Sample restriction using magnetic field gradients in high-resolution solid-state NMR
Many solid-state NMR experiments are sensitive to inhomogeneity in the radiofrequency field. We propose a method to restrict the sample volume, in magic angle spinning experiments, using a static magnetic field gradient and a selective pulse. The position of the gradient is calculated for our experimental configuration and we have simulated the effects of selective pulses to determine the excited volume. The resulting sequences are applied to a sample of sodium acetate using frequency-switched Lee-Goldburg proton-proton homonuclear dipolar decoupling. A gain of a factor of 2 on the carbon resolution is experimentally observed. (C) 2000 Academic Press.