Technical aspects of fast magic-angle turning NMR for dilute spin-1/2 nuclei with broad spectra
|Title||Technical aspects of fast magic-angle turning NMR for dilute spin-1/2 nuclei with broad spectra|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Hu YY, Schmidt-Rohr K|
|Journal Title||Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance|
For obtaining sideband-free spectra of high-Z spin-1/2 nuclei with large (> 1000 ppm) chemical-shift anisotropies and broad isotropic-shift dispersion, we recently identified Can's modified five-pulse magic-angle turning (MAT) experiment as the best available broadband pulse sequence, and adapted it to fast magic-angle spinning. Here, we discuss technical aspects such as pulse timings that compensate for off-resonance effects and are suitable for large CSAs over a range of 1.8 gamma B(1): methods to minimize the duration of z-periods by cyclic decrementation: shearing without digitization artifacts, by sharing between channels (points): and maximizing the sensitivity by echo-matched full-Gaussian filtering. The method is demonstrated on a model sample of mixed amino acids and its large bandwidth is highlighted by comparison with the multiple-it-pulse PASS technique. Applications to various tellurides are shown; these include GeTe, Sb(2)Te(3) and Ag(0.53)Pb(18)Sb(1.2)Te(20), with spectra spanning up to 190 kHz, at 22 kHz MAS. We have also determined the (125)Te chemical shift anisotropies from the intensities of the spinning sidebands resolved by isotropic-shift separation. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Inc.