Measuring chirality in NMR in the presence of a static electric field

Jamie D. Walls, Robert A. Harris, Cynthia J. Jameson

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The scalar Hamiltonian of nuclear spins in the presence of a static electric field supports chirality. However, the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian are not chiral; hence, chirality is not manifested in the usual NMR experiment. In this work, we show that the magnetization response to certain radio frequency pulse sequences exhibits chirality as well as handedness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number154502
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 28 2008
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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