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Updates and Messages / Add-Ons
« on: March 18, 2016, 03:06:47 PM »
Two add-on packages have been posted on the SpinDynamica website

SymmetryBasedRecouplingAnalysis is a resurrection of the old routines CandRsymmetries which allows calculation of selection rules and scaling factors for symmetry-based recoupling sequences.

PolarizationOperator is a new symbol which may be used to derive the level of polarization of a single spin or set of spins, from an arbitrary density operator.

Updates and Messages / SpinDynamica 2.14.2 released
« on: February 07, 2016, 09:50:47 AM »
SpinDynamica 2.14.2 has been released here:

It includes some important bug fixes.

Examples / Re: Product operator calculations
« on: December 21, 2015, 10:40:41 PM »
Hi Jean-Nicolas,
 The timing issues you raise should have been addressed in v2.14.1

Publications / Quantum-rotor-induced polarization
« on: December 20, 2015, 01:07:55 PM »
The paper

S.S. Roy, J.-N. Dumez, G. Stevanato, B. Meier, J.T. Hill-Cousins, R.C.D. Brown, et al., Enhancement of quantum rotor NMR signals by frequency-selective pulses, J. Magn. Reson. 250 (2015) 25–28. doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2014.11.004.

uses SpinDynamica to treat quantum-rotor-induced polarization and predict enhancements generated by frequency-selective pulses.

Publications / Long-lived states in 4-spin systems
« on: December 20, 2015, 01:05:48 PM »
The paper

G. Stevanato, S. Singha Roy, J. Hill-Cousins, I. Kuprov, L.J. Brown, R.C.D. Brown, et al., Long-lived nuclear spin states far from magnetic equivalence, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17 (2015) 5913–5922. doi:10.1039/C4CP05704J.

uses SpinDynamica to analyze long-lived states in 4 spin systems, using the matrix representations of operators in symmetry-adapted bases to pick out the essential features of the spin dynamics.

The paper:

P.W. Kuchel, D. Shishmarev, M. Puckeridge, M.H. Levitt, C. Naumann, B.E. Chapman, NMR of 133Cs+ in stretched hydrogels: One-dimensional, z- and NOESY spectra, and probing the ion’s environment in erythrocytes, Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 261 (2015) 110–120. doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2015.10.011.

includes some explicit SpinDynamica code descriptions.

Hi Evan, this bug has been fixed in the latest SpinDynamica release 2.14.1

Hello Riddhiman, this bug has been fixed in the latest release (2.14.1)

Updates and Messages / SpinDynamica 2.14.1 released
« on: December 20, 2015, 12:47:40 PM »
SpinDynamica 2.14.1 has been released here:

Includes bug fixes, enhanced documentation, and speed enhancements.

Thanks Evan,
 I'm sorry for taking so long to notice this bug report. I will add it to my list of tasks.

 Unfortunately I now have little time to attend to SpinDynamica.

best wishes

Thanks Riddhiman,
 apologies for the delay in replying.

 I will add this to my list of tasks.

 Unfortunately I currently have little time to attend to SpinDynamica.

best wishes

Examples / Re: Product operator calculations
« on: June 05, 2015, 09:31:51 AM »
Hi Jean-Nicolas,
 I have looked at this and while temporary fixes are possible I prefer to do some more major restructuring to avoid the repeated and time-consuming pattern matching loops which are responsible for this slow execution of symbolic code for more than a very small number of spins. I will get round to this but it may take some time. In the meantime please do use the shortcut you found.
 sorry for the delay

Examples / Product operator calculations
« on: May 28, 2015, 05:34:50 PM »
I get quite a few queries asking how one can do product operator calculations for weakly coupled systems using SpinDynamica. I attach a file showing a few examples, including INADEQUATE in a 2-spin-1/2 system and INEPT in an A3X system.

The file also includes a product operator calculation for spin-3/2. Such calculations are not easy to do by hand.

Updates and Messages / SpinDynamica 2.13.1 released
« on: May 27, 2015, 08:48:36 AM »

The obscure bug in ProductKet (only evident for spins > 1/2) has been fixed in the release v2.12.2.

I did not get time to introduce options for alternative "built-in" ZeemanBasis ordering. However instructions for setting up a ZeemanBasis with the same ordering as in the SpinDynamics book are given in part 3 of the documentation accompanying 2.12.2.


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