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CHEM6155 Spin Dynamics

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Understanding of the quantum description of magnetic resonance.
  • Knowledge of interactions of spins with each other and their environment.
  • Understanding of principles behind the simulation and interpretation of NMR/ESR data.
  • Solving magnetic resonance based problems
  • Access and use scientific resources
  • Work alone and as part of a team
  • Ability to present the results of solved problems in written and oral form


Matrix algebra QM of angular momentum density opterator spin hamiltonian ,Zeeman interaction time evolution Chemical shift, spin-spin interactions Coherence and polarisation transfer Introduction to simulation tools

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module consists of lectures and workshops. All materials will be available electronically via blackboard and video recordings of lectures via panopto. Lecture material, text book and directed reading will be complemented by suitable simulation software (Spindynamics) for the simulation and exploration of concepts. Students will work through problem sets designed to reinforce understanding of the lecture material. Students will present their solutions to problem sets during the workshops. For the problem sheets that are not formally assessed students will be able to work together for arrive at solutions.

Wider reading or practice66
Completion of assessment task60
Total study time150


Assessment Strategy

Assessment Methods: Workshops, Problem sets Written and oral feedback will be given as part of the marking process of the problem sheets and during the workshops. Feedback will also be available via contacting the lecturers.


MethodPercentage contribution
Computing assignment 34%
Problem Sheets 33%
Problem Sheets 33%


MethodPercentage contribution
Resubmit assessments 100%
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