We present a special case of the theory of coherent isotropic averaging in zero-field NMR, given in part I of this work. In a zero external field, combinations of the magnetic-field pulses restricted to pi/2 rotations along the three coordinate axes can selectively average internal spin Hamiltonians while preserving the intrinsic invariance of the spectrum with respect to the sample orientation. Compared with the general case, the limits of the allowed scaling factors of first- and second-rank interactions are slightly reduced. For instance, time reversal is possible for second-rank tensors with a -1/5 scaling factor, instead of -1/4 in general. Finite pulse compensations are analyzed and experimental illustrations are given for two optimum time-reversal sequences. The cubic sequences, though less efficient than the icosahedral sequences, are technically more feasible and may be used in zero-field experiments such as decoupling (by rank or nuclear species), time reversal or multipolar experiments (the zero-field equivalent of multiple-quantum NMR). (C) 1995 American Institute of Physics.

%B Journal of Chemical Physics %V 103 %P 3982-3997 %8 Sep 8 %@ 0021-9606 %G English %UWe present a general theory of coherent isotropic averaging in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). In a zero external field, magnetic-field pulses can selectively average the internal spin Hamiltonians, while preserving the intrinsic invariance of the spectrum with respect to the sample orientation. The theory predicts the limits of the scaling factors for tenser interactions of different ranks. Time reversal is found to be possible for first- and second-rank tensors with scaling factors of -1/3 and -1/4, respectively. Explicit sequences, based on icosahedral symmetry, are given for a number of optimal scaling factors. To illustrate the theory, an experiment is also presented in the special case of rank-selective decoupling. As in high-field NMR, applications can be expected from the introduction of coherent averaging schemes for zero-held techniques: for example, decouplings (by rank or nuclear species), time reversal, and multipolar experiments (zero-field analog of multiple-quantum NMR). (C) 1995 American Institute of Physics.

%B Journal of Chemical Physics %V 103 %P 3966-3981 %8 Sep 8 %@ 0021-9606 %G English %UWe report the observation of spin echoes resulting from the time reversal of isotropic many-body spin couplings in zero-field NMR. The coherent-averaging pulse sequences responsible for the scaling and the time reversal of isotropic interactions of first and second rank are based on cubic and icosahedral symmetry.

%B Physical Review Letters %V 67 %P 1989-1992 %8 Oct 7 %@ 0031-9007 %G English %U