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Nuclear quadrupole resonances in compact vapor cells: The crossover between the NMR and the nuclear quadrupole resonance interaction regimes

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Author(s)

Elizabeth A. Donley, Jonathan Long, Tara C. Liebisch, Eleanor Hodby, Ted Fisher, John E. Kitching

Abstract

We trace the transformation of I = 3/2 131-Xe nuclear spin resonances from the pure nuclear quadrupole regime to the quadrupole-perturbed Zeeman regime. We achieve large nuclear quadrupole shifts by using a 1mm3 cubic cell with walls of different materials. When the magnetic and quadrupolar interactions are of comparable size, perturbation theory does not work well to calculate the transition energies, and in the general case when the axes of the electric field gradient and the magnetic field are not collinear, there is not a convenient quantization axis for describing the system. Rather than use perturbation theory, we compare our data to theoretical calculations using a Liouvillian approach and find excellent agreement.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
79

Keywords

magnetometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, nuclear quadrupole resonance

Citation

Donley, E. , Long, J. , Liebisch, T. , Hodby, E. , Fisher, T. and Kitching, J. (2009), Nuclear quadrupole resonances in compact vapor cells: The crossover between the NMR and the nuclear quadrupole resonance interaction regimes, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=842577 (Accessed June 16, 2024)

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Created January 22, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017