Cross-Relaxation Enhanced NQR of Ammonium Nitrate in Low Magnetic Field

  • Georgy V. Mozzhukhin
  • Bulat Z. Rameev
  • Galina S. Kupriyanova
  • Bekir Aktaş
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)


Nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) with use of pulses of low magnetic field has been studied. The technique is based on the matching of proton frequency (ν L) to one of the NQR frequencies (ν 0, ν + or ν ) for the period of application of pulse magnetic field. Theoretical approach to analyse the NQR experiments in pulse magnetic fields is outlined. In this work the NQR on ammonium nitrate (AN) sample for specific case of ν L = ν 0 have been studied. It has been shown that the technique provides essential shortening the effective spin-lattice relaxation time and can be applied for the detection of explosive materials.


Ammonium Nitrate Static Magnetic Field Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Pulse Magnetic Field Helmholtz Coil 
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This work was supported by NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme under Science for Peace project No. 982836, and by the TÜBİTAK/RFBR joint project programme, grant No. 212T131/13-03-91372_CT_a. Authors also acknowledge the referees of this paper for their very valuable suggestions and comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgy V. Mozzhukhin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bulat Z. Rameev
    • 1
    • 3
  • Galina S. Kupriyanova
    • 4
  • Bekir Aktaş
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsGebze Institute of TechnologyGebze-KocaeliTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsKazan State Power Engineering UniversityKazanRussia
  3. 3.Laboratory of Radiation PhysicsKazan Physical-Technical Institute (KPhTI)KazanRussia
  4. 4.Department of Radiophysics and Information Security, Institute of Physics and TechnologyImmanuel Kant Baltic Federal UniversityKaliningradRussia

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