Publications [#234383] of Warren S. Warren

Journal Articles
  1. McCoy, MA; Warren, WS, Pulse shaping in quadrupole-echo NMR, Journal of Magnetic Resonance (1969), vol. 98 no. 1 (1992), pp. 24-35 .

    Shaped radiofrequency pulses are designed to extend the quadrupole-echo excitation bandwidth without insidious phase distortions. The quadrupole-shaped pulse (QUASH) is constructed by a simple iterative optimization procedure which directly solves a density-matrix equation of motion for an arbitrary amplitude-modulated pulse acting on a three-level system. Computer simulations and experimental 2H NMR studies comparing the performance of simple rectangular, composite, and shaped quadrupole-echo sequences on the partially rotating methyl group on 1-alanine-d3,3,3 show a dramatic improvement using the shaped excitation pulse. Increases in the effective bandwidth by a factor of two and three were realized over composite and rectangular sequences, respectively, without phase distortions. © 1992.