state NMR

    Sun, Boqin

    1991-11-01

    Selectivity and resolution of solid-state NMR spectra are determined by dispersion of local magnetic fields originating from relaxation effects and orientation-dependent resonant frequencies of spin nuclei. Theoretically, the orientation-dependent resonant frequencies can be represented by a set of irreducible tensors. Among these tensors, only zero rank tensors (scalar operators) are capable of providing high resolution NMR spectra. This thesis presents a series of new developments in high resolution solid-state NMR concerning the reconstruction of various scalar operators motion in solid C{sub 60} is analyzed.

  14. MAS NMR of HIV-1 protein assemblies

    Suiter, Christopher L.; Quinn, Caitlin M.; Lu, Manman; Hou, Guangjin; Zhang, Huilan; Polenova, Tatyana

    2015-04-01

    The negative global impact of the AIDS pandemic is well known. In this perspective article, the utility of magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy to answer pressing questions related to the structure and dynamics of HIV-1 protein assemblies is examined. In recent years, MAS NMR has undergone major technological developments enabling studies of large viral assemblies. We discuss some of these evolving methods and technologies and provide a perspective on the current state of MAS NMR as applied to the investigations into structure and dynamics of HIV-1 assemblies of CA capsid protein and of Gag maturation intermediates.

  15. Oriented solid-state NMR spectrosocpy

    Bertelsen, Kresten

    This thesis is concerned with driving forward oriented solid-state NMR spectroscopy as a viable technique for studying peptides in membrane bilayers. I will show that structural heterogeneity is an intrinsic part of the peptide/lipid system and that NMR can be used to characterize static and dyna...... dynamic structural features of the peptides and its local surroundings. In fact one need to take into account the dynamical features of the system in order to correctly predict the structure from oriented solid-state NMR spectra.      ...

  16. Graphical programming for pulse automated NMR experiments

    We describe a software program designed to control a broadband pulse Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer used in zero-field NMR studies of magnetic metals. The software is written in the graphical language LabVIEW. This type of programming allows modifications and the inclusion of new routines to be easily made by the non-specialist, without changing the basic structure of the program. The program corrects for differences in the gain of the two acquisition channels [U (phase) and V (quadrature)], and automatic baseline subtraction. We present examples of measurements of NMR spectra, spin-echo decay (T2), and quadrupolar oscillations, performed in magnetic intermetallic compounds. (author)

  17. Modern NMR techniques for chemistry research

    This book presents an introduction to modern NMR methods at a level suited to organic and inorganic chemists engaged in the solution of structural and mechanistic problems. The book assumes familiarity only with the simple use of proton and carbon spectra as sources of structural information and describes the advantages of pulse and Fourier transform spectroscopy which form the basis of all modern NMR experiments. Discussion of key experiments is illustrated by numerous examples of the solutions to real problems. The emphasis throughout is on the practical side of NMR

  18. Median Modified Wiener Filter for nonlinear adaptive spatial denoising of protein NMR multidimensional spectra

    Cannistraci, Carlo Vittorio

    2015-01-26

    Denoising multidimensional NMR-spectra is a fundamental step in NMR protein structure determination. The state-of-the-art method uses wavelet-denoising, which may suffer when applied to non-stationary signals affected by Gaussian-white-noise mixed with strong impulsive artifacts, like those in multi-dimensional NMR-spectra. Regrettably, Wavelet\\'s performance depends on a combinatorial search of wavelet shapes and parameters; and multi-dimensional extension of wavelet-denoising is highly non-trivial, which hampers its application to multidimensional NMR-spectra. Here, we endorse a diverse philosophy of denoising NMR-spectra: less is more! We consider spatial filters that have only one parameter to tune: the window-size. We propose, for the first time, the 3D extension of the median-modified-Wiener-filter (MMWF), an adaptive variant of the median-filter, and also its novel variation named MMWF*. We test the proposed filters and the Wiener-filter, an adaptive variant of the mean-filter, on a benchmark set that contains 16 two-dimensional and three-dimensional NMR-spectra extracted from eight proteins. Our results demonstrate that the adaptive spatial filters significantly outperform their non-adaptive versions. The performance of the new MMWF* on 2D/3D-spectra is even better than wavelet-denoising. Noticeably, MMWF* produces stable high performance almost invariant for diverse window-size settings: this signifies a consistent advantage in the implementation of automatic pipelines for protein NMR-spectra analysis.

  19. Solid-state NMR of polymers

    Mirau, P

    2001-07-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has emerged as one of the most important methods for the solid-state characterisation of polymers. The popularity of NMR is due to the fact that many molecular level features can be measured from the NMR spectra, including the polymer chain conformation, the morphology and the dynamics. The spectral features and relaxation times are affected by local interactions, so they provide information about the structure of polymers on a length scale (2-200 A) that is difficult to measure by other methods. In favourable cases, the NMR experiments provide a molecular-level explanation for the transitions observed by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and other methods, and the NMR properties can often be related to the bulk properties. Solid-state NMR has long been of interest in polymer science, and the first solid-state NMR studies of polymers were reported approximately a year after the discovery of nuclear resonance in bulk matter. It was reported in this initial study that the proton line width for natural rubber at room temperature is more like that of a mobile liquid than of a solid, but that the resonance broadens near the glass transition temperature (T{sub g}). This was recognised as being related to a change in chain dynamics above and below the T{sub g}. NMR methods developed rapidly after these initial observations, first for polymers in solution and, more recently, for polymers in the solid-state. Solid-state NMR studies of polymers were developed more slowly than their solution-state counterparts because solid-state NMR requires more specialised equipment. Solid-state NMR is now such an important tool that most modern spectrometers are capable of performing these studies. The interest in the NMR of solid polymers is due in part to the fact that most polymers are used in the solid state, and in many cases the NMR properties can be directly related to the macroscopic properties. Polymers have restricted mobility in solids, for example, and the chemical shifts can be directly related to the chain conformation. Solid-state NMR is also an efficient way to monitor the reactivity of polymers, since chemical changes often result in large spectral changes. The relaxation times in solids depend not only on the chain dynamics, but also on the morphology over a length scale of 20-200 A. NMR has been extensively used to measure the length scale of mixing in blends and multiphase polymers, and the domain sizes in semicrystalline polymers. Solid-state NMR methods have been greatly expanded with the introduction of multi-dimensional NMR. These studies have led to a molecular level understanding of the dynamics traditionally observed by dielectric and dynamic-mechanical spectroscopy, and a better understanding of the relationship between polymer morphology and macroscopic properties.

  20. Solid-state NMR of polymers

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has emerged as one of the most important methods for the solid-state characterisation of polymers. The popularity of NMR is due to the fact that many molecular level features can be measured from the NMR spectra, including the polymer chain conformation, the morphology and the dynamics. The spectral features and relaxation times are affected by local interactions, so they provide information about the structure of polymers on a length scale (2-200 A) that is difficult to measure by other methods. In favourable cases, the NMR experiments provide a molecular-level explanation for the transitions observed by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and other methods, and the NMR properties can often be related to the bulk properties. Solid-state NMR has long been of interest in polymer science, and the first solid-state NMR studies of polymers were reported approximately a year after the discovery of nuclear resonance in bulk matter. It was reported in this initial study that the proton line width for natural rubber at room temperature is more like that of a mobile liquid than of a solid, but that the resonance broadens near the glass transition temperature (Tg). This was recognised as being related to a change in chain dynamics above and below the Tg. NMR methods developed rapidly after these initial observations, first for polymers in solution and, more recently, for polymers in the solid-state. Solid-state NMR studies of polymers were developed more slowly than their solution-state counterparts because solid-state NMR requires more specialised equipment. Solid-state NMR is now such an important tool that most modern spectrometers are capable of performing these studies. The interest in the NMR of solid polymers is due in part to the fact that most polymers are used in the solid state, and in many cases the NMR properties can be directly related to the macroscopic properties. Polymers have restricted mobility in solids, for example, and the chemical shifts can be directly related to the chain conformation. Solid-state NMR is also an efficient way to monitor the reactivity of polymers, since chemical changes often result in large spectral changes. The relaxation times in solids depend not only on the chain dynamics, but also on the morphology over a length scale of 20-200 A. NMR has been extensively used to measure the length scale of mixing in blends and multiphase polymers, and the domain sizes in semicrystalline polymers. Solid-state NMR methods have been greatly expanded with the introduction of multi-dimensional NMR. These studies have led to a molecular level understanding of the dynamics traditionally observed by dielectric and dynamic-mechanical spectroscopy, and a better understanding of the relationship between polymer morphology and macroscopic properties

  1. Numerical simulation of ( T 2, T 1) 2D NMR and fluid responses

    Tan, Mao-Jin; Zou, You-Long; Zhang, Jin-Yan; Zhao, Xin

    2012-12-01

    One-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (1D NMR) logging technology is limited for fluid typing, while two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (2D NMR) logging can provide more parameters including longitudinal relaxation time ( T 1) and transverse relaxation time ( T 2) relative to fluid types in porous media. Based on the 2D NMR relaxation mechanism in a gradient magnetic field, echo train simulation and 2D NMR inversion are discussed in detail. For 2D NMR inversion, a hybrid inversion method is proposed based on the damping least squares method (LSQR) and an improved truncated singular value decomposition (TSVD) algorithm. A series of spin echoes are first simulated with multiple waiting times ( T W s) in a gradient magnetic field for given fluid models and these synthesized echo trains are inverted by the hybrid method. The inversion results are consistent with given models. Moreover, the numerical simulation of various fluid models such as the gas-water, light oil-water, and vicious oil-water models were carried out with different echo spacings ( T E s) and T W s by this hybrid method. Finally, the influences of different signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) on inversion results in various fluid models are studied. The numerical simulations show that the hybrid method and optimized observation parameters are applicable to fluid typing of gas-water and oil-water models.

  2. Assessment of structural changes of human teeth by low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

    Ni, Qingwen; Chen, Shuo

    2010-01-01

    A technique of low-field pulsed proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin relaxation is described for assessment of age-related structural changes (dentin and pulp) of human teeth in vitro. The technique involves spin-spin relaxation measurement and inversion spin-spin spectral analysis methods. The spin-spin relaxation decay curve is converted into a T2 distribution spectrum by a sum of single exponential decays. The NMR spectra from the extracted dentin-portion-only and dental pulp-cells-only were compared with the whole extracted teeth spectra, for the dentin and pulp peak assignments. While dentin and pulp are highly significant parameters in determining tooth quality, variations in these parameters with age can be used as an effective tool for estimating tooth quality. Here we propose an NMR calibration methodthe ratio of the amount of dentin to the amount of pulp obtained from NMR T2 distribution spectra can be used for measuring the age-related structural changes in teeth while eliminating any variations in size of teeth. Eight teeth (third molars) extracted from humans, aged among 17-67 years old, were tested in this study. It is found that the intensity ratio of dentin to pulp sensitively changes from 0.48 to 3.2 approaching a linear growth with age. This indicates that age-related structural changes in human teeth can be detected using the low-field NMR technique.

  3. Assessment of structural changes of human teeth by low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

    A technique of low-field pulsed proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin relaxation is described for assessment of age-related structural changes (dentin and pulp) of human teeth in vitro. The technique involves spin–spin relaxation measurement and inversion spin–spin spectral analysis methods. The spin–spin relaxation decay curve is converted into a T2 distribution spectrum by a sum of single exponential decays. The NMR spectra from the extracted dentin-portion-only and dental pulp-cells-only were compared with the whole extracted teeth spectra, for the dentin and pulp peak assignments. While dentin and pulp are highly significant parameters in determining tooth quality, variations in these parameters with age can be used as an effective tool for estimating tooth quality. Here we propose an NMR calibration method—the ratio of the amount of dentin to the amount of pulp obtained from NMR T2 distribution spectra can be used for measuring the age-related structural changes in teeth while eliminating any variations in size of teeth. Eight teeth (third molars) extracted from humans, aged among 17–67 years old, were tested in this study. It is found that the intensity ratio of dentin to pulp sensitively changes from 0.48 to 3.2 approaching a linear growth with age. This indicates that age-related structural changes in human teeth can be detected using the low-field NMR technique

  4. NMR data-driven structure determination using NMR-I-TASSER in the CASD-NMR experiment

    Jang, Richard [Huazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Software Engineering (China); Wang, Yan [Huazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Life Science and Technology (China); Xue, Zhidong, E-mail: zdxue@hust.edu.cn [Huazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Software Engineering (China); Zhang, Yang, E-mail: zhng@umich.edu [University of Michigan, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (United States)

    2015-08-15

    NMR-I-TASSER, an adaption of the I-TASSER algorithm combining NMR data for protein structure determination, recently joined the second round of the CASD-NMR experiment. Unlike many molecular dynamics-based methods, NMR-I-TASSER takes a molecular replacement-like approach to the problem by first threading the target through the PDB to identify structural templates which are then used for iterative NOE assignments and fragment structure assembly refinements. The employment of multiple templates allows NMR-I-TASSER to sample different topologies while convergence to a single structure is not required. Retroactive and blind tests of the CASD-NMR targets from Rounds 1 and 2 demonstrate that even without using NOE peak lists I-TASSER can generate correct structure topology with 15 of 20 targets having a TM-score above 0.5. With the addition of NOE-based distance restraints, NMR-I-TASSER significantly improved the I-TASSER models with all models having the TM-score above 0.5. The average RMSD was reduced from 5.29 to 2.14 Å in Round 1 and 3.18 to 1.71 Å in Round 2. There is no obvious difference in the modeling results with using raw and refined peak lists, indicating robustness of the pipeline to the NOE assignment errors. Overall, despite the low-resolution modeling the current NMR-I-TASSER pipeline provides a coarse-grained structure folding approach complementary to traditional molecular dynamics simulations, which can produce fast near-native frameworks for atomic-level structural refinement.

  5. NMR data-driven structure determination using NMR-I-TASSER in the CASD-NMR experiment

    NMR-I-TASSER, an adaption of the I-TASSER algorithm combining NMR data for protein structure determination, recently joined the second round of the CASD-NMR experiment. Unlike many molecular dynamics-based methods, NMR-I-TASSER takes a molecular replacement-like approach to the problem by first threading the target through the PDB to identify structural templates which are then used for iterative NOE assignments and fragment structure assembly refinements. The employment of multiple templates allows NMR-I-TASSER to sample different topologies while convergence to a single structure is not required. Retroactive and blind tests of the CASD-NMR targets from Rounds 1 and 2 demonstrate that even without using NOE peak lists I-TASSER can generate correct structure topology with 15 of 20 targets having a TM-score above 0.5. With the addition of NOE-based distance restraints, NMR-I-TASSER significantly improved the I-TASSER models with all models having the TM-score above 0.5. The average RMSD was reduced from 5.29 to 2.14 Å in Round 1 and 3.18 to 1.71 Å in Round 2. There is no obvious difference in the modeling results with using raw and refined peak lists, indicating robustness of the pipeline to the NOE assignment errors. Overall, despite the low-resolution modeling the current NMR-I-TASSER pipeline provides a coarse-grained structure folding approach complementary to traditional molecular dynamics simulations, which can produce fast near-native frameworks for atomic-level structural refinement

  6. NMR study of the maνetic metals cobalt and nickel in the paramagnetic and ferromagnetic states

    Results of NMR measurements in the 3d - electron transition metals nickel and cobalt are presented. Measurements were performed in the paramagnetic and ferromagnetic states, as close as possible, experimentally to the Curie transition temperature Tsub(c). It is shown that NMR is a powerful tool to study the behavior of magnetic metals. The developed experimental technique enables measurements in an extended temperature range in metals with strongly temperature dependent parameters. (B.G.)

  7. Magnetic and high-frequency EPR studies of an octahedral Fe(III) compound with unusual zero-field splitting parameters.

    Solano-Peralta, Alejandro; Saucedo-Vázquez, Juan P; Escudero, Roberto; Höpfl, Herbert; El-Mkami, Hassane; Smith, Graham M; Sosa-Torres, Martha E

    2009-03-01

    Temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility and multi-frequency EPR (9.4, 34.5, 94 and 188 GHz) spectroscopic measurements have been carried out together with an X-ray study at 100 K to study [Fe(DMSO)(6)](NO(3))(3). The iron(III) ion remains high-spin (S = 5/2) in the temperature range studied, therefore, the EPR data were interpreted using the conventional S = 5/2 spin Hamiltonian. A full analysis of EPR spectra at 95 GHz of a powdered sample at 290 K revealed that they are extremely sensitive to D and E values. The zfs parameters were precisely determined: D = + 0.1730 cm(-1), E = 0.00 cm(-1) and lambda = |E/D| = 0.00. A sequence of the spectra neatly shows that the compound has a clear magnetic dependence on temperature. The study at 5 K, showed that the zfs parameters increase: D = + 0.1970 cm(-1), E = 0.017 cm(-1) and lambda = |E/D| = 0.086. These data indicate that as the temperature decreases the D tensor increases slightly showing an increase in the rhombicity. These results confirm that |2D| is congruent to h nu at X-band in this case. Additionally, it has been shown by X-ray crystal analysis of [Fe(DMSO)(6)](NO(3))(3) at 100 K that this is involved in a hydrogen bonding network, consisting of C-H...O interactions between the nitrate anions and the methyl groups of the coordinated DMSO molecules, thus suggesting that the differences found in the spectroscopic parameters D and E at different temperatures must be due to these supramolecular interactions. PMID:19421612

  8. Metabolic flux in carbohydrate biosynthesis. New methods using stable isotopes, mass spectrometry, and NMR

    Structural analysis of carbohydrates involves three parameters: composition, linkage, and conformation, and tends to rely on the various forms of two techniques; mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. These techniques are enhanced and extended by the use of stable...

  9. NMR Analysis of Unknowns: An Introduction to 2D NMR Spectroscopy

    Alonso, David E.; Warren, Steven E.

    2005-01-01

    A study combined 1D (one-dimensional) and 2D (two-dimensional) NMR spectroscopy to solve structural organic problems of three unknowns, which include 2-, 3-, and 4-heptanone. Results showed [to the first power]H NMR and [to the thirteenth power]C NMR signal assignments for 2- and 3-heptanone were more challenging than for 4-heptanone owing to the

  10. Structural investigations of substituted indolizine derivatives by NMR studies

    Owing to the increasing importance of indolizine heterocycles in the field of biology and pharmacology we have synthesized and investigated the obtained heterocycles by NMR techniques. In order to investigate the substituent effects on the spectroscopic properties, a series of indolizine derivatives were studied by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and 2D NMR (GCOSY, GHMBC and GHMQC spectra). (authors)

  11. Indicator dilution approach to NMR signal-flow curves

    An indicator dilution model for the dependence of NMR signal on flow rate is presented. The model explains the enhancement in NMR signal observed at low flow rates and the reduction in NMR signal at high flow rates. It also produces an excellent fit to original NMR flow data, which are also presented. (author)

  12. NMR and optical studies of piezoelectric polymers

    Progress is reported in several areas dealing with piezoelectric (electroactive) polymers (mostly vinylidene fluoride, trifluoroethylene, copolymers, PVF2) and liquid crystals. Optical studies, neutron scattering, NMR, thermal, theory and modeling were done

  13. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) theory and applications

    Over the past years, techniques of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) have developed into several areas of applications. The relaxation times and the proton density have been measured and applied under various conditions to study the state of water in tissues and natural products. The fat and water content as well as their distribution have been determined by NMR methods. The shifts of the ATP spectral peaks may be applied to determine the functional state of an organ. In recent years a more significant innovation has emerged. The NMR signals, through mathematical manipulation have been successfully transformed into magnetic Resonance Images. It is very likely that, with the present rapid progress in instrumentation and computer engineering the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may supercede, in every aspect, those imaging modalities in current use. This paper describes briefly the theory of NMR and its applications in industries and medicine. Emphasis is given to the relationship between the relaxation times and the physical phenomena observed

  14. NMR study of Albemoschus esculentus characterization

    Bathista, A.L.B.S; Silva, E.O.; Nogueira, Jose de S. [Mato Grosso Univ., Cuiaba, MT (Brazil). Dept. de Fisica]. E-mail: nogueira@cpd.ufmt.br; Tavares, M.I.B. [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Macromoleculas]. E-mail: mibt@ima.ufrj.br

    2001-07-01

    The investigation of the main compounds presented in the Albemoschus esculentus has been carried out employing nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), using solution and solid state NMR when it one was necessary. The evaluation of NMR data allowed us to characterize the main type of components presented in this kind of sample. It was necessary to use a total information from solid state NMR and also the solution response. From these information we could get that four main components were presented in this sample. One in the shell, that is cellulose, another one between the shell and seeds that is a polysaccharide and in the seed two components were found one is a starch and the second one is an oil, a triacylglycerol. These components are responsible by its physical chemistry properties. (author)

  15. NMR study of Albemoschus esculentus characterization

    The investigation of the main compounds presented in the Albemoschus esculentus has been carried out employing nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), using solution and solid state NMR when it one was necessary. The evaluation of NMR data allowed us to characterize the main type of components presented in this kind of sample. It was necessary to use a total information from solid state NMR and also the solution response. From these information we could get that four main components were presented in this sample. One in the shell, that is cellulose, another one between the shell and seeds that is a polysaccharide and in the seed two components were found one is a starch and the second one is an oil, a triacylglycerol. These components are responsible by its physical chemistry properties. (author)

  16. Sodium NMR/MRI for anisotropic systems.

    Eliav, U; Navon, G

    2016-02-01

    Sodium ((23) Na) plays a central role in many physiological processes, and its high NMR sensitivity makes it an attractive nucleus for biomedical NMR and MRI research. Many biological tissues contain structures such as fibers and membranes that impose anisotropic translational and rotational motions on the sodium ions. Translational motion can be studied by diffusion measurements. Anisotropic rotational motion results in non-vanishing quadrupolar interaction that it is best studied by exploiting multiple quantum coherences for (23) Na NMR spectroscopy and MRI. The current review covers the application of the various NMR techniques to the study of (23) Na in anisotropic compartments in cartilage, tendon, intervertebral discs, red blood cells, nervous system and muscles. Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26105084

  17. NMR studies of cerebral metabolism in vivo

    The nature and extent of the potential synergism between PET and NMR methods is not yet well appreciated in the biomedical community. The long-range interest of medical neurobiology will be well served by efforts of PET and NMR scientists to follow each others' work so that opportunities for productive interchange can be efficiently exploited. Appreciation of the synergism by the rest of the biomedical community will follow naturally. PET is said by the people doing it to be still in its infancy, for they are more concerned with advancing their discipline than with admiring its already impressive achievements. On the scale of the same developmental metaphor, many NMR methods for studying the living human brain are still in utero. The best way to provide the reader a sense of the current status and future course of NMR research in medical neurobiology is by discussion of published in vivo studies. Such a discussion, adapted from another article is what follows

  18. NMR imaging of the abdomen: technical considerations

    Evaluation of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging of the abdomen was done in 41 patients with focal and diffuse disorders of the liver and retroperitoneal and vascular abnormalities. Spin-echo technique was used in each situation with varying time to echo (TE) and repetition rates (TR). No single pulsing technique was optimal in all situations. Three false-negative NMR studies of 22 patients with focal lesions of the liver were attributed to incomplete coverage of the involved area or inappropriate pulsing technique. When appropriate technique was achieved, NMR was equal to computed tomography (CT) in detecting abdominal disorders, except in fatty infiltration of the liver. NMR was superior to CT in imaging vascular anatomy because of the inherent increased contrast produced by the absence of signal from flowing blood and the flexibility of imaging planes

  19. Characterization of Hydrogenated Fullerenes by NMR Spectroscopy

    Hedenström, Mattias; Wågberg, Thomas; Johnels, Dan

    NMR spectroscopy is so far the only analytical technique that has been used to get a detailed structural characterization of hydrogenated fullerenes. A substantial amount of information derived from different NMR experiments can thus be found in the literature for a number of fullerenes hydrogenated to various degrees. These studies have benefitted from the fact that chemical shifts of 1H and 13C and in some cases also 3He can be used to obtain structural information of these compounds. Such results, together with discussions about different NMR experiments and general considerations regarding sample preparations, are summarized in this chapter. The unique information, both structural and physicochemical, that can be derived from different NMR experiments ensures that this technique will continue to be of central importance in characterization of hydrogenated fullerenes.

  20. NMR spectroscopy of biofluids and extracts.

    Le Gall, Gwnalle

    2015-01-01

    Metabonomics-based proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) spectroscopy is a cross-disciplinary science that overlaps with analytical chemistry, biology, and statistical analysis. Applying (1)H NMR on cell extracts provides a rapid and comprehensive screening of the most abundant metabolites allowing the quantitation of typically 20-70 compounds including amino and organic acids, sugars, amines, nucleosides, phenolic compounds, osmolytes, and lipids produced at sublevel millimolar concentrations. The method is particularly suited for high-throughput analysis (up to 100 samples/24 h), and the powerful structural elucidation of NMR is a great asset for the identification of unknown compounds. This chapter describes procedures for recording metabolite profiles using (1)H NMR, depicts the preprocessing steps leading to data analysis, and presents methods of metabolite identification in spectral profiles of extracts from plants, food, microbes, and mammalian systems. PMID:25677144

  1. Bayesian Peak Picking for NMR Spectra

    Cheng, Yichen

    2014-02-01

    Protein structure determination is a very important topic in structural genomics, which helps people to understand varieties of biological functions such as protein-protein interactions, protein–DNA interactions and so on. Nowadays, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has often been used to determine the three-dimensional structures of protein in vivo. This study aims to automate the peak picking step, the most important and tricky step in NMR structure determination. We propose to model the NMR spectrum by a mixture of bivariate Gaussian densities and use the stochastic approximation Monte Carlo algorithm as the computational tool to solve the problem. Under the Bayesian framework, the peak picking problem is casted as a variable selection problem. The proposed method can automatically distinguish true peaks from false ones without preprocessing the data. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first effort in the literature that tackles the peak picking problem for NMR spectrum data using Bayesian method.

  2. NMR study of hydride systems

    The hydrides of thorium (ThH2, Th4H15 and Th4D15) and the intermetallic compound system (Zr(Vsub(1-x)Cosub(x))2 and its hydrides were investigated using the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique. From the results for the thorium hydride samples it was concluded that the density of states at the Fermi level n(Esub(f)) is higher in Th4H15 than in ThH2; there is an indirect reaction between the protons and the d electrons belonging to the Th atoms in Th4H15; n(E) has a sharp structure near Esub(f). It was also found that the hydrogen diffusion mechanism changes with temperature. From the results for the intermetallic compound system conclusions were drawn concerning variations in the electronic structure, which explain the behavior of the system. In hydrogen diffusion studies in several samples it was found that Co atoms slow the diffusion rate. Quadrupole spectra obtained at low temperatures show that the H atoms preferably occupy tetrahedral sites formed by three V atoms and one Z atom. (H.K.)

  3. Observation of supramolecular aggregation by dosy NMR

    Šaman, David; Wimmer, Zdeněk; Kolehmainen, E.

    Tatranská Lomnica : Slovak National NMR Centre. Slovak Chemical Society, 2011 - (Liptaj, T.; Imrich, J.; Kovaľaková, M.; Olčák, D.). s. 56-56 ISBN 978-80-89284-77-1. [Magnetic Moments in Central Europe. 16.03.2011-20.03.2011, Tatranská Lomnica] R&D Projects: GA MŠk 2B06024 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : difusion * NMR Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry

  4. Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology

    NONE

    1999-08-25

    NMR spectroscopy is expanding the horizons of structural biology by determining the structures and describing the dynamics of blobular proteins in aqueous solution, as well as other classes of proteins including membrane proteins and the polypeptides that form the aggregates diagnostic of prion and amyloid diseases. Significant results are also emerging on DNA and RNA oligomers and their complexes with proteins. This meeting focused attention on key structural questions emanating from molecular biology and how NMR spectroscopy can be used to answer them.

  5. Sparse Sampling Methods In Multidimensional NMR

    MOBLI, MEHDI; Maciejewski, Mark W; Schuyler, Adam D; STERN, ALAN S.; Hoch, Jeffrey C

    2012-01-01

    Although the discrete Fourier transform played an enabling role in the development of modern NMR spectroscopy, it suffers from a well-known difficulty providing high-resolution spectra from short data records. In multidimensional NMR experiments, so-called indirect time dimensions are sampled parametrically, with each instance of evolution times along the indirect dimensions sampled via separate one-dimensional experiments. The time required to conduct multidimensional experiments is directly...

  6. NMR of porous Bio-systems

    Snaar, E.J.M.

    2002-01-01

    The structure and dynamics of water diffusion and -transport at a microscale in heterogeneous porous media have been investigated using various 1H NMR techniques. In particular in biological porous media the dynamics are usually very complex since it is intimately related to the microstructure (close environment). Fortunately, there is an almost endless variety of NMR pulse sequences available for measuring spin density, relaxation, and diffusion, although finding the most suitable sequence f...

  7. Applications of 1H-NMR relaxometry in experimental liver studies

    Purpose of this study was to investigate applications of proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR) relaxometry in experimental medicine. Relaxometry was performed by measurements of spin-lattice (T1) and spin-spin (T2) relaxation time parameters on liver biopsies up to four hours after biopsy excision. Variations of relaxation times due to species and strain, different sample handling and different liver damage models, ethionine fatty liver and paracetamol liver necrosis, were investigated. Cell integrity effects were studied on homogenized liver samples. Relaxation time parameters, especially 'main' components T1A and T2A of biexponential model fit, were identified to react very sensitive after tissue damages as well as to cell viability. Thus, investigation of stored liver grafts was performed in order to evaluate the possibility of a rapid liver graft viability testing method for human liver transplantation surgery by 1H-NMR relaxometry. Another series of measurements was performed to investigate the applicability of isoflurane anesthesia for in vivo NMR experiments. This study proved the good appropriateness of isoflurane for that purpose provided that physiological monitoring and individual adjustment of anesthesia are performed. In these investigations it could be revealed that mainly T1A and T2A are influenced by tissue condition and that different information is inherent in these two parameters, with T2A reflecting tissue viability and changes of tissue conditions very sensitively but rather unspecifically in respect to the damage applied. Based on these results the following future applications of 1H-NMR relaxometry are suggested : (1) model investigations, (2) investigation of given pathologies, (3) investigation of basic requirements for in vivo NMR and (4) application in a liver graft viability testing protocol, which seems to be the most important future application of 1H-NMR relaxometry in medicine. (author)

  8. Solid state NMR of quadrupolar nuclei

    In this paper, the authors entered the field of solid-state NMR as chemists who needed information about the nature of complexed alkali cations and alkali metal anions in a new class of compounds called alkalides. At first, the authors were content to use solid-state alkali metal NMR chemical shifts to identify alkali metal anions and their companion complexed cations, so magic angle sample spinning (MAS) NMR sufficed. As the exception power of solid-state NMR spectroscopy became apparent, however, the authors began to use static spectra, proton decoupling, frequency dependence, spin-echo methods, relaxation studies, and oriented single-crystal measurements to gain even more information about the environments of alkali metal cations and anions in these compounds, as well as in electrodes (compounds in which the anions are trapped electrons). Along the way it became necessary to delve into the pertinent theory , to learn to use lineshape simulation programs, and to modify equipment for the study of these unstable and air-sensitive compounds. Thus, we write this chapter as nonexperts in NMR who have, however, recognized its value for solid-state studies. The authors' approach, then, i to treat the subject of solid-state NMR of quadrupolar nuclei from the experimentalists' point of view

  9. Sparse sampling methods in multidimensional NMR.

    Mobli, Mehdi; Maciejewski, Mark W; Schuyler, Adam D; Stern, Alan S; Hoch, Jeffrey C

    2012-08-21

    Although the discrete Fourier transform played an enabling role in the development of modern NMR spectroscopy, it suffers from a well-known difficulty providing high-resolution spectra from short data records. In multidimensional NMR experiments, so-called indirect time dimensions are sampled parametrically, with each instance of evolution times along the indirect dimensions sampled via separate one-dimensional experiments. The time required to conduct multidimensional experiments is directly proportional to the number of indirect evolution times sampled. Despite remarkable advances in resolution with increasing magnetic field strength, multiple dimensions remain essential for resolving individual resonances in NMR spectra of biological macromolecues. Conventional Fourier-based methods of spectrum analysis limit the resolution that can be practically achieved in the indirect dimensions. Nonuniform or sparse data collection strategies, together with suitable non-Fourier methods of spectrum analysis, enable high-resolution multidimensional spectra to be obtained. Although some of these approaches were first employed in NMR more than two decades ago, it is only relatively recently that they have been widely adopted. Here we describe the current practice of sparse sampling methods and prospects for further development of the approach to improve resolution and sensitivity and shorten experiment time in multidimensional NMR. While sparse sampling is particularly promising for multidimensional NMR, the basic principles could apply to other forms of multidimensional spectroscopy. PMID:22481242

  10. A new laboratory approach to shale analysis using NMR relaxometry

    Washburn, Kathryn E.; Birdwell, Justin E.

    2013-01-01

    Low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (LF-NMR) relaxometry is a non-invasive technique commonly used to assess hydrogen-bearing fluids in petroleum reservoir rocks. Measurements made using LF-NMR provide information on rock porosity, pore-size distributions, and in some cases, fluid types and saturations (Timur, 1967; Kenyon et al., 1986; Straley et al., 1994; Brown, 2001; Jackson, 2001; Kleinberg, 2001; Hurlimann et al., 2002). Recent improvements in LF-NMR instrument electronics have made it possible to apply methods used to measure pore fluids to assess highly viscous and even solid organic phases within reservoir rocks. T1 and T2 relaxation responses behave very differently in solids and liquids; therefore the relationship between these two modes of relaxation can be used to differentiate organic phases in rock samples or to characterize extracted organic materials. Using T1-T2 correlation data, organic components present in shales, such as kerogen and bitumen, can be examined in laboratory relaxometry measurements. In addition, implementation of a solid-echo pulse sequence to refocus T2 relaxation caused by homonuclear dipolar coupling during correlation measurements allows for improved resolution of solid-phase protons. LF-NMR measurements of T1 and T2 relaxation time distributions were carried out on raw oil shale samples from the Eocene Green River Formation and pyrolyzed samples of these shales processed by hydrous pyrolysis and techniques meant to mimic surface and in-situ retorting. Samples processed using the In Situ Simulator approach ranged from bitumen and early oil generation through to depletion of petroleum generating potential. The standard T1-T2 correlation plots revealed distinct peaks representative of solid- and liquid-like organic phases; results on the pyrolyzed shales reflect changes that occurred during thermal processing. The solid-echo T1 and T2 measurements were used to improve assessment of the solid organic phases, specifically kerogen, thermally degraded kerogen, and char. Integrated peak areas from the LF-NMR results representative of kerogen and bitumen were found to be well correlated with S1 and S2 parameters from Rock-Eval programmed pyrolysis. This study demonstrates that LFNMR relaxometry can provide a wide range of information on shales and other reservoir rocks that goes well beyond porosity and pore-fluid analysis.

  11. 33S NMR cryogenic probe for taurine detection

    Hobo, Fumio; Takahashi, Masato; Maeda, Hideaki

    2009-03-01

    With the goal of a S33 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) probe applicable to in vivo NMR on taurine-biological samples, we have developed the S33 NMR cryogenic probe, which is applicable to taurine solutions. The NMR sensitivity gain relative to a conventional broadband probe is as large as 3.5. This work suggests that improvements in the preamplifier could allow NMR measurements on 100 μM taurine solutions, which is the level of sensitivity necessary for biological samples.

  12. Benchmarks for the 13C NMR chemical shielding tensors in peptides in the solid state

    Czernek, Jiří; Pawlak, Tomasz; Potrzebowski, Marek J.

    2012-02-01

    The benchmark set is proposed, which comprises 126 principal elements of chemical shielding tensors, and the respective isotropic chemical shielding values, of all 42 13C nuclei in crystalline Tyr-D-Ala-Phe and Tyr-Ala-Phe tripeptides with known, but highly dissimilar structures. These data are obtained by both the NMR measurements and the density functional theory in the pseudopotential plane-wave scheme. Using the CASTEP program, several computational strategies are employed, for which the level of agreement between calculations and experiment is established. This set is mainly intended for the validation of methods capable of predicting the 13C NMR parameters in solid-state systems.

  13. Validation of quantitative 1H NMR method for the analysis of pharmaceutical formulations

    The need for effective and reliable quality control in products from pharmaceutical industries renders the analyses of their active ingredients and constituents of great importance. This study presents the theoretical basis of ¹H NMR for quantitative analyses and an example of the method validation according to Resolution RE N. 899 by the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), in which the compound paracetamol was the active ingredient. All evaluated parameters (selectivity, linearity, accuracy, repeatability and robustness) showed satisfactory results. It was concluded that a single NMR measurement provides structural and quantitative information of active components and excipients in the sample. (author)

  14. 93Nb and 17O NMR chemical shifts of niobiophosphate compounds.

    Flambard, A; Montagne, L; Delevoye, L; Steuernagel, S

    2007-10-01

    Niobiophosphate compounds with a large range of niobium and oxygen environments were studied with (93)Nb and (17)O solid-state NMR. (93)Nb isotropic chemical shift of pure niobate Nb(ONb)(6), pure phosphate Nb(OP)(6) and mixed phosphate-niobate Nb(OP)(x)(ONb)((6-x)) (1NMR spectra of a series of enriched samples provided the chemical shift and quadrupolar parameters for 4 types of oxygen environment (P-O-P, P-O-Na, P-O-Nb and Nb-O-Nb). Finally, Nb-O-Nb sites were characterized by a large (17)O chemical shift anisotropy. PMID:17728114

  15. Grape juice quality control by means of ¹H nmr spectroscopy and chemometric analyses

    Caroline Werner Pereira da Silva Grandizoli

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This work shows the application of ¹H NMR spectroscopy and chemometrics for quality control of grape juice. A wide range of quality assurance parameters were assessed by single ¹H NMR experiments acquired directly from juice. The investigation revealed that conditions and time of storage should be revised and indicated on all labels. The sterilization process of homemade grape juices was efficient, making it possible to store them for long periods without additives. Furthermore, chemometric analysis classified the best commercial grape juices to be similar to homemade grape juices, indicating that this approach can be used to determine the authenticity after adulteration.

  16. Solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopic, chemolytic and biological assessment of pretreated municipal solid waste

    M. Pichler; Knicker, Heike; Kgel-Knabner, I.

    2001-01-01

    In Central Europe, composting and anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste (MSW) is used as pretreatment before landfilling to reduce landfill emissions. MSW samples were analyzed before, during, and after pretreatment to assess the stability of the organic matter. Chemolytic, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic, and respiration parameters were correlated to evaluate a substitution of the time-consuming respiration analysis by chemical parameters. 13C cross polarization magic a...

  17. Superposition model analysis of the zero-field splitting parameters of Fe 3+ doped in TlInS 2 crystal - Low symmetry aspects

    Gnutek, Pawe?; A?kgz, Muhammed; Rudowicz, Czes?aw

    2010-07-01

    In this study, using the superposition model (SPM) and crystallographic data, the second- and fourth-rank zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameters (ZFSPs) have been calculated for Fe 3+ ions at two In sites in TlInS 2 single crystal. Since crystallographic data indicate C1 site symmetry, a full triclinic ZFS Hamiltonian has been employed. Model parameters were adjusted so to obtain best agreement between the SPM calculated ZFSPs and the second-rank ZFSPs measured by electron magnetic resonance (EMR). The effects of site symmetry on the theoretically predicted ZFSPs and interpretation of the available experimental ZFSPs have been considered. The experimental second-rank ZFSPs were obtained using approximated orthorhombic spin Hamiltonian. Hence, to facilitate comparison with the SPM calculated ZFSPs, the ascent in symmetry method has been applied to the crystallographic data to quantify the structural approximation from triclinic to orthorhombic and to tetragonal site symmetry. Our considerations provide additional structural information, especially concerning the low site symmetry aspects, pertinent for Fe 3+ impurity centers in TlInS 2 and related crystals. Our SPM analysis of ZFSPs indicates that satisfactory so tentative agreement can be achieved between the theoretical predictions and the experimentally measured values of the second-rank ZFSPs. The procedure proposed here may serve as a general framework for modelling of ZFSPs for other ion-host systems. More accurate modelling for Fe 3+ ions in TlInS 2 may be carried out when better quality EMR results taking into account the low symmetry effects in EMR spectra and the values of the fourth-rank ZFSPs become available. The results of SPM calculations support earlier suggestions that Fe 3+ ions substitute for In 3+ ions in TlInS 2.

  18. Carbon-13 NMR characterization of actinyl(VI) carbonate complexes in aqueous solution

    Clark, D.L.; Hobart, D.E.; Palmer, P.D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Sullivan, J.C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Stout, B.E. [Cincinnati Univ., OH (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

    1992-07-01

    The uranyl(VI) carbonate system has been re-examined using {sup 13}C NMR of 99.9% {sup 13}C-enriched U{sup VI}O{sub 2} ({sup 13}CO{sub 3}){sub 3}{sup 4{minus}} in millimolar concentrations. By careful control of carbonate ion concentration, we have confirmed the existence of the trimer, and observed dynamic equilibrium between the monomer and the timer. In addition, the ligand exchange reaction between free and coordinated carbonate on Pu{sup VI}O{sub 2}({sup 13}CO{sub 3}){sub 3}{sup 4{minus}} and Am{sup VI}O{sub 2}({sup 13}CO{sub 3}){sub 3}{sup 4{minus}} systems has been examined by variable temperature {sup 13}C NMR line-broadening techniques {sup 13}C NMR line-broadening techniques. A modified Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill NMR pulse sequence was written to allow for experimental determination of ligand exchange parameters for paramagnetic actinide complexes. Preliminary Eyring analysis has provided activation parameters of {Delta}G{sup {double_dagger}}{sub 295} = 56 kJ/M, {Delta}H{sup {double_dagger}} = 38 kJ/M, and {Delta}S{sup {double_dagger}} = {minus}60 J/M-K for the plutonyl triscarbonate system, suggesting an associative transition state for the plutonyl (VI) carbonate complex self-exchange reaction. Experiments for determination of the activation parameters for the americium (VI) carbonate system are in progress.

  19. Quantitative Analysis of STD-NMR Spectra of Reversibly Forming Ligand-Receptor Complexes

    Krishna, N. Rama; Jayalakshmi, V.

    We describe our work on the quantitative analysis of STD-NMR spectra of reversibly forming ligand-receptor complexes. This analysis is based on the theory of complete relaxation and conformational exchange matrix analysis of saturation transfer (CORCEMA-ST) effects. As part of this work, we have developed two separate versions of the CORCEMA-ST program. The first version predicts the expected STD intensities for a given model of a ligand-protein complex, and compares them quantitatively with the experimental data. This version is very useful for rapidly determining if a model for a given ligand-protein complex is compatible with the STD-NMR data obtained in solution. It is also useful in determining the optimal experimental conditions for undertaking the STD-NMR measurements on a given complex by computer simulations. In the second version of the CORCEMA-ST program, we have implemented a torsion angle refinement feature for the bound ligand within the protein binding pocket. In this approach, the global minimum for the bound ligand conformation is obtained by a hybrid structure refinement protocol involving CORCEMA-ST calculation of intensities and simulated annealing refinement of torsion angles of the bound ligand using STD-NMR intensities as experimental constraints to minimize a pseudo-energy function. This procedure is useful in refining and improving the initial models based on crystallography, computer docking, or other procedures to generate models for the bound ligand within the protein binding pocket compatible with solution STD-NMR data. In this chapter we describe the properties of the STD-NMR spectra, including the dependence of the intensities on various parameters. We also describe the results of the CORCEMA-ST analyses of experimental STD-NMR data on some ligand-protein complexes to illustrate the quantitative analysis of the data using this method. This CORCEMA-ST program is likely to be useful in structure-based drug design efforts.

  20. Use of NMR and NMR Prediction Software to Identify Components in Red Bull Energy Drinks

    Simpson, Andre J.; Shirzadi, Azadeh; Burrow, Timothy E.; Dicks, Andrew P.; Lefebvre, Brent; Corrin, Tricia

    2009-01-01

    A laboratory experiment designed as part of an upper-level undergraduate analytical chemistry course is described. Students investigate two popular soft drinks (Red Bull Energy Drink and sugar-free Red Bull Energy Drink) by NMR spectroscopy. With assistance of modern NMR prediction software they identify and quantify major components in each…

  1. HPLC-NMR revisited: Using time-slice HPLC-SPE-NMR with database assisted dereplication

    Johansen, Kenneth; Wubshet, Sileshi Gizachew; Nyberg, Nils

    2013-01-01

    Time based trapping of chromatographically separated compounds on to solid-phase extraction cartridges (SPE) and subsequent elution to NMR-tubes was done to emulate the function of HPLCNMR for dereplication purposes. Sufficient mass sensitivity was obtained by the use of a state-of-the-art HPLC...

  2. Solid-state 2H NMR investigations in guest-host systems and plastic crystals

    Variable temperature 2H NMR investigations have been carried out to study the molecular behavior of perdeuterated benzene and pyridine in the inclusion compound with tris-(1,2-dioxyphenyl)-cyclotriphosphazene. Here, a comprehensive variable temperature 2H NMR study is presented comprising line shape studies and relaxation experiments. The experimental data clearly indicate the presence of highly mobile guest species. Sample cooling gives rise to characteristic line shape effects that can be attributed to a slow-down of the rotational motion. Additional 2H NMR measurements were performed on the plastic crystal 1,4-diazabicyclo[2,2,2]octane where highly mobile species were observed. A quantitative analysis of the experimental data is achieved by appropriate computer simulations taking into account various molecular motions for each studied system. The analysis of these theoretical data give rise to the kinetic parameters that are in the order of related systems. (orig.)

  3. NMR Structural Study of the Prototropic Equilibrium in Solution of Schiff Bases as Model Compounds

    David Ortegn-Reyna

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available An NMR titration method has been used to simultaneously measure the acid dissociation constant (pKa and the intramolecular NHO prototropic constant ?KNHO on a set of Schiff bases. The model compounds were synthesized from benzylamine and substituted ortho-hydroxyaldehydes, appropriately substituted with electron-donating and electron-withdrawing groups to modulate the acidity of the intramolecular NHO hydrogen bond. The structure in solution was established by 1H-, 13C- and 15N-NMR spectroscopy. The physicochemical parameters of the intramolecular NHO hydrogen bond (pKa, ?KNHO and ??G were obtained from 1H-NMR titration data and pH measurements. The HendersonHasselbalch data analysis indicated that the systems are weakly acidic, and the predominant NHO equilibrium was established using PolsterLachmann ?-diagram analysis and Perrin model data linearization.

  4. Molecular mobility in Medicago truncatula seed during early stage of germination: Neutron scattering and NMR investigations

    Falourd, Xavier; Natali, Francesca; Peters, Judith; Foucat, Loc

    2014-01-01

    First hours of Medicago truncatula (MT) seeds germination were investigated using elastic incoherent neutron scattering (EINS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), to follow respectively how macromolecular motions and water mobility evolve when water permeates into the seed. From EINS results, it was shown that there is an increase in macromolecular mobility with the water uptake. Changes in NMR relaxation parameters reflected microstructural changes associated with the recovery of the metabolic processes. The EINS investigation of the effect of temperature on macromolecular motions showed that there is a relationship between the amount of water in the seeds and the effect of freezing-thawing cycle. The NMR relaxometry results obtained at 253 K allowed establishing possible link between the freezing of water molecules tightly bound to macromolecules and their drastic motion restriction around 250 K, as observed with EINS at the highest water content.

  5. The NMR study of biologically active metallated alkanol ammoinium ionic liquids

    Ushakov, I. A.; Voronov, V. K.; Adamovich, S. N.; Mirskov, R. G.; Mirskova, A. N.

    2016-01-01

    The 1H, 13C, 15N, and 111Cd NMR spectra of a series of metallated alkanol ammonium ionic liquids (MAIL) series [n N(CH2CH2OH;)3M]+ · mX-, where M = Cd, Mg, Zn, Fe, Rh; X = Cl, OOCCH3, obtained in a wide range of temperatures of the studied samples, have been analyzed. It is found that, under biomimetic conditions (H2O, 25 °C), the compounds studied exist as mono- bi- and the tricyclic structures, which are in equilibrium. Shift of the equilibrium depends upon nature of a metal and effects all the parameters of the NMR spectra. Peculiarities of ligand exchange, typical for the studied compounds, have been studied in a wide range of temperatures. It is found that the NMR data can be used to control structure of the compounds formed in the course of synthesis.

  6. Optically detected NMR of optically hyperpolarized 31P neutral donors in 28Si

    Steger, M; Yang, A; Saeedi, K; Hayden, M E; Thewalt, M L W; Itoh, K M; Riemann, H; Abrosimov, N V; Becker, P; Pohl, H -J

    2010-01-01

    The electron and nuclear spins of the shallow donor 31P are promising qubit candidates invoked in many proposed Si-based quantum computing schemes. We have recently shown that the near-elimination of inhomogeneous broadening in highly isotopically enriched 28Si enables an optical readout of both the donor electron and nuclear spins by resolving the donor hyperfine splitting in the near-gap donor bound exciton transitions. We have also shown that pumping these same transitions can very quickly produce large electron and nuclear hyperpolarizations at low magnetic fields, where the equilibrium electron and nuclear polarizations are near zero. Here we show preliminary results of the measurement of 31P neutral donor NMR parameters using this optical nuclear hyperpolarization mechanism for preparation of the 31P nuclear spin system, followed by optical readout of the resulting nuclear spin population after manipulation with NMR pulse sequences. This allows for the observation of single-shot NMR signals with very hi...

  7. Perturbed Angular Correlation (PAC)/NMR spectroscopic properties and dynamics of compounds containing metal ions

    Arcisauskaité, Vaida

    , , can be related to Q, and values. The aim of this study was to lay the foundation for the future interpretation of 199mHg PAC and 199Hg NMR spectroscopic data in proteins using a computational chemistry approach. In this respect, in Paper 1 - 3 and in Section 6.4 we estimated the size of electron......199mHg PAC and 199Hg NMR spectroscopic properties, nuclear quadrupole coupling constants, Q, asymmetry parameters, , and chemical shifts, , respectively, are the fingerprint of the local molecular and electronic structure, at the probed Hg nuclei. For this reason, these spectroscopic techniques...... have been used to elucidate Hg coordination in proteins. Computational chemistry calculations have a potential to contribute to the interpretation of this spectroscopic data, as calculated diagonalised electric field gradient (EFG) tensor components (jVzzj jVyyj jVxxj) and NMR shielding constants...

  8. Identifying Stereoisomers by ab-initio Calculation of Secondary Isotope Shifts on NMR Chemical Shieldings

    Karl-Heinz Böhm

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available We present ab-initio calculations of secondary isotope effects on NMR chemical shieldings. The change of the NMR chemical shift of a certain nucleus that is observed if another nucleus is replaced by a different isotope can be calculated by computing vibrational corrections on the NMR parameters using electronic structure methods. We demonstrate that the accuracy of the computational results is sufficient to even distinguish different conformers. For this purpose, benchmark calculations for fluoro(2-2Hethane in gauche and antiperiplanar conformation are carried out at the HF, MP2 and CCSD(T level of theory using basis sets ranging from double- to quadruple-zeta quality. The methodology is applied to the secondary isotope shifts for 2-fluoronorbornane in order to resolve an ambiguity in the literature on the assignment of endo- and exo-2-fluoronorbornanes with deuterium substituents in endo-3 and exo-3 positions, also yielding insight into mechanistic details of the corresponding synthesis.

  9. NMR-Based Multi Parametric Quality Control of Fruit Juices: SGF Profiling

    Fang Fang

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available With SGF Profiling™ we introduce an NMR-based screening method for the quality control of fruit juices. This method has been developed in a joint effort by Bruker BioSpin GmbH and SGF International e.V. The system is fully automated with respect to sample transfer, measurement, data analysis and reporting and is set up on an Avance 400 MHz flow-injection NMR spectrometer. For each fruit juice a multitude of parameters related to quality and authenticity are evaluated simultaneously from a single data set acquired within a few minutes. This multimarker/multi-aspect NMR screening approach features low cost-per-sample and is highly competitive with conventional and targeted fruit juice quality control methods.

  10. Investigation of ferroelectric nanostructured systems by ESR and NMR methods

    Full text: The theoretical and experimental investigation of ferroelectric nanopowders is performed. Since the most prominent size effect in ferroelectric nanomaterials was known to be size driven ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition at some critical particle size R = Rcr the study of this effect manifestation in radiospectroscopy spectra was the main goal of the paper. In the theoretical part, the size effect of the parameters of the central transition +1/2 -1/2 lines which are known to be the most intensive for powder sample both in ESR and NMR are considered for the materials with ferroelectric tetragonal phase at room temperature and cubic paraelectric phase in the bulk. Therefore the transformation of axial symmetry spectra into cubic symmetry ones can be expected at R ≤ Rcr. For this transformation description the spontaneous polarization inhomogeneity inside a particle and distribution of particle sizes calculated previously were taken into account. Both these factors lead to inhomogeneous broadening of the lines. In ESR spectra the transformation of the spectra from axial symmetry to cubic symmetry lines was obtained with decreasing of nanoparticle sizes with practically complete disappearance of axial spectra at R ≅ Rcr. The method of Rcr value extraction from the ratio of the different symmetry spectra intensities was proposed. Size effect in NMR spectra for nuclei with quadrupole moments was considered, i.e. +1/2 -1/2 transition perturbed by second order quadrupole interaction of the nuclei with electric field gradient was calculated. Allowing for the absence of cubic symmetry in the vicinity of surface even in paraelectric phase, namely at R ≤ Rcr (P = 0), we described this size effect in core and shell model. Measurements of Fe3+ ESR spectra and 137Ba NMR spectra in nanopowder of BaTiO3 were carried out. The samples were prepared by rate-controlled method. Laser granulometry method analysis had shown that the particles sizes are distributed around two maxima with R bar ≅ 160 nm and R bar ≅ 40 nm. The decrease of intensity of axial symmetry ESR lines of Fe3+ and appearance of cubic symmetry line was observed with the average sizes decrease with complete disappearance of axial spectra at R bar ≤ 40 nm. NMR spectra practically did not change in all the samples although the essential narrowing of the line was expected at R ≤ Rcr. The comparison of the theory with experiment was carried out. The theory fits experimental data pretty good. The value of critical size Rcr ≅ 40 nm was extracted from ESR data. The asymmetry and broadening of right hand side shoulder of ESR cubic symmetry line was shown to be related to contribution of paramagnetic centers in the vicinity of the particles surface with lower than cubic symmetry. Such type of contribution to NMR line can be the main reason of absence of the pronounced size effect, namely the narrowing of the line, in NMR spectra of nuclei with quadrupole mechanism that defined the spectra main characteristics. The nuclei with chemical shift mechanism can be more sensitive for size effect investigations by NMR method. (author)

  11. AEM and NMR: Tools for the Future of Groundwater Management

    Abraham, J. D.; Cannia, J. C.; Lawrie, K.

    2012-12-01

    Within the world, understanding groundwater resources and their management are growing in importance to society as groundwater resources are stressed by drought and continued development. To minimize conflicts, tools and techniques need to be applied to support knowledge-based decisions and management. Airborne electromagnetic (AEM) surveys provide high-quality subsurface data not available from any other source for building the complex hydrogeologic frameworks needed by water-resource managers for effective groundwater management. Traditionally, point data, such as borehole logs, borehole geophysics, surface geophysics, and aquifer tests were interpolated over long distances to create hydrogeologic frameworks. These methods have enjoyed a long history of being the best available technology to inform our understanding of groundwater and how it moves. The AEM techniques proivde pathway for geoscientists to follow to develop more accurate descriptions of the hydrogeological framework. However, the critical and challenging measurements in characterizing aquifers include effective porosity and hydraulic conductivity. These parameters are not reliable derived from AEM. Typically, values for effective porosity and hydraulic conductivity are derived by lithological comparisons with published data; direct measurements of hydraulic conductivity acquired by a few constant head aquifer tests or slug tests; and expensive and time consuming laboratory measurements of cores which can be biased by sampling and the difficulty of making measurements on unconsolidated materials. Aquifer tests are considered to be the best method to gather information on hydraulic conductivity but are rare because of cost and difficult logistics. Also they are unique in design and interpretation from site to site. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) can provide a direct measurement of the presence of water in the pore space of aquifer materials. Detection and direct measurement is possible due to the nuclear magnetization of the hydrogen (protons) in the water. These measurements are the basis of the familiar MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) in medical applications. NMR is also widely used in logging applications within the petroleum industry. Effective porosity values were derived directly from the borehole and surface NMR data, and hydraulic conductivity values were calculated using empirical relationships calibrated and verified with few laboratory permeameter and aquifer tests. NMR provides measurements of the effective porosity and hydraulic conductivity at a resolution not possible using traditional methods. Unlike aquifer tests, NMR logs are not unique in design and are applied in similar fashion from borehole to borehole providing a standard way of measuring hydraulic properties. When the hydraulic properties from the NMR are integrated with hydrogeological framework interpretations of AEM data large areas can be characterized. This allows a much more robust method for conceptualizing groundwater models then simply using previously published data for assigning effective porosity and hydraulic conductivity. Examples from the North Platte River Basin in Nebraska and the Murray Darling Basin of Australia illustrate that borehole and surface NMR allows superior, rapid measurements of the complexities of aquifers within when integrated with AEM.

  12. NMR standard probe for precision measurement of the free proton NMR frequency

    The authors have designed and constructed a special NMR standard probe using a spehrical pure water sample to determine the free proton NMR frequency fp at high field and an accuracy of 0.04 ppm has been achieved. Since the proton gyromagnetic ratio γp is less well known (∼0.1 ppm), the free proton NMR frequency measured by the probe may serve as a calibration standard for the magnetic field B. The standard probe can be used at various magnetic field values without introducing any additional magnetic perturbations. The probe is designed in such a way that a cylindrical sample or a small NMR probe can be inserted to replace the 1 cm diameter spherical water sample for systematic studies. Other NMR probes can be calibrated easily against the standard probe using a calibration form. Results will be presented and discussed

  13. NMR Evidence for the Topologically Nontrivial Nature in a Family of Half-Heusler Compounds

    Zhang, Xiaoming; Hou, Zhipeng; Wang, Yue; Xu, Guizhou; Shi, Chenglong; Liu, Enke; Xi, Xuekui; Wang, Wenhong; Wu, Guangheng; Zhang, Xi-Xiang

    2016-03-01

    Spin-orbit coupling (SOC) is expected to partly determine the topologically nontrivial electronic structure of heavy half-Heusler ternary compounds. However, to date, attempts to experimentally observe either the strength of SOC or how it modifies the bulk band structure have been unsuccessful. By using bulk-sensitive nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy combined with first-principles calculations, we reveal that 209Bi NMR isotropic shifts scale with relativity in terms of the strength of SOC and average atomic numbers, indicating strong relativistic effects on NMR parameters. According to first-principles calculations, we further claim that nuclear magnetic shieldings from relativistic p1/2 states and paramagnetic contributions from low-lying unoccupied p3/2 states are both sensitive to the details of band structures tuned by relativity, which explains why the hidden relativistic effects on band structure can be revealed by 209Bi NMR isotropic shifts in topologically nontrivial half-Heusler compounds. Used in complement to surface-sensitive methods, such as angle resolved photon electron spectroscopy and scanning tunneling spectroscopy, NMR can provide valuable information on bulk electronic states.

  14. NMR Evidence for the Topologically Nontrivial Nature in a Family of Half-Heusler Compounds

    Zhang, Xiaoming

    2016-03-16

    Spin-orbit coupling (SOC) is expected to partly determine the topologically nontrivial electronic structure of heavy half-Heusler ternary compounds. However, to date, attempts to experimentally observe either the strength of SOC or how it modifies the bulk band structure have been unsuccessful. By using bulk-sensitive nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy combined with first-principles calculations, we reveal that 209Bi NMR isotropic shifts scale with relativity in terms of the strength of SOC and average atomic numbers, indicating strong relativistic effects on NMR parameters. According to first-principles calculations, we further claim that nuclear magnetic shieldings from relativistic p1/2 states and paramagnetic contributions from low-lying unoccupied p3/2 states are both sensitive to the details of band structures tuned by relativity, which explains why the hidden relativistic effects on band structure can be revealed by 209Bi NMR isotropic shifts in topologically nontrivial half-Heusler compounds. Used in complement to surface-sensitive methods, such as angle resolved photon electron spectroscopy and scanning tunneling spectroscopy, NMR can provide valuable information on bulk electronic states.

  15. Wine analysis to check quality and authenticity by fully-automated 1H-NMR

    Spraul Manfred

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Fully-automated high resolution 1H-NMR spectroscopy offers unique screening capabilities for food quality and safety by combining non-targeted and targeted screening in one analysis (15–20 min from acquisition to report. The advantage of high resolution 1H-NMR is its absolute reproducibility and transferability from laboratory to laboratory, which is not equaled by any other method currently used in food analysis. NMR reproducibility allows statistical investigations e.g. for detection of variety, geographical origin and adulterations, where smallest changes of many ingredients at the same time must be recorded. Reproducibility and transferability of the solutions shown are user-, instrument- and laboratory-independent. Sample prepara- tion, measurement and processing are based on strict standard operation procedures which are substantial for this fully automated solution. The non-targeted approach to the data allows detecting even unknown deviations, if they are visible in the 1H-NMR spectra of e.g. fruit juice, wine or honey. The same data acquired in high-throughput mode are also subjected to quantification of multiple compounds. This 1H-NMR methodology will shortly be introduced, then results on wine will be presented and the advantages of the solutions shown. The method has been proven on juice, honey and wine, where so far unknown frauds could be detected, while at the same time generating targeted parameters are obtained.

  16. Microscopic origins of the zero-field splitting parameters for {sup 6}S(3d{sup 5}) state ions at tetragonal symmetry crystal field

    Yang Ziyuan, E-mail: yziyuan@tom.co [Department of Physics and Information Technology, Baoji University of Arts and Science, Baoji, 721007 Shaanxi (China)

    2010-12-01

    The microscopic origin of the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameters including D and (a+2F/3), for {sup 6}S(3d{sup 5}) state ion at tetragonal symmetry crystal field (CF), taking into account the electronic magnetic interactions, i.e. the spin-spin (SS), the spin-other-orbit (SOO), and the orbit-orbit (OO) interactions, besides the well-known spin-orbit (SO) interaction, have been investigated using the complete diagonalization method (CDM) and the microscopic spin Hamiltonian theory. Although the SO mechanism is the most important one, the contributions to the ZFS parameters D and (a+2F/3) due to the four additional mechanisms: SS, SOO, OO, and the combined SO{approx}SS{approx}SOO{approx}OO coupling mechanism, are appreciable and shall not be omitted. The individual contributions to the ZFS parameters arising from the spin quartet states and the spin doublet states have been analyzed. It is shown that the ZFS parameters D and (a+2F/3) arise from the spin quartet states as well as the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartets states, whereas the contributions to D and (a+2F/3) from the spin doublet states are zero. Our investigations show that the rank-2 ZFS parameter D primarily results from the spin quartet states, whereas the rank-4 ZFS parameter (a+2F/3) primarily results from the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartet states. The contributions to the rank-2 ZFS parameter D from the net spin quartet states exceed 95% and the contributions to the rank-4 ZFS parameter (a+2F/3) from the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartet states exceed 88.2% for the selected ranges of the crystal field parameters. The dependence of the ZFS parameters D and (a+2F/3) on the CF parameters Dq, B{sub 20}, and B{sup l}{sub 40} for {sup 6}S(3d{sup 5}) state ions at tetragonal symmetry have been studied. It is found that the relations hold: |D(-Dq)|{approx}-|D(Dq)|, (a+2F/3)(-Dq){approx}(a+2F/3)(-Dq) for |Dq|>800 cm{sup -1}. The illustrative evaluation is performed for typical crystal materials: Mn{sup 2+}: Rb{sub 2}CdF{sub 4}, Mn{sup 2+}: K{sub 2}MgF{sub 4}, and Mn{sup 2+}: K{sub 2}ZnF{sub 4} crystals. The good agreements between the theoretical values and the experimental finding are obtained.

  17. Microscopic origins of the zero-field splitting parameters for 6S(3d 5) state ions at tetragonal symmetry crystal field

    Yang, Zi-Yuan

    2010-12-01

    The microscopic origin of the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameters including D and ( a+2 F/3), for 6S(3d 5) state ion at tetragonal symmetry crystal field (CF), taking into account the electronic magnetic interactions, i.e. the spin-spin (SS), the spin-other-orbit (SOO), and the orbit-orbit (OO) interactions, besides the well-known spin-orbit (SO) interaction, have been investigated using the complete diagonalization method (CDM) and the microscopic spin Hamiltonian theory. Although the SO mechanism is the most important one, the contributions to the ZFS parameters D and ( a+2 F/3) due to the four additional mechanisms: SS, SOO, OO, and the combined SO?SS?SOO?OO coupling mechanism, are appreciable and shall not be omitted. The individual contributions to the ZFS parameters arising from the spin quartet states and the spin doublet states have been analyzed. It is shown that the ZFS parameters D and ( a+2 F/3) arise from the spin quartet states as well as the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartets states, whereas the contributions to D and ( a+2 F/3) from the spin doublet states are zero. Our investigations show that the rank-2 ZFS parameter D primarily results from the spin quartet states, whereas the rank-4 ZFS parameter ( a+2 F/3) primarily results from the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartet states. The contributions to the rank-2 ZFS parameter D from the net spin quartet states exceed 95% and the contributions to the rank-4 ZFS parameter ( a+2 F/3) from the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartet states exceed 88.2% for the selected ranges of the crystal field parameters. The dependence of the ZFS parameters D and ( a+2 F/3) on the CF parameters Dq, B20, and Bl40 for 6S(3d 5) state ions at tetragonal symmetry have been studied. It is found that the relations hold: | D(- Dq)|?-| D( Dq)|, ( a+2 F/3)(- Dq)?( a+2 F/3)(- Dq) for | Dq|>800 cm -1. The illustrative evaluation is performed for typical crystal materials: Mn 2+: Rb 2CdF 4, Mn 2+: K 2MgF 4, and Mn 2+: K 2ZnF 4 crystals. The good agreements between the theoretical values and the experimental finding are obtained.

  18. Microscopic origins of the zero-field splitting parameters for 6S(3d5) state ions at tetragonal symmetry crystal field

    The microscopic origin of the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameters including D and (a+2F/3), for 6S(3d5) state ion at tetragonal symmetry crystal field (CF), taking into account the electronic magnetic interactions, i.e. the spin-spin (SS), the spin-other-orbit (SOO), and the orbit-orbit (OO) interactions, besides the well-known spin-orbit (SO) interaction, have been investigated using the complete diagonalization method (CDM) and the microscopic spin Hamiltonian theory. Although the SO mechanism is the most important one, the contributions to the ZFS parameters D and (a+2F/3) due to the four additional mechanisms: SS, SOO, OO, and the combined SO?SS?SOO?OO coupling mechanism, are appreciable and shall not be omitted. The individual contributions to the ZFS parameters arising from the spin quartet states and the spin doublet states have been analyzed. It is shown that the ZFS parameters D and (a+2F/3) arise from the spin quartet states as well as the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartets states, whereas the contributions to D and (a+2F/3) from the spin doublet states are zero. Our investigations show that the rank-2 ZFS parameter D primarily results from the spin quartet states, whereas the rank-4 ZFS parameter (a+2F/3) primarily results from the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartet states. The contributions to the rank-2 ZFS parameter D from the net spin quartet states exceed 95% and the contributions to the rank-4 ZFS parameter (a+2F/3) from the combined effects between the spin doublet states and the spin quartet states exceed 88.2% for the selected ranges of the crystal field parameters. The dependence of the ZFS parameters D and (a+2F/3) on the CF parameters Dq, B20, and Bl40 for 6S(3d5) state ions at tetragonal symmetry have been studied. It is found that the relations hold: |D(-Dq)|?-|D(Dq)|, (a+2F/3)(-Dq)?(a+2F/3)(-Dq) for |Dq|>800 cm-1. The illustrative evaluation is performed for typical crystal materials: Mn2+: Rb2CdF4, Mn2+: K2MgF4, and Mn2+: K2ZnF4 crystals. The good agreements between the theoretical values and the experimental finding are obtained.

  19. Early non-destructive biofouling detection in spiral wound RO Membranes using a mobile earth's field NMR

    Fridjonsson, E.O.

    2015-04-20

    We demonstrate the use of Earth\\'s field (EF) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to provide early non-destructive detection of active biofouling of a commercial spiral wound reverse osmosis (RO) membrane module. The RO membrane module was actively biofouled to different extents, by the addition of biodegradable nutrients to the feed stream, as revealed by a subtle feed-channel pressure drop increase. Easily accessible EF NMR parameters (signal relaxation parameters T1, T2 and the total NMR signal modified to be sensitive to stagnant fluid only) were measured and analysed in terms of their ability to detect the onset of biofouling. The EF NMR showed that fouling near the membrane module entrance significantly distorted the flow field through the whole membrane module. The total NMR signal is shown to be suitable for non-destructive early biofouling detection of spiral wound membrane modules, it was readily deployed at high (operational) flow rates, was particularly sensitive to flow field changes due to biofouling and could be deployed at any position along the membrane module axis. In addition to providing early fouling detection, the mobile EF NMR apparatus could also be used to (i) evaluate the production process of spiral wound membrane modules, and (ii) provide an in-situ determination of module cleaning process efficiency.

  20. BOOK REVIEW: NMR Imaging of Materials

    Blümich, Bernhard

    2003-09-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of materials is a field of increasing importance. Applications extend from fundamental science like the characterization of fluid transport in porous rock, catalyst pellets and hemodialysers into various fields of engineering for process optimization and product quality control. While the results of MRI imaging are being appreciated by a growing community, the methods of imaging are far more diverse for materials applications than for medical imaging of human beings. Blümich has delivered the first book in this field. It was published in hardback three years ago and is now offered as a paperback for nearly half the price. The text provides an introduction to MRI imaging of materials covering solid-state NMR spectroscopy, imaging methods for liquid and solid samples, and unusual MRI in terms of specialized approaches to spatial resolution such as an MRI surface scanner. The book represents an excellent and thorough treatment which will help to grow research in materials MRI. Blümich developed the treatise over many years for his research students, graduates in chemistry, physics and engineering. But it may also be useful for medical students looking for a less formal discussion of solid-state NMR spectroscopy. The structure of this book is easy to perceive. The first three chapters cover an introduction, the fundamentals and methods of solid-state NMR spectroscopy. The book starts at the ground level where no previous knowledge about NMR is assumed. Chapter 4 discusses a wide variety of transformations beyond the Fourier transformation. In particular, the Hadamard transformation and the 'wavelet' transformation are missing from most related books. This chapter also includes a description of noise-correlation spectroscopy, which promises the imaging of large objects without the need for extremely powerful radio-frequency transmitters. Chapters 5 and 6 cover basic imaging methods. The following chapter about the use of relaxation and spectroscopic methods to weight or filter the spin signals represents the core of the book. This is a subject where Blümich is deeply involved with substantial contributions. The chapter includes a lot of ideas to provide MR contrast between different regions based on their mobility, diffusion, spin couplings or NMR spectra. After describing NMR imaging methods for solids with broad lines, Blümich spends time on applications in the last two chapters of the book. This part is really fun to read. It underlines the effort to bring NMR into many kinds of manufacturing. Car tyres and high-voltage cables are just two such areas. Elastomeric materials, green-state ceramics and food science represent other interesting fields of applications. This part of the book represents a personal but nevertheless extensive compilation of modern applications. As a matter of course the MOUSE is presented, a portable permanent-magnet based NMR developed by Blümich and his co-workers. Thus the book is not only of interest to NMR spectroscopists but also to people in material science and chemical engineering. The bibliography and indexing are excellent and may serve as an attractive reference source for NMR spectroscopists. The book is the first on the subject and likely to become the standard text for NMR imaging of materials as the books by Abragam, Slicher and Ernst et al are for NMR spectroscopy. The purchase of this beautiful book for people dealing with NMR spectroscopy or medical MRI is highly recommended. Ralf Ludwig

  1. NMR methodologies in the analysis of blueberries.

    Capitani, Donatella; Sobolev, Anatoly P; Delfini, Maurizio; Vista, Silvia; Antiochia, Riccarda; Proietti, Noemi; Bubici, Salvatore; Ferrante, Gianni; Carradori, Simone; De Salvador, Flavio Roberto; Mannina, Luisa

    2014-06-01

    An NMR analytical protocol based on complementary high and low field measurements is proposed for blueberry characterization. Untargeted NMR metabolite profiling of blueberries aqueous and organic extracts as well as targeted NMR analysis focused on anthocyanins and other phenols are reported. Bligh-Dyer and microwave-assisted extractions were carried out and compared showing a better recovery of lipidic fraction in the case of microwave procedure. Water-soluble metabolites belonging to different classes such as sugars, amino acids, organic acids, and phenolic compounds, as well as metabolites soluble in organic solvent such as triglycerides, sterols, and fatty acids, were identified. Five anthocyanins (malvidin-3-glucoside, malvidin-3-galactoside, delphinidin-3-glucoside, delphinidin-3-galactoside, and petunidin-3-glucoside) and 3-O-?-l-rhamnopyranosyl quercetin were identified in solid phase extract. The water status of fresh and withered blueberries was monitored by portable NMR and fast-field cycling NMR. (1) H depth profiles, T2 transverse relaxation times and dispersion profiles were found to be sensitive to the withering. PMID:24668393

  2. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) blood flow imaging

    Picture element values in NMR images are dependent not only upon T/sub 1/ and T/sub 2/ relaxation times but also on the local density and velocity of hydrogen nuclei moving through the region being imaged. In 1959 the potential of non-imaging NMR for measuring blood flow was demonstrated. Recently several investigators have proposed methods for combining NMR imaging with NMR blood flow measurements. The authors have investigated the relationships between various radiofrequency pulse sequences and flow rate and their effects on image intensity using a constant flow pump and a 0.5 Tesla Technicare Teslacon NMR imager. Dilute mixtures of ethylene glycol were used to simulate blood. Flow measurements were made in Tygon Tubing (12 mm) at variable velocities ranging from 0-35 cm/sec. The flow phantom was used to calibrate several pulse sequences relating image intensity and vascular flow velocity. Representative patient studies demonstrating blood-flow have been performed. The calibration is being extended to pulsatile flow systems

  3. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR): principles and applications

    The basis for the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is the ability of certain nuclei possessing both intrinsic angular momentum or ''spin'' I and magnetic moment to absorb electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency range. In principle, there are approximately 200 nuclei which may be investigated using the NMR technique. The NMR spectrum consists of intensity peaks along an axis calibrated in terms of the steady magnetic field or the frequency of the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation. Analysis of the number, spacing, position and intensity of the lines in an NMR spectrum consists of intensity peaks along an axis calibrated in terms of the steady magnetic field or the frequency of the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation. Analysis of the number, spacing, position and intensity of the lines in an NMR spectrum provides a variety of qualitative and quantitative analytical applications. The most obvious applications consist of the measurements of nuclear properties, such as spin number and nuclear magnetic moment. In liquids, the fine structure of resonance spectra provides a tool for chemical identification and molecular structure analysis. Other applications include the measurements of self-diffusion coefficients, magnetic fields and field homogeneity, inter-nuclear distances, and, in some cases, the water content of biological materials. (author)

  4. Determination of relative natural isotopic abundance of 2H using NMR spectroscopy and application in food analysis

    The basic relations are defined for determining the content of deuterium in compound CXHP. Hydrogen atoms 1H and 2H are distributed among the individual diastereotopic points in the molecule which is either monodeuterized or non deuterized. The SNIF-NMR parameter is derived from these assumptions. Procedures are presented for preparing samples for NMR experiments. For measuring NMR spectra of 2H the effects are considered of relaxation times and the total time of measurement. Relaxation times of deuterium in small molecules are of the order of 1 second. The possibilities are shown of using 2H NMR spectroscopy for the study of deuterium transfer during chemical and biochemical reactions, for the determination of isotope purity, the determination of the origin of the sample and for the surveillance of technological processes. Examples of the applications are given. (E.S.). 3 figs., 8 tabs., 42 refs

  5. Optimization of CPMG sequences for NMR borehole measurements

    M. Ronczka

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Nuklear Magnetic Resonance (NMR can provide key information such as porosity and permeability for hydrological characterization of geological material. Especially the NMR transverse relaxation time T2 is used to estimate permeability since it reflects a pore-size dependent relaxation process. The measurement sequence (CPMG usually used consists of several thousands of electromagnetic pulses to densely record the relaxation process. These pulses are equidistantly spaced by a time constant τ. In NMR borehole applications the use of CPMG sequences for measuring the transverse relaxation time T2 is limited due to requirements on energy consumption. It is state of the art to conduct at least two sequences with different echo spacings (τ for recording fast and slow relaxing processes that correspond to different pore-sizes. For the purpose to reduce the amount of energy used for conducting CPMG sequences and to obtain both, slow and fast, decaying components within one sequence we tested the usage of CPMG sequences with an increasing τ and a decreasing number of pulses. A synthetic study as well as laboratory measurements on samples of glass beads and granulate of different grain size spectra were conducted to evaluate the effects of of an increasing τ spacing, e.g. an enhanced relaxation due to diffusion processes. The results are showing broadened T2 distributions if the number of pulses is decreasing and the mean grain size is increasing, which is mostly an effect of a significantly shortened acquisition time. The shift of T2 distributions to small decay times in dependence of the τ spacing and the mean grain size distribution is observable. We found that it is possible to conduct CPMG sequences with an increased τ spacing. According to the acquisition time and enhanced diffusion the sequence parameters (number of pulses and τmax has to be chosen carefully. Otherwise the underestimated relaxation time (T2 will lead to misinterpretations.

  6. A modularized pulse programmer for NMR spectroscopy

    A modularized pulse programmer for a NMR spectrometer is described. It consists of a networked PCI-104 single-board computer and a field programmable gate array (FPGA). The PCI-104 is dedicated to translate the pulse sequence elements from the host computer into 48-bit binary words and download these words to the FPGA, while the FPGA functions as a sequencer to execute these binary words. High-resolution NMR spectra obtained on a home-built spectrometer with four pulse programmers working concurrently demonstrate the effectiveness of the pulse programmer. Advantages of the module include (1) once designed it can be duplicated and used to construct a scalable NMR/MRI system with multiple transmitter and receiver channels, (2) it is a totally programmable system in which all specific applications are determined by software, and (3) it provides enough reserve for possible new pulse sequences

  7. Gas NMR Characterization of Oil Shale

    Sorte, Eric; Laicher, Gernot; Saam, Brian

    2007-10-01

    Accurate descriptions and simulations of oil reservoirs such as carbonate-rich sedimentary rock are important for the efficient development and conversion of recoverable energy reserves. These descriptions depend on reliable measures of the properties of the formation rock such as absolute and effective porosity, mineralogical composition, permeability, and tortuosity. NMR signal relaxation time (T1 and T2) and measurements of restricted diffusion of gases in porous media can be used to probe multi-pore media, yielding valuable petrophysical information and allowing the characterization of internal topology and pore size distribution. We employ NMR techniques on imbibed fluorinated and hyperpolarized noble gases - gases with the unique properties of being chemically inert and minimally invasive while exhibiting favorable NMR properties - at various pressure and temperatures to characterize the shale heterogeneity. We show current results of our characterizations and explore ideas for future work.

  8. Deuterium NMR, induced and intrinsic cholesteric lyomesophases

    Induced and intrinsic cholesteric lyotropic mesophases were studied. Induced cholesteric lyomesophases based on potassium laurate (KL) system, with small amounts of cholesterol added, were studied by deuterium NMR and by polarizing microscopy. Order profiles obtained from deuterium NMR of KL perdenderated chains in both induced cholesteric and normal mesophases were compared. The intrinsic cholesteric lyotropic mesophases were based on the amphiphile potassium N-lauroyl serinate (KLNS) in the resolved levo form. The study of the type I intrinsic cholesteric mesophase was made by optical microscopy under polarized light and the type II intrinsic cholesteric lyomesophase was characterized by deuterium NMR. The new texture was explained by the use of the theory of disclinations developed for thermotropic liquid crystals, specially for cholesteric type. (M.J.C.)

  9. Handbook of tritium NMR spectroscopy and applications

    Following a brief introduction, highlighting the importance of 3H nmr spectroscopy for tritium tracer studies, Chapter 1 deals with the theory of the method, the interpretation of spectra and other experimental aspects, emphasizing the importance of careful sample preparation and the special relationship of 3H nmr spectral detail to the wealth of published data for proton spectra. Chapter 2 reviews the current methods for labelling compounds with tritium and the relationship of observed patterns of labelling to these methods. Chapter 3 describes applications of 3H nmr spectroscopy to research in the life sciences which illustrate the power of the technique. Studies employing this analytical tool have revealed numerous interesting and indeed unexpected results in the behaviour of tritium atoms in labelled molecules. These studies have included applications of tritiated compounds in analytical and biochemical problems, in problems of catalysis and reaction mechanisms, and in other areas of scientific research. (author)

  10. Chemical applications of 99Tc NMR spectroscopy: preparation of novel Tc(VII) species and their characterization by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy

    The 99Tc NMR parameters of a number of Tc(VII) and one Tc(V) species have been determined. The anion TcO4- (ω = 22.508 311 MHz in H2O) was chosen as the standard for 99Tc NMR spectroscopy. A 99Tc-17O coupling constant of 131.4 Hz was obtained from a 17O- and 18O-enriched sample of TcO4- whose 99Tc spectrum also showed an isotopic shift of 0.22 ppm/mass number arising from a statistical distribution of 16O/17O/18O isotopic isomers. Technetium-99 and proton NMR provided definitive proof for the existence of the stereochemically nonrigid TcH92- anion. Both TcO3F and the novel TcO3+ cation were synthesized and characterized by 99Tc, 17O, and 19F NMR spectroscopy. Preliminary results on two new technetium(VII) oxyfluorides tentatively identified as F2O2TcOTcO2F2 and TcO2F3 are also reported. The diagmagnetic d2 anion, TcO2(CN)43-, represents the most deshielded 99Tc environment encountered in the present study

  11. Rapid Parametric Imaging in NMR

    Gibbs, Peter

    1990-01-01

    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. Requires signed TDF. The work described in this thesis is that undertaken by the author except where indicated by reference. It was carried out in the Physics Department of the University of Nottingham between October 1987 and August 1990. This thesis describes the measurement of various parameters in a high speed imaging environment. Methods of mapping both spin-lattice and spin -spin relaxation rates using echo-planar imaging have been developed. Results on phantoms and the human body are presented. Details of a velocity measuring technique are also outlined and quantitative results on a water phantom are shown, along with preliminary results obtained on the human body. The adaptability of echo-planar imaging to parameter measurement is clearly illustrated and its future use in this field discussed.

  12. Application of site-specific natural isotope fractionation (SNIF-NMR) of hydrogen to the characterization of European beers

    Martin, G.J.; Benbernou, M.; Lantier, F. (Nantes Univ., 44 (France))

    More than one hundred samples of European beers have been investigated by the new SNIF-NMR method which is based on 2H NMR at the natural abundance level and enables site-specific natural isotope fractionation factors in ethanol to be determined. The relative (R) and absolute (D/H)sub(i) parameters are shown to be characteristic of the country where the beers are brewed and the observed variations are explained in terms of cereal composition, water resource, and manufacturing processing (fermentation, yeast, temperature cycle). These new parameters find analytical and mechanistic applications in the identification of a beer and in the investigation of a fermentation process.

  13. Application of site-specific natural isotope fractionation (SNIF-NMR) of hydrogen to the characterization of European beers

    More than one hundred samples of European beers have been investigated by the new SNIF-NMR method which is based on 2H NMR at the natural abundance level and enables site-specific natural isotope fractionation factors in ethanol to be determined. The relative (R) and absolute (D/H)sub(i) parameters are shown to be characteristic of the country where the beers are brewed and the observed variations are explained in terms of cereal composition, water resource, and manufacturing processing (fermentation, yeast, temperature cycle). These new parameters find analytical and mechanistic applications in the identification of a beer and in the investigation of a fermentation process. (author)

  14. 1 MHz bandwidth true NMR SQUID amplifier

    Thomasson, S. L.; Gould, C. M.

    1995-10-01

    We have developed an integrated dc SQUID magnetometer with additional positive feedback (APF) for low frequency true NMR applications. The APF scheme allows direct coupled read out from the SQUID to room temperature electronics and eliminates the need for the conventional modulation scheme, thereby greatly simplifying the flux-locked loop electronics. We have configured our SQUID system for the specific needs of sensitive NMR measurements which include large bandwidth and high slew rate. We have achieved a bandwidth of 1.2 MHz and a slew rate greater than 105?0/s for frequencies above 10 kHz.

  15. 1 MHz bandwidth true NMR SQUID amplifier

    We have developed an integrated dc SQUID magnetometer with additional positive feedback (APF) for low frequency true NMR applications. The APF scheme allows direct coupled read out from the SQUID to room temperature electronics and eliminates the need for the conventional modulation scheme, thereby greatly simplifying the flux-locked loop electronics. We have configured our SQUID system for the specific needs of sensitive NMR measurements which include large bandwidth and high slew rate. We have achieved a bandwidth of 1.2 MHz and a slew rate greater than 105?0/s for frequencies above 10 kHz

  16. Using NMR to Measure Fractal Dimensions

    Candela, D; Wong, Po-zen

    2002-01-01

    A comment is made on the recent PFG NMR measurements by Stallmach, et al. on water-saturated sands [Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 105505 (2002)]. It is pointed out that the usual law for the time-dependent diffusion coefficient D(t) used by these authors is not valid for a fractal surface. It is shown that (1-D(t)/D0) \\~ t^[(3-Ds)/2] at short times for a surface of fractal dimension Ds, where D0 is the bulk diffusion coefficient. Preliminary PFG NMR data on water saturated limestone and plastic beads are presented to illustrate this analysis.

  17. Tritiation methods and tritium NMR spectroscopy

    We have used a simple process for the production of highly tritiated water and characterized the product species by 1H and 3H NMR spectroscopy. The water is readily manipulated and used in subsequent reactions either as T2O, CH3COOT or CF3COOT. Development of tritiated diimide has progressed to the point where cis-hydrogenated products at 1-20 Ci/mmole S.A. are possible. Tri-n-butyl tin tritide has been produced at >95% tritium content and well characterized by multinuclear NMR techniques. 27 refs., 3 figs

  18. NMR characterization of high cis polybutadiene

    In this work a laboratory scale process was studied for the production of polybutadiene with high content of cis-1,4 repeating units. A Ziegler-Natta catalytic system constituted of neodymium versatate (Nd), tert-butyl chloride (Cl) and an organo aluminium compound (Al) was used. The influence of the organo aluminium (co catalyst) type, Al/Nd and Cl/Nd molar ratios on the polymer microstructure was verified. The polymers microstructures were characterized by 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The maximum content of cis-1,4 repeating units determined by 13C-NMR was 97.37%. (author)

  19. NMR characterization of high cis polybutadiene

    Fraga, L.A.; Tavares, M.I.B. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Macromoleculas Professora Eloisa Mano]. E-mail: mibt@ima.ufrj.br; Coutinho, F.M.B.; Costa, M.A.S. [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica

    2004-07-01

    In this work a laboratory scale process was studied for the production of polybutadiene with high content of cis-1,4 repeating units. A Ziegler-Natta catalytic system constituted of neodymium versatate (Nd), tert-butyl chloride (Cl) and an organo aluminium compound (Al) was used. The influence of the organo aluminium (co catalyst) type, Al/Nd and Cl/Nd molar ratios on the polymer microstructure was verified. The polymers microstructures were characterized by {sup 13}C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The maximum content of cis-1,4 repeating units determined by {sup 13}C-NMR was 97.37%. (author)

  20. The Quiet Renaissance of Protein NMR

    Barrett, Paul J.; Chen, Jiang; Cho, Min-Kyu; Kim, Ji-Hun; Lu, Zhenwei; Mathew, Sijo; Peng, Dungeng; Song, Yuanli; Van Horn, Wade D.; Zhuang, Tiandi; Sönnichsen, Frank D.; Sanders, Charles R.

    2013-01-01

    From roughly 1985 through the start of the new millennium, the cutting edge of solution protein nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was to a significant extent driven by the aspiration to determine structures. Here we survey recent advances in protein NMR that herald a renaissance in which a number of its most important applications reflect the broad problem-solving capability displayed by this method during its classical era during the 1970s and early 80s. “Without receivers fitted and kept in order, the air may tingle and thrill with the message, but it will not reach my spirit and consciousness.” Mary Slessor, Calabar, circa 1910 PMID:23368985

  1. NMR-based metabolomics of mammalian cell and tissue cultures

    Aranibar, Nelly; Borys, Michael; Mackin, Nancy A.; Ly, Van; Abu-Absi, Nicholas; Abu-Absi, Susan [Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (United States); Niemitz, Matthias [PERCH Solutions Ltd. (Finland); Schilling, Bernhard; Li, Zheng Jian; Brock, Barry; Russell, Reb J.; Tymiak, Adrienne; Reily, Michael D., E-mail: michael.reily@bms.com [Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (United States)

    2011-04-15

    NMR spectroscopy was used to evaluate growth media and the cellular metabolome in two systems of interest to biomedical research. The first of these was a Chinese hamster ovary cell line engineered to express a recombinant protein. Here, NMR spectroscopy and a quantum mechanical total line shape analysis were utilized to quantify 30 metabolites such as amino acids, Krebs cycle intermediates, activated sugars, cofactors, and others in both media and cell extracts. The impact of bioreactor scale and addition of anti-apoptotic agents to the media on the extracellular and intracellular metabolome indicated changes in metabolic pathways of energy utilization. These results shed light into culture parameters that can be manipulated to optimize growth and protein production. Second, metabolomic analysis was performed on the superfusion media in a common model used for drug metabolism and toxicology studies, in vitro liver slices. In this study, it is demonstrated that two of the 48 standard media components, choline and histidine are depleted at a faster rate than many other nutrients. Augmenting the starting media with extra choline and histidine improves the long-term liver slice viability as measured by higher tissues levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), glutathione and ATP, as well as lower LDH levels in the media at time points out to 94 h after initiation of incubation. In both models, media components and cellular metabolites are measured over time and correlated with currently accepted endpoint measures.

  2. NMR-based metabolomics of mammalian cell and tissue cultures

    NMR spectroscopy was used to evaluate growth media and the cellular metabolome in two systems of interest to biomedical research. The first of these was a Chinese hamster ovary cell line engineered to express a recombinant protein. Here, NMR spectroscopy and a quantum mechanical total line shape analysis were utilized to quantify 30 metabolites such as amino acids, Krebs cycle intermediates, activated sugars, cofactors, and others in both media and cell extracts. The impact of bioreactor scale and addition of anti-apoptotic agents to the media on the extracellular and intracellular metabolome indicated changes in metabolic pathways of energy utilization. These results shed light into culture parameters that can be manipulated to optimize growth and protein production. Second, metabolomic analysis was performed on the superfusion media in a common model used for drug metabolism and toxicology studies, in vitro liver slices. In this study, it is demonstrated that two of the 48 standard media components, choline and histidine are depleted at a faster rate than many other nutrients. Augmenting the starting media with extra choline and histidine improves the long-term liver slice viability as measured by higher tissues levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), glutathione and ATP, as well as lower LDH levels in the media at time points out to 94 h after initiation of incubation. In both models, media components and cellular metabolites are measured over time and correlated with currently accepted endpoint measures.

  3. Conventions and nomenclature for double diffusion encoding NMR and MRI.

    Shemesh, Noam; Jespersen, Sune N; Alexander, Daniel C; Cohen, Yoram; Drobnjak, Ivana; Dyrby, Tim B; Finsterbusch, Jurgen; Koch, Martin A; Kuder, Tristan; Laun, Fredrik; Lawrenz, Marco; Lundell, Henrik; Mitra, Partha P; Nilsson, Markus; zarslan, Evren; Topgaard, Daniel; Westin, Carl-Fredrik

    2016-01-01

    Stejskal and Tanner's ingenious pulsed field gradient design from 1965 has made diffusion NMR and MRI the mainstay of most studies seeking to resolve microstructural information in porous systems in general and biological systems in particular. Methods extending beyond Stejskal and Tanner's design, such as double diffusion encoding (DDE) NMR and MRI, may provide novel quantifiable metrics that are less easily inferred from conventional diffusion acquisitions. Despite the growing interest on the topic, the terminology for the pulse sequences, their parameters, and the metrics that can be derived from them remains inconsistent and disparate among groups active in DDE. Here, we present a consensus of those groups on terminology for DDE sequences and associated concepts. Furthermore, the regimes in which DDE metrics appear to provide microstructural information that cannot be achieved using more conventional counterparts (in a model-free fashion) are elucidated. We highlight in particular DDE's potential for determining microscopic diffusion anisotropy and microscopic fractional anisotropy, which offer metrics of microscopic features independent of orientation dispersion and thus provide information complementary to the standard, macroscopic, fractional anisotropy conventionally obtained by diffusion MR. Finally, we discuss future vistas and perspectives for DDE. Magn Reson Med 75:82-87, 2016. 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26418050

  4. Assessment of DFT functionals with NMR chemical shifts

    Laskowski, Robert; Blaha, Peter; Tran, Fabien

    2013-05-01

    Density-functional theory (DFT) calculations of the magnetic shielding for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in solids provide an important contribution for understanding the experimentally observed chemical shifts. It is known that the calculated NMR shielding parameters for a particular nucleus in a series of compounds correlate well with the experimentally measured chemical shifts; however, the slope of a linear fit often differs from the ideal value of 1.0. Focusing on a series of ionic compounds (fluorides, oxides, bromides, and chlorides), we show that the error is caused by the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) to the exchange-correlation functional and it is related to the well-known band-gap problem. In order to devise an ab initio approach that would correctly reproduce the variation of the shifts within a series of compounds, we test various DFT based approaches. A simple GGA+U scheme with the orbital field acting on the cation d states does not work in a general way. Also, the popular hybrid functionals (including the screened versions), which contain some fixed amount of exact exchange, lead to a large overestimation of the necessary slope correction. Surprisingly, the best solution to this problem is offered by a semilocal potential designed by Becke and Johnson to reproduce the optimized exact exchange potential in free atoms.

  5. Solid State Multinuclear NMR Studies of Relaxor Ferroelectrics

    Hoatson, Gina; Zhou, Donghua; Fayon, Franck; Massiot, Dominique; Gan, Zhehong; Vold, Robert

    2002-03-01

    Multinuclear (207Pb, 45Sc, 93Nb) NMR has been used to investigate the local structure and cation disorder in solid solutions of (1-x) Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3: x Pb(Sc1/2Nb1/2)O3, as a function of concentration. The relaxor ferroelectrics have been well characterized by X-ray and dielectric response measurements(1). MAS, and 3QMAS spectra are presented for 93Nb at 14.0 and 19.6 Tesla. The 93Nb MAS lineshapes have been assigned to species with different arrangements of the nearest B-cation neighbors. It is necessary to include distributions of the electric field gradient parameters and dispersions in isotropic chemical shifts; these have been estimated from the data. The relative intensities of each spectral component are analyzed and the data strongly supports the modified Random Site model. To explain NMR intensities and to validate the model, Monte Carlo simulations will be presented. (1) P. K., Davies, L. Farber, M. Valant, and M. A. Akabas, AIP Conf. Proc. 535 (2000) 38-46.

  6. Performance of the WeNMR CS-Rosetta3 web server in CASD-NMR

    van der Schot, Gijs; Bonvin, Alexandre M.J.J.

    2016-01-01

    We present here the performance of the WeNMR CS-Rosetta3 web server in CASD-NMR, the critical assessment of automated structure determination by NMR. The CS-Rosetta server uses only chemical shifts for structure prediction, in combination, when available, with a post-scoring procedure based on unassigned NOE lists (Huang et al. in J Am Chem Soc 127:1665–1674, 2005b, doi:10.1021/ja047109h). We compare the original submissions using a previous version of the server based on Rosetta version 2.6 ...

  7. Theory of mirrored time domain sampling for NMR spectroscopy

    Ghosh, Arindam; Wu, Yibing; He, Yunfen; Szyperski, Thomas

    2011-12-01

    A generalized theory is presented for novel mirrored hypercomplex time domain sampling (MHS) of NMR spectra. It is the salient new feature of MHS that two interferograms are acquired with different directionality of time evolution, that is, one is sampled forward from time t = 0 to the maximal evolution time tmax, while the second is sampled backward from t = 0 to - tmax. The sampling can be accomplished in a (semi) constant time or non constant-time manner. Subsequently, the two interferograms are linearly combined to yield a complex time domain signal. The manifold of MHS schemes considered here is defined by arbitrary settings of sampling phases ('primary phase shifts') and amplitudes of the two interferograms. It is shown that, for any two given primary phase shifts, the addition theorems of trigonometric functions yield the unique linear combination required to form the complex signal. In the framework of clean absorption mode (CAM) acquisition of NMR spectra being devoid of residual dispersive signal components, 'secondary phase shifts' represent time domain phase errors which are to be eliminated. In contrast, such secondary phase shifts may be introduced by experimental design in order to encode additional NMR parameters, a new class of NMR experiments proposed here. For generalization, it is further considered that secondary phase shifts may depend on primary phase shifts and/or sampling directionality. In order to compare with MHS theory, a correspondingly generalized theory is derived for widely used hypercomplex ('States') sampling (HS). With generalized theory it is shown, first, that previously introduced 'canonical' schemes, characterized by primary phases being multiples of π/4, afford maximal intensity of the desired absorptive signals in the absence of secondary phase shifts, and second, how primary phases can be adjusted to maximize the signal intensity provided that the secondary phase shifts are known. Third, it is demonstrated that theory enables one to accurately measure secondary phase shifts and amplitude imbalances. Application to constant time 2D [ 13C, 1H]-HSQC spectra recorded for a protein sample with canonical MHS/HS schemes showed that accurate CAM data acquisition can be readily implemented on modern spectrometers for experiments based on through-bond polarization transfer. Fourth, when moderate variations of secondary phase shifts with primary phase shift and/or sampling directionality are encountered, generalized theory allowed comparison of the robustness of different MHS/HS schemes for CAM data acquisition, and thus to identify the scheme best suited to suppress dispersive peak components and quadrature image peaks. Moreover, it is shown that for spectra acquired with several indirect evolution periods, the best suited scheme can be identified independently for each of the periods.

  8. Solid-state NMR/NQR and first-principles study of two niobium halide cluster compounds.

    Perić, Berislav; Gautier, Régis; Pickard, Chris J; Bosiočić, Marko; Grbić, Mihael S; Požek, Miroslav

    2014-01-01

    Two hexanuclear niobium halide cluster compounds with a [Nb6X12](2+) (X=Cl, Br) diamagnetic cluster core, have been studied by a combination of experimental solid-state NMR/NQR techniques and PAW/GIPAW calculations. For niobium sites the NMR parameters were determined by using variable Bo field static broadband NMR measurements and additional NQR measurements. It was found that they possess large positive chemical shifts, contrary to majority of niobium compounds studied so far by solid-state NMR, but in accordance with chemical shifts of (95)Mo nuclei in structurally related compounds containing [Mo6Br8](4+) cluster cores. Experimentally determined δiso((93)Nb) values are in the range from 2,400 to 3,000 ppm. A detailed analysis of geometrical relations between computed electric field gradient (EFG) and chemical shift (CS) tensors with respect to structural features of cluster units was carried out. These tensors on niobium sites are almost axially symmetric with parallel orientation of the largest EFG and the smallest CS principal axes (Vzz and δ33) coinciding with the molecular four-fold axis of the [Nb6X12](2+) unit. Bridging halogen sites are characterized by large asymmetry of EFG and CS tensors, the largest EFG principal axis (Vzz) is perpendicular to the X-Nb bonds, while intermediate EFG principal axis (Vyy) and the largest CS principal axis (δ11) are oriented in the radial direction with respect to the center of the cluster unit. For more symmetrical bromide compound the PAW predictions for EFG parameters are in better correspondence with the NMR/NQR measurements than in the less symmetrical chlorine compound. Theoretically predicted NMR parameters of bridging halogen sites were checked by (79/81)Br NQR and (35)Cl solid-state NMR measurements. PMID:24581866

  9. SPE-NMR metabolite sub-profiling of urine

    Jacobs, D M; Spiesser, L.; Garnier, M.; Roo, N., de; Dorsten, F., van; Hollebrands, B.; van Velzen, E; Draijer, R.; Duynhoven, J.P.M. van

    2012-01-01

    NMR-based metabolite profiling of urine is a fast and reproducible method for detection of numerous metabolites with diverse chemical properties. However, signal overlap in the (1)H NMR profiles of human urine may hamper quantification and identification of metabolites. Therefore, a new method has been developed using automated solid-phase extraction (SPE) combined with NMR metabolite profiling. SPE-NMR of urine resulted in three fractions with complementary and reproducible sub-profiles. The...

  10. Hyperpolarized NMR Probes for Biological Assays

    Sebastian Meier

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available During the last decade, the development of nuclear spin polarization enhanced (hyperpolarized molecular probes has opened up new opportunities for studying the inner workings of living cells in real time. The hyperpolarized probes are produced ex situ, introduced into biological systems and detected with high sensitivity and contrast against background signals using high resolution NMR spectroscopy. A variety of natural, derivatized and designed hyperpolarized probes has emerged for diverse biological studies including assays of intracellular reaction progression, pathway kinetics, probe uptake and export, pH, redox state, reactive oxygen species, ion concentrations, drug efficacy or oncogenic signaling. These probes are readily used directly under natural conditions in biofluids and are often directly developed and optimized for cellular assays, thus leaving little doubt about their specificity and utility under biologically relevant conditions. Hyperpolarized molecular probes for biological NMR spectroscopy enable the unbiased detection of complex processes by virtue of the high spectral resolution, structural specificity and quantifiability of NMR signals. Here, we provide a survey of strategies used for the selection, design and use of hyperpolarized NMR probes in biological assays, and describe current limitations and developments.

  11. Gate controlled amplifier for platinum NMR thermometry

    Jinzaki, Y.; Okuda, Y.; Ikushima, A. J.

    A 250 kHz pulsed NMR circuit for measurement of platinum nuclear susceptibility is described. The nuclear free induction decay signal is detected using the single-coil method. Saturation of the amplifier is avoided by gating the rf pulse. This system is used for nuclear thermometry below 30 mK.

  12. Sample patterning on NMR surface microcoils.

    Ehrmann, K; Gersbach, M; Pascoal, P; Vincent, F; Massin, C; Stamou, D; Besse, P-A; Vogel, H; Popovic, R S

    2006-01-01

    Aligned microcontact printing for patterning the sample in areas of homogeneous RF-field on the highly sensitive surface of planar NMR microprobes is presented. We experimentally demonstrate that sample patterning allows drastic improvement of the spin excitation uniformity. The NMR microprobes are designed for cell analysis and characterized using lipid vesicles as cell substitutes. Lipid vesicles are advantageous as composition and concentration of the confined solution are precisely controlled and because of their similarity to living cells. Using aligned microcontact printing, a monolayer of lipid vesicles is immobilized on the surface of the planar NMR microprobe in a patterned way. 1H NMR spectra and CPMG spin echoes of sucrose solution confined within the lipid vesicles are successfully recorded. Nutation curves of the sample structured in different patterns demonstrate the impact of patterning on the spin excitation uniformity. The total detection volumes are between 1 and 2 nL and derived with help of a theoretic model based on 3D finite element simulation. This model predicts the signal-to-noise ratio and the progression of the nutation curves. PMID:16239115

  13. NMR analysis of a fluorocarbon copolymer

    Smith, R.E.; Smith, C.H.

    1987-10-01

    Vinylidene fluoride (VF/sub 2/) can be copolymerized with chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) in an aqueous emulsion using a peroxide chain initiator. The physical properties of the resulting fluorocarbon polymer depend on the ratio of VF/sub 2/ to CTFE and the randomness of the copolymerization. When CTFE and VF are polymerized in an approximately 3:1 mole ratio, the resulting polymer is soluble in acetone (and other solvents) at room temperature. Using proton and fluorine-19 NMR, the mole ratio of CTFE to VF/sub 2/, the emulsifier (perfluorodecanoate) concentration, and the randomness of copolymerization can be determined. A trifluorotoluene internal standard is added to a d/sub 6/-acetone solution of the fluoropolymer. Proton NMR is used to determine the amount of VF/sub 2/. Fluorine-19 NMR is used to measure the amount of emulsifier and the randomness of copolymerization. Each analysis requires about 5 minutes, and is quite precise, with relative standard deviations from 3 to 10% (10 replicates analyzed). In addition, the results from NMR analyses agree well with wet chemical analyses. 4 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  14. NMR analysis of a fluorocarbon copolymer

    Vinylidene fluoride (VF2) can be copolymerized with chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) in an aqueous emulsion using a peroxide chain initiator. The physical properties of the resulting fluorocarbon polymer depend on the ratio of VF2 to CTFE and the randomness of the copolymerization. When CTFE and VF are polymerized in an approximately 3:1 mole ratio, the resulting polymer is soluble in acetone (and other solvents) at room temperature. Using proton and fluorine-19 NMR, the mole ratio of CTFE to VF2, the emulsifier (perfluorodecanoate) concentration, and the randomness of copolymerization can be determined. A trifluorotoluene internal standard is added to a d6-acetone solution of the fluoropolymer. Proton NMR is used to determine the amount of VF2. Fluorine-19 NMR is used to measure the amount of emulsifier and the randomness of copolymerization. Each analysis requires about 5 minutes, and is quite precise, with relative standard deviations from 3 to 10% (10 replicates analyzed). In addition, the results from NMR analyses agree well with wet chemical analyses. 4 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs

  15. Benzhydroximic Acids - NMR Study of Trimethylsilyl Derivatives

    Schraml, Jan; Kvíčalová, Magdalena; Soukupová, Ludmila; Blechta, Vratislav; Exner, Otto

    2000-01-01

    Roč. 597, 1-2 (2000), s. 200-205. ISSN 0022-328X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA4072605; GA MŠk LB98233 Keywords : trimethylsilyl derivatives * substituted benzhydroximic acids * NMR chemical shifts Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 1.632, year: 2000

  16. Structural Studies of Biological Solids Using NMR

    Ramamoorthy, Ayyalusamy

    2011-03-01

    High-resolution structure and dynamics of biological molecules are important in understanding their function. While studies have been successful in solving the structures of water-soluble biomolecules, it has been proven difficult to determine the structures of membrane proteins and fibril systems. Recent studies have shown that solid-state NMR is a promising technique and could be highly valuable in studying such non-crystalline and non-soluble biosystems. I will present strategies to study the structures of such challenging systems and also about the applications of solid-state NMR to study the modes of membrane-peptide interactions for a better assessment of the prospects of antimicrobial peptides as substitutes to antibiotics in the control of human disease. Our studies on the mechanism of membrane disruption by LL-37 (a human antimicrobial peptide), analogs of the naturally occurring antimicrobial peptide magainin2 extracted from the skin of the African frog Xenopus Laevis, and pardaxin will be presented. Solid-state NMR experiments were used to determine the secondary structure, dynamics and topology of these peptides in lipid bilayers. Similarities and difference in the cell-lysing mechanism, and their dependence on the membrane composition, of these peptides will be discussed. Atomic-level resolution NMR structures of amyloidogenic proteins revealing the misfolding pathway and early intermediates that play key roles in amyloid toxicity will also be presented.

  17. The bar coil for NMR tomograph

    The bar coil (bi-planar) for the NMR tomograph, designed for medical diagnostics, has been described. The tests of coil shown that it generates good homogenous magnetic field in a big volume what results in improving of the signal-to-noise ratio

  18. NMR blood vessel imaging method and apparatus

    A high speed method of forming computed images of blood vessels based on measurements of characteristics of a body is described comprising the steps of: subjecting a predetermined body area containing blood vessels of interest to, successively, applications of a short repetition time (TR) NMR pulse sequence during the period of high blood velocity and then to corresponding applications during the period of low blood velocity for successive heart beat cycles; weighting the collected imaging data from each application of the NMR pulse sequence according to whether the data was acquired during the period of high blood velocity or a period of low blood velocity of the corresponding heart beat cycle; accumulating weighted imaging data from a plurality of NMR pulse sequences corresponding to high blood velocity periods and from a plurality of NMR pulse sequences corresponding to low blood velocity periods; subtracting the weighted imaging data corresponding to each specific phase encoding acquired during the high blood velocity periods from the weighted imaging data for the same phase encoding corresponding to low blood velocity periods in order to compute blood vessel imaging data; and forming an image of the blood vessels of interest from the blood vessel imaging data

  19. Responsibilities of NMR application in research

    NMR investigations in clinical and/or scientific studies may be covered by different radiation protection regulations and legal liability responsibilities. The following topics are discussed: incidental findings, applicability to the situation in radiological hospitals, explicit abandonment of probands/patients, liability of the clinic, liability with respect to contrast agent administration, creation of additional imaging, attendance of radiologists, information requirements.

  20. Novel NMR Method for Organic Aerosol Analysis

    Horník, Štěpán

    Prague : Institute of Chemical Process Fundamental of the CAS, v. v. i, 2015 - (Bendová, M.; Wagner, Z.), s. 20-21 ISBN 978-80-86186-70-2. [Bažant Postgraduate Conference 2015. Prague (CZ)] Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : nmr method * organic aerosol composition * analysis Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  1. 3D Reconstruction of NMR Images

    Peter Izak; Milan Smetana; Libor Hargas; Miroslav Hrianka; Pavol Spanik

    2007-01-01

    This paper introduces experiment of 3D reconstruction NMR images scanned from magnetic resonance device. There are described methods which can be used for 3D reconstruction magnetic resonance images in biomedical application. The main idea is based on marching cubes algorithm. For this task was chosen sophistication method by program Vision Assistant, which is a part of program LabVIEW.

  2. Molecular dynamics - NMR experiments and simulations

    Dračínský, Martin; Hodgkinson, P.; Kessler, Jiří; Bouř, Petr

    Brno : Masaryk University Press, 2015 - (Sklenář, V.). s. 277-278 ISBN 978-80-210-7890-1. [EUROMAR 2015. 05.07.2015-10.07.2015, Praha] Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : molecular dynamics * NMR spectroscopy * MD simulations Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  3. The precision of NMR structure ensembles revisited

    Biomolecular structures provide the basis for many studies in research areas such as structure-based drug design and homology modeling. In order to use molecular coordinates it is important that they are reliable in terms of accurate description of the experimental data and in terms of the overall and local geometry. Besides these primary quality criteria an indication is needed for the uncertainty in the atomic coordinates that may arise from the dynamic behavior of the considered molecules as well as from experimental- and computational procedures.In contrast to the crystallographic B-factor, a good measure for the uncertainty in NMR-derived atomic coordinates is still not available. It has become clear in recent years that the widely used atomic Root Mean Square Deviation (RMSD), which is a measure for the precision of the data, overestimates the accuracy of NMR structure ensembles and therefore is a problematic measure for the uncertainty in the atomic coordinates.In this study we report a method that yields a more realistic estimate of the uncertainty in the atomic coordinates by maximizing the RMSD of an ensemble of structures, while maintaining the accordance with the experimentally derived data. The results indicate that the RMSD of most NMR structure ensembles can be significantly increased compromising neither geometric quality nor NMR data. This maximized RMSD therefore seems a better estimate of the true uncertainty in the atomic coordinates

  4. NMR study of multiferroic iron niobate perovskites

    Kouřil, K.; Chlan, V.; Štěpánková, H.; Řezníček, R.; Laguta, Valentyn; Raevski, I. P.

    Warszawa : Polish Academy of Sciences, 2015, s. 234-236. ISSN 0587-4246. [The European Conference PHYSICS OF MAGNETISM 2014/PM'14/. Poznań (PL), 23.06.2014-27.06.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-11473S Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : multiferroics * magnetism * NMR Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  5. SQUID detected NMR in microtesla magnetic fields

    Matlachov, Andrei N.; Volegov, Petr L.; Espy, Michelle A.; George, John S.; Kraus, Robert H.

    2004-09-01

    We have built an NMR system that employs a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) detector and operates in measurement fields of 2-25 μT. The system uses a pre-polarizing field from 4 to 30 mT generated by simple room-temperature wire-wound coils that are turned off during measurements. The instrument has an open geometry with samples located outside the cryostat at room-temperature. This removes constraints on sample size and allows us to obtain signals from living tissue. We have obtained 1H NMR spectra from a variety of samples including water, mineral oil, and a live frog. We also acquired gradient encoded free induction decay (FID) data from a water-plastic phantom in the μT regime, from which simple projection images were reconstructed. NMR signals from samples inside metallic containers have also been acquired. This is possible because the penetration skin depth is much greater at the low operating frequencies of this system than for conventional systems. Advantages to ultra-low field NMR measurements include lower susceptibility artifacts caused by high strength polarizing and measurement fields, and negligible line width broadening due to measurement field inhomogeneity, reducing the burden of producing highly homogeneous fields.

  6. Superoxygenated Water as an Experimental Sample for NMR Relaxometry

    Nestle, Nikolaus; Dakkouri, Marwan; Rauscher, Hubert

    2004-01-01

    The increase in NMR relaxation rates as a result of dissolved paramagnetic species on the sample of superoxygenated drinking water is demonstrated. It is concluded that oxygen content in NMR samples is an important issue and can give rise to various problems in the interpretation of both spectroscopic and NMR imaging or relaxation experiments.

  7. Lithological control on gas hydrate saturation as revealed by signal classification of NMR logging data

    Bauer, Klaus; Kulenkampff, Johannes; Henninges, Jan; Spangenberg, Erik

    2015-09-01

    In this paper, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) downhole logging data are analyzed with a new strategy to study gas hydrate-bearing sediments in the Mackenzie Delta (NW Canada). In NMR logging, transverse relaxation time (T2) distribution curves are usually used to determine single-valued parameters such as apparent total porosity or hydrocarbon saturation. Our approach analyzes the entire T2 distribution curves as quasi-continuous signals to characterize the rock formation. We apply self-organizing maps, a neural network clustering technique, to subdivide the data set of NMR curves into classes with a similar and distinctive signal shape. The method includes (1) preparation of data vectors, (2) unsupervised learning, (3) cluster definition, and (4) classification and depth mapping of all NMR signals. Each signal class thus represents a specific pore size distribution which can be interpreted in terms of distinct lithologies and reservoir types. A key step in the interpretation strategy is to reconcile the NMR classes with other log data not considered in the clustering analysis, such as gamma ray, hydrate saturation, and other logs. Our results defined six main lithologies within the target zone. Gas hydrate layers were recognized by their low signal amplitudes for all relaxation times. Most importantly, two subtypes of hydrate-bearing shaly sands were identified. They show distinct NMR signals and differ in hydrate saturation and gamma ray values. An inverse linear relationship between hydrate saturation and clay content was concluded. Finally, we infer that the gas hydrate is not grain coating, but rather, pore filling with matrix support is the preferred growth habit model for the studied formation.

  8. Performance of the WeNMR CS-Rosetta3 web server in CASD-NMR

    We present here the performance of the WeNMR CS-Rosetta3 web server in CASD-NMR, the critical assessment of automated structure determination by NMR. The CS-Rosetta server uses only chemical shifts for structure prediction, in combination, when available, with a post-scoring procedure based on unassigned NOE lists (Huang et al. in J Am Chem Soc 127:1665–1674, 2005b, doi: 10.1021/ja047109h 10.1021/ja047109h ). We compare the original submissions using a previous version of the server based on Rosetta version 2.6 with recalculated targets using the new R3FP fragment picker for fragment selection and implementing a new annotation of prediction reliability (van der Schot et al. in J Biomol NMR 57:27–35, 2013, doi: 10.1007/s10858-013-9762-6 10.1007/s10858-013-9762-6 ), both implemented in the CS-Rosetta3 WeNMR server. In this second round of CASD-NMR, the WeNMR CS-Rosetta server has demonstrated a much better performance than in the first round since only converged targets were submitted. Further, recalculation of all CASD-NMR targets using the new version of the server demonstrates that our new annotation of prediction quality is giving reliable results. Predictions annotated as weak are often found to provide useful models, but only for a fraction of the sequence, and should therefore only be used with caution

  9. Pulsed NMR experiments in superfluid 3He confined in aerogel

    Pulsed NMR experiments have been performed in both B and supercooled A phases of superfluid 3He in aerogel. Dependencies of spin precession frequency on tipping angle in B-phase of superfluid 3He in aerogel are found to be different for pure 3He and for the cell preplated with 4He. A sharp increase of the frequency for tipping angles greater than 104 deg. was observed in low temperature superfluid phase of 3He in 4He preplated aerogel as it is expected for the B-phase structure of the order parameter. Dependencies of the frequency on the tipping angle in supercooled A-phase are similar for both pure 3He and 4He preplated aerogel

  10. Conventions and nomenclature for double diffusion encoding NMR and MRI

    Shemesh, Noam; Jespersen, Sune N; Alexander, Daniel C; Cohen, Yoram; Drobnjak, Ivana; Dyrby, Tim B; Finsterbusch, Jurgen; Koch, Martin A; Kuder, Tristan; Laun, Fredrik; Lawrenz, Marco; Lundell, Henrik; Mitra, Partha P; Nilsson, Markus; Özarslan, Evren; Topgaard, Daniel; Westin, Carl-Fredrik

    2015-01-01

    , such as double diffusion encoding (DDE) NMR and MRI, may provide novel quantifiable metrics that are less easily inferred from conventional diffusion acquisitions. Despite the growing interest on the topic, the terminology for the pulse sequences, their parameters, and the metrics that can be derived...... conventional counterparts (in a model-free fashion) are elucidated. We highlight in particular DDE's potential for determining microscopic diffusion anisotropy and microscopic fractional anisotropy, which offer metrics of microscopic features independent of orientation dispersion and thus provide information...... complementary to the standard, macroscopic, fractional anisotropy conventionally obtained by diffusion MR. Finally, we discuss future vistas and perspectives for DDE. Magn Reson Med, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc....

  11. Basic facts and perspectives of Overhauser DNP NMR

    Ravera, Enrico; Luchinat, Claudio; Parigi, Giacomo

    2016-03-01

    After the first surprisingly large 1H DNP enhancements of the water signal in aqueous solutions of nitroxide radicals observed at high magnetic fields, Overhauser DNP is gaining increasing attention for a number of applications now flourishing, showing the potentialities of this mechanism in solution and solid state NMR as well as in MRI. Unexpected Overhauser DNP enhancements in insulating solids were recently measured at 100 K, with a magnitude which increases with the applied magnetic field. We recapitulate here the theoretical premises of Overhauser DNP in solution and analyze the effects of the various parameters on the efficacy of the mechanism, underlining the link between the DNP enhancements and the field dependent relaxation properties. Promisingly, more effective DNP enhancements are expected by exploiting the potentialities offered by 13C detection and the use of supercritical fluids.

  12. Simultaneous multinuclear NMR studies of brain metabolism

    The brain is a complex metabolic system with intricate interactions between the various metabolic pathways to provide the tight regulation necessary to maintain homeostasis. A major problem faced by investigators studying metabolic regulation in vivo, is the inability to noninvasively follow the evolution of changes in metabolite concentrations during imposed metabolic stress. The work described in this thesis develops in vivo NMR spectroscopy into a technique to simultaneously monitor levels of high energy phosphate metabolites, intracellular pH, lactate concentrations and ionic equilibria in a time resolved fashion, and applies this technique to study metabolic regulation in the brain. The basic technique involves frequency interleaved NMR data acquisition, allowing spectra from several nuclei to be acquired in the same time it would take to acquire a spectrum from a single nucleus. In order to permit such frequency time shared use of the NMR spectrometer, it is necessary to develop multiple tuned NMR probes, capable of operating at several different frequencies with high sensitivity. Probes using multiple-pole tuning networks and coupled tank circuits individually or in combination are described. Applications of double (31P, 1H) and triple 23Na, 1H, 31P) nuclear NMR to study metabolic regulation in cat brain models of hypoxic ischemia and global seizure are described. The results are consistent with regulation of oxidative metabolism in the brain in vivo by the phosphorylation ratio, a potent regulator of in vitro mitochondrial function. Measurements of the brain buffering capacity and post isochemic lactate efflux are presented. A close correlation between the transmembrane Na+ gradient and the energy state is established

  13. Solid-state NMR studies of supercapacitors.

    Griffin, John M; Forse, Alexander C; Grey, Clare P

    2016-01-01

    Electrochemical double-layer capacitors, or 'supercapacitors' are attracting increasing attention as high-power energy storage devices for a wide range of technological applications. These devices store charge through electrostatic interactions between liquid electrolyte ions and the surfaces of porous carbon electrodes. However, many aspects of the fundamental mechanism of supercapacitance are still not well understood, and there is a lack of experimental techniques which are capable of studying working devices. Recently, solid-state NMR has emerged as a powerful tool for studying the local environments and behaviour of electrolyte ions in supercapacitor electrodes. In this Trends article, we review these recent developments and applications. We first discuss the basic principles underlying the mechanism of supercapacitance, as well as the key NMR observables that are relevant to the study of supercapacitor electrodes. We then review some practical aspects of the study of working devices using ex situ and in situ methodologies and explain the key advances that these techniques have allowed on the study of supercapacitor charging mechanisms. NMR experiments have revealed that the pores of the carbon electrodes contain a significant number of electrolyte ions in the absence of any charging potential. This has important implications for the molecular mechanisms of supercapacitance, as charge can be stored by different ion adsorption/desorption processes. Crucially, we show how in situ NMR experiments can be used to quantitatively study and characterise the charging mechanism, with the experiments providing the most detailed picture of charge storage to date, offering the opportunity to design enhanced devices. Finally, an outlook for future directions for solid-state NMR in supercapacitor research is offered. PMID:26974032

  14. Physiological parameters

    The physiological characteristics of man depend on the intake, metabolism and excretion of stable elements from food, water, and air. The physiological behavior of natural radionuclides and radionuclides from nuclear weapons testing and from the utilization of nuclear energy is believed to follow the pattern of stable elements. Hence information on the normal physiological processes occurring in the human body plays an important role in the assessment of the radiation dose received by man. Two important physiological parameters needed for internal dose determination are the pulmonary function and the water balance. In the Coordinated Research Programme on the characterization of Asian population, five participants submitted data on these physiological characteristics - China, India, Japan, Philippines and Viet Nam. During the CRP, data on other pertinent characteristics such as physical and dietary were simultaneously being collected. Hence, the information on the physiological characteristics alone, coming from the five participants were not complete and are probably not sufficient to establish standard values for the Reference Asian Man. Nonetheless, the data collected is a valuable contribution to this research programme

  15. Structural investigations on betacyanin pigments by LC NMR and 2D NMR spectroscopy.

    Stintzing, Florian C; Conrad, Jrgen; Klaiber, Iris; Beifuss, Uwe; Carle, Reinhold

    2004-02-01

    Four betacyanin pigments were analysed by LC NMR and subjected to extensive NMR characterisation after isolation. Previously, low pH values were applied for NMR investigations of betalains resulting in rapid degradation of the purified substances thus preventing extensive NMR studies. Consequently, up to now only one single (13)C NMR spectrum of a betalain pigment, namely that of neobetanin (=14,15-dehydrobetanin), was available. Because of its sufficient stability under highly acidic conditions otherwise detrimental for betacyanins, this pigment remained an exemption. Since betalains are most stable in the pH range of 5-7, a new solvent system has been developed allowing improved data acquisition through improved pigment stability at near neutral pH. Thus, not only (1)H, but for the first time also partial (13)C data of betanin, isobetanin, phyllocactin and hylocerenin isolated from red-purple pitaya [Hylocereus polyrhizus (Weber) Britton & Rose, Cactaceae] could be indirectly obtained by gHSQC- and gHMQC-NMR experiments. PMID:14759534

  16. OPENCORE NMR: Open-source core modules for implementing an integrated FPGA-based NMR spectrometer

    Takeda, Kazuyuki

    2008-06-01

    A tool kit for implementing an integrated FPGA-based NMR spectrometer [K. Takeda, A highly integrated FPGA-based nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78 (2007) 033103], referred to as the OPENCORE NMR spectrometer, is open to public. The system is composed of an FPGA chip and several peripheral boards for USB communication, direct-digital synthesis (DDS), RF transmission, signal acquisition, etc. Inside the FPGA chip have been implemented a number of digital modules including three pulse programmers, the digital part of DDS, a digital quadrature demodulator, dual digital low-pass filters, and a PC interface. These FPGA core modules are written in VHDL, and their source codes are available on our website. This work aims at providing sufficient information with which one can, given some facility in circuit board manufacturing, reproduce the OPENCORE NMR spectrometer presented here. Also, the users are encouraged to modify the design of spectrometer according to their own specific needs. A home-built NMR spectrometer can serve complementary roles to a sophisticated commercial spectrometer, should one comes across such new ideas that require heavy modification to hardware inside the spectrometer. This work can lower the barrier of building a handmade NMR spectrometer in the laboratory, and promote novel and exciting NMR experiments.

  17. NMR Constraints Analyser: a web-server for the graphical analysis of NMR experimental constraints.

    Heller, Davide Martin; Giorgetti, Alejandro

    2010-07-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy together with X-ray crystallography, are the main techniques used for the determination of high-resolution 3D structures of biological molecules. The output of an NMR experiment includes a set of lower and upper limits for the distances (constraints) between pairs of atoms. If the number of constraints is high enough, there will be a finite number of possible conformations (models) of the macromolecule satisfying the data. Thus, the more constraints are measured, the better defined these structures will be. The availability of a user-friendly tool able to help in the analysis and interpretation of the number of experimental constraints per residue, is thus of valuable importance when assessing the levels of structure definition of NMR solved biological macromolecules, in particular, when high-quality structures are needed in techniques such as, computational biology approaches, site-directed mutagenesis experiments and/or drug design. Here, we present a free publicly available web-server, i.e. NMR Constraints Analyser, which is aimed at providing an automatic graphical analysis of the NMR experimental constraints atom by atom. The NMR Constraints Analyser server is available from the web-page http://molsim.sci.univr.it/constraint. PMID:20513646

  18. Zur Bestimmung chemischer Verschiebungen der NMR-Frequenzen bei Quadrupolkernen aus den MAS-NMR-Spektren

    Mller, D.

    Die allgemeinen Ausdrcke fr den NMR-Zentralbergang fr Quadrupolkerne mit halbzahligem Spin bei Probenrotation, die von BEHRENS [1, 2] unter Bercksichtigung von Quadrupolwechselwirkungseffekten 2. Ordnung fr beliebige Neigungswinkel der Rotationsachse abgeleitet wurden, werden fr den praktisch interessierenden Fall der Probenrotation um den magischen Winkel (magic angle spinning, MAS) in einer den Ausgangsformeln fr das Ruhespektrum (ohne Probenrotation) analogen Form dargestellt. Am Beispiel der 27Al-NMR-Spektren zweier Aluminate wird die Theorie berprft und zur exakten Ermittlung der chemischen Verschiebungswerte aus den MAS-Spektren eingesetzt.Translated AbstractDetermination of Chemical Shifts of NMR-Frequencies of Quadrupolar Nuclei from the MAS-NMR SpectraThe general expressions for the NMR central transition of rotating samples with quadrupolar nuclei of half-integer spins, derived by BEHRENS [1, 2] for arbitrary angles of inclination of the spinning axis considering second-order quadrupolar effects, are presented for the practically interesting case of magic angle spinning (MAS) in a form analogous to the expressions for the resting sample. The theory is tested and used for the exact determination of the chemical shift values from the MAS-27Al-NMR spectra of two representative aluminates.

  19. Clinical application and evaluation of the diagnostic significance of NMR-tomography

    Aim of the project was the clinical application and evaluation of the diagnostic significance of NMR-tomography. About 3 000 patients have been examined especially with diseases of the brain. In 75% of all cases pathological findings could be detected. A subgroup of these patients was used for comprehensive studies with regard to tissue characterization based on the calculation of relaxation time parameters. With methods of image processing and classification techniques we tried to get a clear correlation between combined NMR-parameters and human tissue types. The results show that this procedure is able to improve the detectibility and the association to finding groups and tumorgradings in certain cases. (orig./ECB) With 134 refs., 17 tabs., 86 figs

  20. NMR Data Analysis: A Time-Domain Parametric Approach Using Adaptive Subband Decomposition

    Djermoune E.-H.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a fast time-domain data analysis method for one- and two-dimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR spectroscopy, assuming Lorentzian lineshapes, based on an adaptive spectral decomposition. The latter is achieved through successive filtering and decimation steps ending up in a decomposition tree. At each node of the tree, the parameters of the corresponding subband signal are estimated using some high-resolution method. The resulting estimation error is then processed through a stopping criterion which allows one to decide whether the decimation should be carried on or not. Thus the method leads to an automated selection of the decimation level and consequently to a signal-adaptive decomposition. Moreover, it enables one to reduce the processing time and makes the choice of usual free parameters easier, comparatively to the case where the whole signal is processed at once. The efficiency of the method is demonstrated using 1-D and 2-D 13C NMR signals.

  1. Solution conformation and dynamics of a tetrasaccharide related to the LewisX antigen deduced by NMR relaxation measurements

    1H-NMR cross-relaxation rates and nonselective longitudinal relaxation times have been obtained at two magnetic fields (7.0 and 11.8 T) and at a variety of temperatures for the branched tetrasaccharide methyl 3-O-α-N-acetyl-galactosaminyl-β-galactopyranosyl-(1→4)[3-O-α-fucosyl] -glucopyranoside (1), an inhibitor of astrocyte growth. In addition, 13C-NMR relaxation data have also been recorded at both fields. The 1H-NMR relaxation data have been interpreted using different motional models to obtain proton-proton correlation times. The results indicate that the GalNAc and Fuc rings display more extensive local motion than the two inner Glc and Gal moieties, since those present significantly shorter local correlation times. The13C-NMR relaxation parameters have been interpreted in terms of the Lipari-Szabo model-free approach. Thus, order parameters and internal motion correlation times have been deduced. As obtained for the1H-NMR relaxation data, the two outer residues possess smaller order parameters than the two inner rings. Internal correlation times are in the order of 100 ps. The hydroxymethyl groups have also different behaviour,with the exocyclic carbon on the glucopyranoside unit showing the highestS2. Molecular dynamics simulations using a solvated system have also been performed and internal motion correlation functions have been deduced from these calculations. Order parameters and interproton distances have been compared to those inferred from the NMR measurements. The obtained results are in fair agreement with the experimental data

  2. Solution conformation and dynamics of a tetrasaccharide related to the Lewis{sup X} antigen deduced by NMR relaxation measurements

    Poveda, Ana [Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Servicio Interdepartamental de Investigacion (Spain); Asensio, Juan Luis; Martin-Pastor, Manuel; Jimenez-Barbero, Jesus [Instituto de Quimica Organica, CSIC, Grupo de Carbohidratos (Spain)

    1997-07-15

    {sup 1}H-NMR cross-relaxation rates and nonselective longitudinal relaxation times have been obtained at two magnetic fields (7.0 and 11.8 T) and at a variety of temperatures for the branched tetrasaccharide methyl 3-O-{alpha}-N-acetyl-galactosaminyl-{beta}-galactopyranosyl-(1{sup {yields}}4)[3-O-{alpha}-fucosyl] -glucopyranoside (1), an inhibitor of astrocyte growth. In addition, {sup 13}C-NMR relaxation data have also been recorded at both fields. The {sup 1}H-NMR relaxation data have been interpreted using different motional models to obtain proton-proton correlation times. The results indicate that the GalNAc and Fuc rings display more extensive local motion than the two inner Glc and Gal moieties, since those present significantly shorter local correlation times. The{sup 13}C-NMR relaxation parameters have been interpreted in terms of the Lipari-Szabo model-free approach. Thus, order parameters and internal motion correlation times have been deduced. As obtained for the{sup 1}H-NMR relaxation data, the two outer residues possess smaller order parameters than the two inner rings. Internal correlation times are in the order of 100 ps. The hydroxymethyl groups have also different behaviour,with the exocyclic carbon on the glucopyranoside unit showing the highestS{sup 2}. Molecular dynamics simulations using a solvated system have also been performed and internal motion correlation functions have been deduced from these calculations. Order parameters and interproton distances have been compared to those inferred from the NMR measurements. The obtained results are in fair agreement with the experimental data.

  3. Constraining 17O and 27Al NMR spectra of high-pressure crystals and glasses: New data for jadeite, pyrope, grossular, and mullite

    Kelsey, K.E.; Stebbins, J.F.; Du, L.-S.; Hankins, B.

    2007-01-01

    The 17O NMR spectra of glasses quenched from melts at high pressure are often difficult to interpret due to overlapping peaks and lack of crystalline model compounds. High-pressure aluminosilicate glasses often contain significant amounts of [5]Al and [6]Al, thus these high-pressure glasses must contain oxygen bonded to high-coordinated aluminum. The 17O NMR parameters for the minerals jadeite, pyrope, grossular, and mullite are presented to assist interpretation of glass spectra and to help test quantum chemical calculations. The 17O NMR parameters for jadeite and grossular support previous peak assignments of oxygen bonded to Si and high-coordinated Al in high-pressure glasses as well as quantum chemical calculations. The oxygen tricluster in mullite is very similar to the previously observed tricluster in grossite (CaAl4 O7) and suspected triclusters in glasses. We also present 27Al NMR spectra for pyrope, grossular, and mullite.

  4. Field-Swept NMR Spectra of 11B in Pyrex Glass and 93Nb in NbN Perturbed by Quadrupole Interaction

    Yoshida, H.; Nishihara, H.; Yokota, S.; Ohyanagi, M.; Nakaoki, T.

    1998-07-01

    NMR experiments of 11B by both field-swept and high-resolution NMR are reported to probe the electric field gradient at boron sites and its distribution in Pyrex glass. Both spectra are successfully interpreted with the same set of parameters. It is stressed that field-swept NMR experiments to observe total powder spectrum can be helpful to get information on electric field gradients and asymmetry pa-rameters if there exist many nonequivalent sites of atoms, since satellite transitions are affected by the larger first-order quadrupole effect. Field-swept NMR of 93Nb in superconducting NbN powder, prepared by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis, is also reported. A very broad field-swept spectrum disturbed by quadrupole interaction has been observed. The spectrum is simulated by assuming distributions in electric field gradient and Knight shift at Nb sites. It is stressed that a combination of experiments at separated frequencies is important.

  5. Direct 13C NMR Detection in HPLC Hyphenation Mode

    Wubshet, Sileshi Gizachew; Johansen, Kenneth; Nyberg, Nils; Jaroszewski, Jerzy W.

    2012-01-01

    Solid phase extraction (SPE) was introduced as a crucial step in the HPLC-SPE-NMR technique to enable online analyte enrichment from which proton-detected NMR experiments on submicrogram amounts from complex mixtures were possible. However, the significance of direct-detected (13)C NMR experiments...... first reported application of HPLC-SPE-NMR analysis using direct-detected (13)C NMR spectra. HPLC column loading, accumulative SPE trappings, and the effect of different elution solvents were evaluated and optimized. A column loading of approximately 600 mug of a prefractionated triterpenoid mixture...

  6. Squid detected NMR and MRI at ultralow fields

    Clarke, John; Pines, Alexander; McDermott, Robert F.; Trabesinger, Andreas H.

    2008-12-16

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals are detected in microtesla fields. Prepolarization in millitesla fields is followed by detection with an untuned dc superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer. Because the sensitivity of the SQUID is frequency independent, both signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spectral resolution are enhanced by detecting the NMR signal in extremely low magnetic fields, where the NMR lines become very narrow even for grossly inhomogeneous measurement fields. MRI in ultralow magnetic field is based on the NMR at ultralow fields. Gradient magnetic fields are applied, and images are constructed from the detected NMR signals.

  7. Solid state NMR of biopolymers and synthetic polymers

    Solid state NMR has been invaluable in evaluating the structure, phase separation, and dynamics of polymers. Because polymers are generally used in the solid state, solid state NMR is especially powerful because it provides information about the materials in their native state. This review gives a general overview of solid state NMR, concentrating on solid state 13 C and 2 H NMR. It then focuses on two examples: the biopolymer spider silka and the engineering material polyurethane. It illustrates how solid state NMR can provide new information about synthetic and bio-polymers. (author)

  8. Crystallinity and compositional changes in carbonated apatites: Evidence from {sup 31}P solid-state NMR, Raman, and AFM analysis

    McElderry, John-David P.; Zhu, Peizhi [Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Mroue, Kamal H. [Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Department of Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Xu, Jiadi [Department of Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Pavan, Barbara [Department of Chemistry and Science of Advanced Materials Program, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 (United States); Fang, Ming [Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Zhao, Guisheng; McNerny, Erin; Kohn, David H.; Franceschi, Renny T. [School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Holl, Mark M.Banaszak [Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Tecklenburg, Mary M.J., E-mail: mary.tecklenburg@cmich.edu [Department of Chemistry and Science of Advanced Materials Program, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 (United States); Ramamoorthy, Ayyalusamy [Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Department of Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States); Morris, Michael D. [Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055 (United States)

    2013-10-15

    Solid-state (magic-angle spinning) NMR spectroscopy is a useful tool for obtaining structural information on bone organic and mineral components and synthetic model minerals at the atomic-level. Raman and {sup 31}P NMR spectral parameters were investigated in a series of synthetic B-type carbonated apatites (CAps). Inverse {sup 31}P NMR linewidth and inverse Raman PO{sub 4}{sup 3?}?{sub 1} bandwidth were both correlated with powder XRD c-axis crystallinity over the 0.310.3 wt% CO{sub 3}{sup 2?} range investigated. Comparison with bone powder crystallinities showed agreement with values predicted by NMR and Raman calibration curves. Carbonate content was divided into two domains by the {sup 31}P NMR chemical shift frequency and the Raman phosphate ?{sub 1} band position. These parameters remain stable except for an abrupt transition at 6.5 wt% carbonate, a composition which corresponds to an average of one carbonate per unit cell. This near-binary distribution of spectroscopic properties was also found in AFM-measured particle sizes and Ca/P molar ratios by elemental analysis. We propose that this transition differentiates between two charge-balancing ion-loss mechanisms as measured by Ca/P ratios. These results define a criterion for spectroscopic characterization of B-type carbonate substitution in apatitic minerals. - Graphical abstract: Carbonated apatite shows an abrupt change in spectral (NMR, Raman) and morphological (AFM) properties at a composition of about one carbonate substitution per unit cell. Display Omitted - Highlights: Crystallinity (XRD), particle size (AFM) of carbonated apatites and bone mineral. Linear relationships among crystallinity, {sup 31}P NMR and Raman inverse bandwidths. Low and high carbonated apatites use different charge-balancing ion-loss mechanism.

  9. NMR-based metabolomic evaluation in dairy cows with displaced abomasum

    BAŞOĞLU, Abdullah; BAŞPINAR, Nuri; COŞKUN, Alparslan

    2014-01-01

    This study is the first to evaluate nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomics in cows with displaced abomasum (DA), which is an internationally recognized problem in dairy cows. Some biochemical parameters have been used for monitoring DA. However, to date, few data have been available on the blood metabolomic profile of dairy cows. Forty Holstein multiparous cows with DA (30 left, 10 right) and 10 clinically healthy Holstein multiparous cows were the subjects of the study. All the ...

  10. NMR Studies on the Isomerization of Vanadium(V)-Propylenediaminetetraacetate Complex in Solution

    In this paper we have determined the thermodynamic parameters for the isomerization between the ?-cis and the ?-cis isomers in vanadium(V)-propylenediaminetetraacetate complex in water by 51V NMR spectroscopy. In addition, the effects of organic solvents (methanol, formamide and dimethylsulfoxide) and inorganic salts (NaCl, NaClO4 and NH4Cl) on the isomerization in solution have been investigated

  11. NMR Measurements in Carbonate Rocks: Problems and an Approach to a Solution

    Westphal, Hildegard; Surholt, Iris; Kiesl, Christian; Thern, Holger F.; Kruspe, Thomas

    2005-03-01

    Carbonate rocks are well known for their complex petrophysical behavior where, in contrast to siliciclastic rocks, different parameters, including porosity and permeability, usually are not directly related. This behavior is the result of thorough reorganization of porosity during diagenesis, and it turns prediction of reservoir quality of carbonate rocks into a challenge. The study presented here deals with the problem of utilizing NMR techniques in prediction of petrophysical properties in carbonates.

  12. Inadequate-1D and dynamic NMR of mesoion 3-phenyl-1-thio-2,3,4-triazole-5-methylides; INADEQUATE-1D i dynamiczny NMR mezojonowych 3-fenylo-1-tio-2,3,4-triazolo-5-metylidow

    Bocian, W.; Stefaniak, L. [Inst. Chemii Organicznej, Polska Akademia Nauk, Warsaw (Poland)

    1994-12-31

    The chemical shifts and coupling constants have been measured in series of mesoionic triazoles by means of inadequate atoms and dynamic NMR techniques. The electronic structure and other parameters of C5-C6 chemical bond in different derivatives of mesoionic 3-phenyl-1-thio-2,3,4-triazole-5 methyls have been determined. 14 refs, 3 figs, 2 tabs.

  13. NMR CHARACTERIZATIONS OF PROPERTIES OF HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA

    C.T. Philip Chang; Changho Choi; Jeromy T. Hollenshead; Rudi Michalak; Jack Phan; Ramon Saavedra; John C. Slattery; Jinsoo Uh; Randi Valestrand; A. Ted Watson; Song Xue

    2005-01-01

    A critical and long-standing need within the petroleum industry is the specification of suitable petrophysical properties for mathematical simulation of fluid flow in petroleum reservoirs (i.e., reservoir characterization). The development of accurate reservoir characterizations is extremely challenging. Property variations may be described on many scales, and the information available from measurements reflect different scales. In fact, experiments on laboratory core samples, well-log data, well-test data, and reservoir-production data all represent information potentially valuable to reservoir characterization, yet they all reflect information about spatial variations of properties at different scales. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging (MRI) provide enormous potential for developing new descriptions and understandings of heterogeneous media. NMR has the rare capability to probe permeable media non-invasively, with spatial resolution, and it provides unique information about molecular motions and interactions that are sensitive to morphology. NMR well-logging provides the best opportunity ever to resolve permeability distributions within petroleum reservoirs. We develop MRI methods to determine, for the first time, spatially resolved distributions of porosity and permeability within permeable media samples that approach the intrinsic scale: the finest resolution of these macroscopic properties possible. To our knowledge, this is the first time that the permeability is actually resolved at a scale smaller than the sample. In order to do this, we have developed a robust method to determine of relaxation distributions from NMR experiments and a novel implementation and analysis of MRI experiments to determine the amount of fluid corresponding to imaging regions, which are in turn used to determine porosity and saturation distributions. We have developed a novel MRI experiment to determine velocity distributions within flowing experiments, and developed methodology using that data to determine spatially resolved permeability distributions. We investigate the use of intrinsic properties for developing improved correlations for predicting permeability from NMR well-logging data and for obtaining more accurate estimates of multiphase flow properties--the relative permeability and capillary pressure--from displacement experiments. We demonstrate the use of MRI measurements of saturation and relaxation for prediction wetting-phase relative permeability for unstable experiments. Finally, we developed an improved method for determining surface relaxivity with NMR experiments, which can provide better descriptions of permeable media microstructures and improved correlations for permeability predictions.

  14. Multinuclear NMR studies of relaxor ferroelectrics

    Zhou, Donghua

    Multinuclear NMR of 93Nb, 45Sc, and 207Pb has been carried out to study the structure, disorder, and dynamics of a series of important solid solutions: perovskite relaxor ferroelectric materials (1-x) Pb(Mg1/3Nb 2/3)O3-x Pb(Sc1/2Nb1/2)O 3 (PMN-PSN). 93Nb NMR investigations of the local structure and cation order/disorder are presented as a function of PSN concentration, x. The superb fidelity and accuracy of 3QMAS allows us to make clear and consistent assignments of spectral intensities to the 28 possible nearest B-site neighbor (nBn) configurations, (NMg, NSc, NNb), where each number ranges from 0 to 6 and their sum is 6. For most of the 28 possible nBn configurations, isotropic chemical shifts and quadrupole product constants have been extracted from the data. The seven configurations with only larger cations, Mg 2+ and Sc3+ (and no Nb5+) are assigned to the seven observed narrow peaks, whose deconvoluted intensities facilitate quantitative evaluation of, and differentiation between, different models of B-site (chemical) disorder. The "completely random" model is ruled out and the "random site" model is shown to be in qualitative agreement with the NMR experiments. To obtain quantitative agreement with observed NMR intensities, the random site model is slightly modified by including unlike-pair interaction energies. To date, 45Sc studies have not been as fruitful as 93Nb NMR because the resolution is lower in the 45Sc spectra. The lower resolution of 45Sc spectra is due to a smaller span of isotropic chemical shift (40 ppm for 45Sc vs. 82 ppm for 93Nb) and to the lack of a fortuitous mechanism that simplifies the 93Nb spectra; for 93Nb the overlap of the isotropic chemical shifts of 6-Sc and 6-Nb configurations results in the alignment of all the 28 configurations along only seven quadrupole distribution axes. Finally we present variable temperature 207Pb static, MAS, and 2D-PASS NMR studies. Strong linear correlations between isotropic and anisotropic chemical shifts show that Pb-O bonds vary from more ionic to more covalent environments. Distributions of Pb-O bond lengthes are also quantitatively described. Such distributions are used to examine two competing models of Pb displacements; the shell model and the unique direction model. Only the latter model is able to reproduce the observed Pb-O distance distribution.

  15. Multiparametric optimization of (31)P NMR spectroscopic analysis of phospholipids in crude tissue extracts. 2. Line width and spectral resolution.

    Lutz, Norbert W; Cozzone, Patrick J

    2010-07-01

    The quality of NMR spectra in general and of spectra to be used for analysis of compound mixtures in particular is essentially defined by two basic parameters: signal-to-noise ratio and spectral resolution. The latter is determined by signal dispersion (chemical shift differences) and line widths. The present study focuses on multiparametric optimization of spectral resolution in (31)P NMR spectra of phospholipids from brain tissue extracts. This report presents, for the first time, a systematic and comprehensive study of phospholipid (31)P NMR line widths as a function of four experimental parameters: (i) extract concentration, (ii) concentration of a chelating agent, (iii) pH of the aqueous component of the solvent system, and (iv) temperature of the NMR measurement. Theoretical underpinnings of observed line width variations (transversal relaxation effects) are briefly discussed. In conjunction with an analogous, concurrently published report on chemical shift effects in the same tissue extract system, this multiparametric line width study provides a complete set of methodological guidelines for (i) generating well-defined tissue extracts, and (ii) choosing matched and optimized measurement conditions for highly reproducible and well-resolved (31)P NMR spectra of brain phospholipids. This study also offers a comprehensive database and a strategy for rational and efficient optimization of phospholipid spectra from other tissue extracts. PMID:20443551

  16. 93Nb- and 27Al-NMR/NQR studies of the praseodymium based PrNb2Al20

    Kubo, Tetsuro; Kotegawa, Hisashi; Tou, Hideki; Higashinaka, Ryuji; Nakama, Akihiro; Aoki, Yuji; Sato, Hideyuki

    2015-03-01

    We report a study of 93Nb- and 27Al-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) in a praseodymium based compound PrNb2Al20. The observed NMR line at around 3 T and 30 K shows a superposition of typical powder patterns of one Nb signal and at least two Al signals. 93Nb-NMR line could be reproduced by using the previously reported NQR frequency ?Q ? 1.8MHz and asymmetry parameter ? ? 0 [Kubo T et al 2014 JPS Conf. Proc. 3 012031]. From 27Al-NMR/NQR, NQR parameters are obtained to be ?Q,A ? 1.53 MHz, and ?A ? 0.20 for the site A, and ?Q,B ? 2.28 MHz, and ?B ? 0.17 for the site B. By comparing this result with the previous 27Al-NMR study of PrT2Al20 (T = Ti, V) [Tokunaga Y et al 2013 Phys. Rev. B 88 085124], these two Al site are assigned to the two of three crystallographycally inequivalent Al sites.

  17. Sodium ion effect on silk fibroin conformation characterized by solid-state NMR and generalized 2D NMR NMR correlation

    Ruan, Qing-Xia; Zhou, Ping

    2008-07-01

    In the present work, we investigated Na + ion effect on the silk fibroin (SF) conformation. Samples are Na +-involved regenerated silk fibroin films. 13C CP-MAS NMR demonstrates that as added [Na +] increases, partial silk fibroin conformation transit from helix-form to ?-form at certain Na + ion concentration which is much higher than that in Bombyx mori silkworm gland. The generalized two-dimensional NMR-NMR correlation analysis reveals that silk fibroin undergoes several intermediate states during its conformation transition process as [Na +] increase. The appearance order of the intermediates is followed as: helix and/or random coil ? helix-like ? ?-sheet-like ? ?-sheet, which is the same as that produced by pH decrease from 6.8 to 4.8 in the resultant regenerated silk fibroin films. The binding sites of Na + to silk fibroin might involve the carbonyl oxygen atom of certain amino acids sequence which could promote the formation of ?-sheet conformation. Since the Na +sbnd O bond is weak, the ability of Na + inducing the secondary structure transition is weaker than those of Ca 2+, Cu 2+ and even K +. It is maybe a reason why the sodium content is much lower than potassium in the silkworm gland.

  18. Toward cardiac electrophysiological mapping based on micro-Tesla NMR: a novel modality for localizing the cardiac reentry

    Kiwoong Kim

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Matching the proton magnetic resonance frequency to the frequency of a periodic electrophysiological excitation of myocardium enables direct localization of the cardiac reentry by magnetic resonance imaging techniques. The feasibility of this new idea has been demonstrated by conducting a numerical simulation based on a realistic heart model and experimental parameters in SQUID-based micro-Tesla NMR.

  19. From NMR chemical shifts to amino acid types: Investigation of the predictive power carried by nuclei

    An approach to automatic prediction of the amino acid type from NMR chemical shift values of its nuclei is presented here, in the frame of a model to calculate the probability of an amino acid type given the set of chemical shifts. The method relies on systematic use of all chemical shift values contained in the BioMagResBank (BMRB). Two programs were designed, one (BMRB stats) for extracting statistical chemical shift parameters from the BMRB and another one (RESCUE2) for computing the probabilities of each amino acid type, given a set of chemical shifts. The Bayesian prediction scheme presented here is compared to other methods already proposed: PROTYP (Grzesiek and Bax, J. Biomol. NMR, 3, 185-204, 1993) RESCUE (Pons and Delsuc, J. Biomol. NMR, 15, 15-26, 1999) and PLATON (Labudde et al., J. Biomol. NMR, 25, 41-53, 2003) and is found to be more sensitive and more specific. Using this scheme, we tested various sets of nuclei. The two nuclei carrying the most information are Cβ and Hβ, in agreement with observations made in Grzesiek and Bax, 1993. Based on four nuclei: Hβ, Cβ, Cα and C', it is possible to increase correct predictions to a rate of more than 75%. Taking into account the correlations between the nuclei chemical shifts has only a slight impact on the percentage of correct predictions: indeed, the largest correlation coefficients display similar features on all amino acids

  20. Molecular mobility in Medicago truncatula seed during early stage of germination: Neutron scattering and NMR investigations

    Falourd, Xavier [UR1268 Biopolymères Interactions Assemblages, INRA, F-44316 Nantes (France); Natali, Francesca [CNR-IOM-OGG, c/o Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Peters, Judith [Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Université Joseph Fourier UFR PhITEM, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Institut de Biologie Structurale, 41 rue Jules Horowitz, 38027 Grenoble Cedex 1 (France); Foucat, Loïc, E-mail: Loic.Foucat@nantes.inra.fr [UR1268 Biopolymères Interactions Assemblages, INRA, F-44316 Nantes (France)

    2014-01-15

    Highlights: • Neutron scattering and NMR approaches were used to characterize seed germination. • A parallel between macromolecular motions and water dynamics was established. • Freezing/thawing cycle revealed a hysteresis connected to the seed hydration level. - Abstract: First hours of Medicago truncatula (MT) seeds germination were investigated using elastic incoherent neutron scattering (EINS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), to follow respectively how macromolecular motions and water mobility evolve when water permeates into the seed. From EINS results, it was shown that there is an increase in macromolecular mobility with the water uptake. Changes in NMR relaxation parameters reflected microstructural changes associated with the recovery of the metabolic processes. The EINS investigation of the effect of temperature on macromolecular motions showed that there is a relationship between the amount of water in the seeds and the effect of freezing–thawing cycle. The NMR relaxometry results obtained at 253 K allowed establishing possible link between the freezing of water molecules tightly bound to macromolecules and their drastic motion restriction around 250 K, as observed with EINS at the highest water content.