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Roland Riek: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Roland Riek
FieldPhysical Chemistry
Address
Lab. für Physikalische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI F 225
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 61 39
E-mailroland.riek@phys.chem.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
529-0432-00LPhysical Chemistry IV: Magnetic Resonance4 credits3GB. H. Meier, M. Ernst, G. Jeschke, R. Riek
AbstractTheoretical foundations of magnetic resonance (NMR,EPR) and selected applications.
ObjectiveIntroduction to magnetic resonance in isotropic and anisotropic phase.
ContentThe course gives an introduction to magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR and EPR) in liquid, liquid crystalline and solid phase. It starts from a classical description in the framework of the Bloch equations. The implications of chemical exchange are studied and two-dimensional exchange spectroscopy is introduced. An introduction to Fourier spectroscopy in one and two dimensions is given and simple 'pulse trickery' is described. A quantum-mechanical description of magnetic resonance experiments is introduced and the spin Hamiltonian is derived. The chemical shift term as well as the scalar, dipolar and quadrupolar terms are discussed. The product-operator formalism is introduced and various experiments are described, e.g. polarization transfer. Applications in chemistry, biology, physics and medicine, e.g. determination of 3D molecular structure of dissolved molecules, determination of the structure of paramagnetic compounds and imaging (MRI) are presented.
Lecture noteshanded out in the lecture (in english)
Literaturesee http://www.ssnmr.ethz.ch/education/PC_IV_Lecture
529-0449-00LSpectroscopy13 credits13PE. C. Meister, G. Jeschke, B. H. Meier, F. Merkt, R. Riek, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractLaboratory experiments to acquire a profound knowledge of spectroscopical methods and techniques in chemistry. Evaluation and visualization of measurement data. Writing lab reports.
ObjectiveLaboratory experiments to acquire a profound knowledge of spectroscopical methods and techniques in chemistry. Evaluation and visualization of measurement data. Writing lab reports.
ContentLaboratory experiments: UV/VIS spectroscopy, luminescence spectroscopy, FT infrared spectroscopy, dye laser, light diffraction and refraction, laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), FT nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR), atomic force microscopy (AFM), Fourier transform methods.
Lecture notesDetailed documentations to each experiment will be handed out.
E. Meister, Grundpraktikum Physikalische Chemie, 2. Auflage, vdf Hochschulverlag an der ETH, Zürich 2012.
Prerequisites / NoticePraktikum Physikalische und Analytische Chemie (529-0054-00) or
Praktikum Physikalische Chemie (529-0054-01).
529-0499-00LPhysical Chemistry1 credit1KB. H. Meier, G. Jeschke, F. Merkt, M. Quack, M. Reiher, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractInstitute-Seminar covering current research Topics in Physical Chemistry
Objective
529-1023-00LPhysical Chemistry I (for Biology and Pharmacy)3 credits2V + 1UR. Riek, H. P. Lüthi
AbstractThe laws of thermodynamics: empirical temperature, energy, entropy. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, activity, thermodynamical tables. Reaction thermodynamics: chemical potential, thermodynamical parameters of reaction, equilibrium conditions and their temperature and pressure dependence, biochemical reactions, surface effects, colligative properties.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the fundamental thermodynamical properties of chemical and biological systems.
Contenthe laws of thermodynamics: empirical temperature, energy, entropy. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, activity, thermodynamical tables. Reaction thermodynamics: chemical potential, thermodynamical parameters of reaction, equilibrium conditions and their temperature and pressure dependence, biochemical reactions, surface effects, colligative properties.
Lecture notesin process, will be distributed at the beginning of the first lecture
Literature1) Atkins, P.W., 1999, Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 6th ed., 1999.
2) Moore, W.J., 1990: Grundlagen der physikalischen Chemie, W. de Gruyter, Berlin.
3) Adam, G., Läuger, P., Stark, G., 1988: Physikalische Chemie und Biophysik, 2. Aufl., Springer Verlag, Berlin.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: mathematics I+II, functions of multiple variables, partial derivatives.