Observation of NMR noise from solid samples

Judith Schlagnitweit, Jean Nicolas Dumez, Martin Nausner, Alexej Jerschow, Bénédicte Elena-Herrmann, Norbert Müller

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We demonstrate that proton NMR noise signals, i.e. NMR spectra without excitation by radio frequency, can be obtained from solid samples. Experimental results are shown for static and magic-angle spinning conditions. In addition, a tuning procedure based on the probes' NMR noise characteristics and similar to the one described previously for liquids probes can also be used to optimize signal-to-noise ratios in 1H-MAS experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-172
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010



  • Matching
  • NMR noise
  • Sensitivity
  • Signal-to-noise ratio
  • Spin-noise
  • Tuning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Schlagnitweit, J., Dumez, J. N., Nausner, M., Jerschow, A., Elena-Herrmann, B., & Müller, N. (2010). Observation of NMR noise from solid samples. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 207(1), 168-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmr.2010.08.016