The effect of a distribution in the 1H-1H dipolar coupling on 1H double-quantum (DQ) magic angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spinning sideband patterns is considered. In disordered or amorphous materials a distribution in the magnitude of the 1H-1H dipolar coupling is a realistic possibility. Simulations of the 1H DQ MAS NMR spinning sideband spectra were performed with the two-spin approximation. These simulations reveal that a dipolar coupling distribution can greatly affect the DQ spectral shape and behavior of the DQ build-up. The spectral line shapes are quantified by measurement of the relative intensities of the DQ sidebands. These variations in the 1H DQ NMR spectra are evaluated as a function of the width of the dipolar coupling distribution. As an example, the experimental DQ spinning sideband spectrum for a hydrated polyoxoniobate containing 15 H2O molecules per hexaniobate cluster, are better simulated with a distribution of dipolar couplings opposed to a single coupling constant.
- NMR H DQ MAS distribution
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics