The strategy of using π pulses in conjunction with continuous-wave radio-frequency fields to refocus spin interactions has lead to robust and efficient family of heteronuclear decoupling schemes in magic-angle spinning solid-state NMR, denoted as, rCW schemes. Here, we investigate the generality of the application of such refocussing pulses in other phase-modulated decoupling schemes, notably the super-cycled XiX decoupling. XiX is a commonly used heteronuclear decoupling scheme under conditions of fast MAS and low-amplitude radio-frequency irradiation. The refocussing of interactions is achieved by inserting π pulses with a phase of 135° in the supercycled XiX scheme. The refocussed XiX, rXiX, scheme has improved decoupling efficiency, better offset tolerance, and easier experimental setup compared to the XiX scheme.
- Amplitude modulation
- Heteronuclear dipolar decoupling
- Magic-angle spinning
- Solid-state NMR
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics