We present a general method for constructing a subset of the constants of motion in terms of products of spin operators. These operators are then used to give insight into the multi-spin orders comprising the quasi-equilibrium state formed under a Jeener-Broekaert sequence in small, dipolar-coupled, spin systems. We further show that constants of motion that represent single-quantum coherences are present due to the symmetry of the dipolar Hamiltonian under 180° spin rotations, and that such coherences contribute a DC component to the FID which vanishes in the absence of the flip-flop terms and is only present for spin clusters with an odd number of spins.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics