The nuclear hexadecapole interaction of iodine-127 in cadmium iodide measured using zero-field two dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance

Ming Yuan Liao, Gerard S. Harbison

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Two dimensional nuclear quadrupole correlation spectroscopy has been used to measure simultaneously the two nuclear spin transition frequencies for the iodine resonance of cadmium iodide at zero magnetic field. Because of the layer structure and resultant polymorphism in this substance, conventional zero-field NMR spectra are inhomogeneously broadened by several hundred kHz. However, the, 2D spectra obtained by our method are subject only to homogeneous linewidth, which for this compound is of the order of 5 kHz. This greatly increased precision allows more accurate evaluation of the nuclear hexadecapole coupling in cadmium iodide; which we measure as 0.216±0.514 kHz (i.e., indistinguishable from zero). This gives a maximum value of the nuclear hexadecapole moment several times lower than that recently reported for the same nucleus in potassium iodide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1895-1901
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


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

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