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CHEM8028 Spin Dynamics

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

Background to the theory and applications of liquid and solid state NMR and ESR techniques.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Understanding of the theoretical models of NMR and ESR experiments.
  • Knowledge of spin relaxation theory and its use in structure determination.
  • Understanding of the rotational properties of anisotropic spin interactions.
  • Understanding of principles behind the simulation and interpretation of NMR / ESR data.

Syllabus

• Secular approximations • Perturbative relaxation theories • Correlation functions and spectral densities • Average Hamiltonian theories • NMR / ESR experiment simulation – liquid state • NMR / ESR experiment simulation – solid state • Fokker-Planck equations and related theories

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and workshops. Problem solving. Computing exercises. Contact time: 18 hours Private study hours: Total study time:

TypeHours
Independent Study57
Teaching18
Total study time75

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Workshops, Problems Attendance at all sessions. Satisfactory performance in workshops and problem-solving

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance at all sessions %
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