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CHEM8054 Spin Dynamics

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

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.


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:

Independent Study57
Total study time75


Assessment Strategy

This module provides formative assessment only. There is not any summative assessment for this zero credit module.


MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance 100%
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