Lifetimes of the singlet-states under coherent off-resonance irradiation in NMR spectroscopy.


Singlet-states |S=(|alphabeta> - |betaalpha>)/sq.rt.2 can be excited in pairs of coupled spins I and S, first by preparing either a non-vanishing zero-quantum coherence I(+)S(-) or a state of longitudinal two-spin order I(z)S(z) and then by applying a coherent radio-frequency (RF) irradiation with a carrier frequency omega(rf) = (Omega(I) + Omega(S))/2 that… (More)