Aluminum to oxygen cross-polarization in α-Al2O3 (corundum)

Jürgen Haase, Eric Oldfield

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Experimental results concerning the cross-polarization of two quadrupolar, I = 5 2 nuclei are presented. It is shown in particular that 27Al spins in α-Al2O3 (corundum) can be spin-locked, and magnetization transferred to the 17O spin system. Cross-polarization between pairs of quadrupolar nuclei can cause considerable signal-to-noise ratio gains over conventional one- (or two-) pulse excitation and should be of use in investigating a number of inorganic solids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1994


  • Aluminum-27
  • Cross-polarization
  • Oxygen-17
  • Quadrupolar nuclei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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