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Chemistry Master Information
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Physical Chemistry
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
529-0443-00LAdvanced Magnetic ResonanceW7 credits3GB. H. Meier, M. Ernst
AbstractThe course is for advanced students and covers selected topics from magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This year, the
lecture will introduce and discuss relaxation theory and its applications in magnetic resonance.
ObjectiveThe aim of the course is to familiarize the students with the basic concepts of magnetic resonance relaxation theory in
liquids and solids. Starting from the mathematical description of spin dynamics, the effect of stochastic motional
processes on the density operator will be analyzed. In the end students should understand the Redfield formulation of
relaxation and be able to understand the effect of dynamics on magnetic resonance experiments.
ContentThe aim of the course is to familiarize the students with the basic concepts of magnetic resonance relaxation theory in
liquids and solids. Starting from the mathematical description of spin dynamics, the effect of stochastic motional
processes on the density operator will be analyzed. In the end students should understand the Redfield formulation of
relaxation and be able to understand the effect of dynamics on magnetic resonance experiments.
Lecture notesA script which covers the topics will be distributed in the lecture and will be accessible through the web page http://www.ssnmr.ethz.ch/education/
529-0445-00LAdvanced Optics and SpectroscopyW7 credits3GR. Signorell
AbstractThis course provides an introduction to the interaction of light with nano- and microparticles followed by an overview of applications of current interest. Examples range from nanoparticles for medical applications and sensing to the role of the interaction of solar radiation with aerosol particles and cloud droplets for the climate.
ObjectiveThe students will be introduced to the basic concepts of the interaction of light with nano- and microparticles. The combination of basic concepts with different applications will enable students to apply their knowledge to new problems in various fields where nanoscale objects play a role.
ContentLight interacts surprisingly differently with small particles than with bulk or with gas phase materials. The first part of the course provides a basic but rigorous introduction into the interaction of light with nano- and microparticles. The emphasis is on the classical treatment of absorption and scattering of light by small particles. The strengths and limits of this conventional approach will be discussed. The second part of the course is devoted to a broad range of applications. Here topics include: Plasmon resonances in metallic systems, metallo-dielectric nanoparticles for medical applications, the use of lasers for optical trapping and characterization of single particles, vibrational excitons in dielectric nanoparticles, interaction of light with aerosol particles and cloud droplets for remote sensing applications and climate predictions, characterization of ultrafine aerosol particles by photoemission using velocity map imaging.
Lecture noteswill be distributed during the course
LiteratureBasics: Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, C. F. Bohren and D. R. Huffman, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Applications: References will be provided during the course.
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