529-0432-00L  Physical Chemistry IV: Magnetic Resonance

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersB. H. Meier, M. Ernst, G. Jeschke, R. Riek
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


529-0432-00 GPhysikalische Chemie IV: Magnetische Resonanz
Vorlesung: Fr 8-10
Übungen: Di 9-10
3 hrs
Tue09-10HCI D 6 »
09-10HCI E 2 »
09-10HCI E 8 »
09-10HCI J 4 »
09-10HCP E 47.3 »
Fri08-10HCI J 6 »
B. H. Meier, M. Ernst, G. Jeschke, R. Riek

Catalogue data

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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 529-0434-00L Physical Chemistry V: Spectroscopy (next semester)
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Programme in Chemistry 2005; Version 27.03.2018 (Examination Block II)
ECTS credits8 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersB. H. Meier, M. Ernst, G. Jeschke, R. Riek
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationPrüfung auf Deutsch oder Englisch
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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