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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Kussainov, Arman Sainovitch
Author's Email Address checkyourdo@gmail.com
URN etd-11192008-122244
Title Multiple quantum coherences experiment, simulations and applications
Degree PhD
Department Physics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Daniel F. Gochberg Committee Chair
Adam W. Anderson Committee Member
John C. Gore Committee Member
Sait A. Umar Committee Member
Volker E. Oberacker Committee Member
  • multiple quantum
  • dipolar field
  • coherences
Date of Defense 2008-11-11
Availability unrestricted


Dissertation under the direction of Professor Daniel F. Gochberg

This dissertation discuses the intermolecular Multilpe Quantum Coherence (iMQC) phenomenon in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). This effect originates from the coherent long range dipole-dipole interaction between spins. A short introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance and the CRAZED experiment (the primary method to observe and study iMQC) is given. We perform numerical simulations of the CRAZED experiment, including relaxation processes, instantaneous radio frequency pulses and gradients, as well as phase cycling, phantom positioning, and sample rotation. The signal dependence on the sample orientation, applied gradient strength and direction, and the underlying sample structure length scale has been determined experimentally and by numerical simulations for two biological tissues: rat sciatic nerve and mice fibrotic liver. The results indicate that the CRAZED signal may provide a unique means for elucidating sample structures at the hundreds of micrometers distance scale.

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