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Pulse Shaped Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Under Magic Angle Spinning

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submitted on 09.09.2019, 19:44 and posted on 11.09.2019, 16:17 by ASIF EQUBAL, Kan Tagami, Songi Han
In this paper, we report on an entirely novel way of improving the MAS-DNP efficiency by shaped μw pulse train irradiation for fast and broad-banded (FAB) saturation of the electron spin resonance. FAB-DNP achieved with Arbitrary Wave Generated shaped μw pulse trains facilitates effective and selective saturation of a defined fraction of the total electron spins, and provides superior control over the DNP efficiency under MAS. Experimental and quantum-mechanics based numerically simulated results together demonstrate that FAB-DNP significantly outperforms CW-DNP when the EPR-line of PAs is broadened by conformational distribution and exchange coupling. We demonstrate that the maximum benefit of FAB DNP is achieved when the electron spin-lattice relaxation is fast relative to the MAS frequency, i.e. at higher temperatures and/or when employing metals as PAs. Calculations predict that under short T1e conditions AWG-DNP can achieve as much as ~4-fold greater enhancement compared to CW-DNP.

Funding

National Institute of Health through Grant No. R21EB022731

Binational Science Foundation through Grant No. 2014149

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

songihan@ucsb.edu

Institution

University of California Santa Barbara

Country

United States of America

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0001-6489-6246

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest

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