Amplitude modulation and relaxation due to diffusion in NMR experiments with a rotating sample Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Nomograms
  • Sarcoma


  • The simultaneous effects of diffusion and coherent averaging by magic angle sample spinning (MASS) are investigated both theoretically and experimentally for spins diffusing in a spatially varying susceptibility field. The diffusion introduces a periodic modulation and a relaxation of the magnetization amplitude. The attenuation exponent for the nth echo at an early time is given by D0γ2g2πn/(4ωr3), where ωr is the rotor frequency, D0 the diffusion coefficient, γ is the gyromagnetic factor, and a factor g2 which is related to, but different from, the volume average of the gradient squared. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

publication date

  • December 22, 2000



  • Academic Article

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  • 344

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  • 350


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