Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: High-resolution two-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Authors: Cousin, Samuel
Charlier, Cyril
Kadeřávek, Pavel
Marquardsen, Thorsten
Tyburn, Jean-Max
Bovier, Pierre-Alain
Ulzega, Simone
Speck, Thomas
Wilhelm, Dirk
Engelke, Frank
Maas, Werner
Sakellariou, Dimitrios
Bodenhausen, Geoffrey
Pelupessy, Philippe
Ferrage, Fabien
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP05422F
Published in: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume(Issue): 18
Issue: 48
Page(s): 33187
Pages to: 33194
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1463-9076
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 530: Physics
Abstract: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a ubiquitous branch of spectroscopy that can explore matter at the scale of an atom. Significant improvements in sensitivity and resolution have been driven by a steady increase of static magnetic field strengths. However, some properties of nuclei may be more favourable at low magnetic fields. For example, transverse relaxation due to chemical shift anisotropy increases sharply at higher magnetic fields leading to line-broadening and inefficient coherence transfers. Here, we present a two-field NMR spectrometer that permits the application of rf-pulses and acquisition of NMR signals in two magnetic centres. Our prototype operates at 14.1 T and 0.33 T. The main features of this system are demonstrated by novel NMR experiments, in particular a proof-of-concept correlation between zero-quantum coherences at low magnetic field and single quantum coherences at high magnetic field, so that high resolution can be achieved in both dimensions, despite a ca. 10 ppm inhomogeneity of the low-field centre. Two-field NMR spectroscopy offers the possibility to circumvent the limits of high magnetic fields, while benefiting from their exceptional sensitivity and resolution. This approach opens new avenues for NMR above 1 GHz.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)
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Cousin, S., Charlier, C., Kadeřávek, P., Marquardsen, T., Tyburn, J.-M., Bovier, P.-A., Ulzega, S., Speck, T., Wilhelm, D., Engelke, F., Maas, W., Sakellariou, D., Bodenhausen, G., Pelupessy, P., & Ferrage, F. (2016). High-resolution two-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18(48), 33187–33194.
Cousin, S. et al. (2016) ‘High-resolution two-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy’, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18(48), pp. 33187–33194. Available at:
S. Cousin et al., “High-resolution two-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 18, no. 48, pp. 33187–33194, 2016, doi: 10.1039/C6CP05422F.
COUSIN, Samuel, Cyril CHARLIER, Pavel KADEŘÁVEK, Thorsten MARQUARDSEN, Jean-Max TYBURN, Pierre-Alain BOVIER, Simone ULZEGA, Thomas SPECK, Dirk WILHELM, Frank ENGELKE, Werner MAAS, Dimitrios SAKELLARIOU, Geoffrey BODENHAUSEN, Philippe PELUPESSY und Fabien FERRAGE, 2016. High-resolution two-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2016. Bd. 18, Nr. 48, S. 33187–33194. DOI 10.1039/C6CP05422F
Cousin, Samuel, Cyril Charlier, Pavel Kadeřávek, Thorsten Marquardsen, Jean-Max Tyburn, Pierre-Alain Bovier, Simone Ulzega, et al. 2016. “High-Resolution Two-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (48): 33187–94.
Cousin, Samuel, et al. “High-Resolution Two-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 18, no. 48, 2016, pp. 33187–94,

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