Fast Broadband Inversion by Adiabatic Pulses

Tsang Lin Hwang, Peter C.M. Van Zijl, Michael Garwood

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Despite the advantages of compensation for resonance offset and B 1 inhomogeneity, adiabatic pulses are not yet in general use in high-resolution NMR, often because of the conception that these pulses require longer time or increased power to perform. We show that adiabatic pulses with tangential frequency sweeps and other frequency-modulation functions can be optimized to accomplish 13 C and 1 H broadband inversion using pulse lengths of 192 and 64 μs, respectively, at B 1 strengths available with modern high-resolution probes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1998


  • Adiabatic pulses
  • Fast broadband inversion
  • Tangential frequency sweep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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