Beta-NMR of short-lived nucleus 17N in liquids


The β-ray detected nuclear magnetic resonance (β-NMR) of a short lived-nucleus 17N (I = 1/2, T1/2 = 4.173 s) in liquid H2O and CH3NO2 has been performed. A π-pulse method was applied to obtain sharp NMR lines, from which the ratio of the Larmor frequencies of 17N in CH3NO2 and 1H was determined to be ν[17N in CH3NO2]/ν[1H2O] = 0.1265751 ± 0.0000019. Two resonance lines were observed for 17N in H2O with the relative frequency shifts of –(2.33 ± 0.37) × 10−4 and (2.91 ± 0.27) × 10−4 referenced to 17N in CH3NO2.

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The work was performed under the Research Project with Heavy Ions at NIRS-HIMAC. The work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP18K11920.

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Mihara, M., Sugihara, T., Fukuda, M. et al. Beta-NMR of short-lived nucleus 17N in liquids. Hyperfine Interact 240, 113 (2019).

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  • β-NMR in liquids
  • Nitrogen
  • Implantation
  • Chemical shift
  • H2O
  • CH3NO2