The University of Southampton

CHEM6155 Spin Dynamics

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

Aims: Introduction to key concepts and physical foundations of Magnetic Resonance

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

Completion of assessment task60
Wider reading or practice66
Total study time150



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


MethodPercentage contribution
Resubmit assessments 100%
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