One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A distribution of electric charge or magnetization consisting of four equal monopoles, or two equal dipoles, arranged close together with alternating polarity and operating as a unit.
- ‘Such simulations can, however, display rapid small amplitude motions that modulate the quadrupole interaction about its average.’
- ‘The two populations differ in their averaged quadrupole splitting and in their 2 H chemical shift values.’
- ‘Motions that change the quadrupole interaction while an echo is being formed contribute to echo decay.’
- ‘The deuterium quadrupole echo spectra of the two samples are presented in Fig.7.’
- ‘Lowering the temperature appears to substantially shorten the quadrupole echo decay time of the prominent doublet component.’
- ‘For this protein, representation of its electrostatic properties by a quadrupole moment seems more appropriate.’
- 1.1 A device using a quadrupole directed at one point to focus beams of subatomic particles.
- ‘We have used a microfabricated planar quadrupole as a test bed for evaluating DEP-based traps, using polystyrene beads as a model for cells.’
- ‘In Q-Tof mass spectrometers ions are focused by a radio frequency lens before transmission to the quadrupole.’
- ‘The plot in Fig.2 has a striking qualitative similarity to the observed NMR quadrupole splittings.’
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