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SCP9087644, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MAGNETIC SPECTROSCOPIES
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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Teacher in charge LORENZO FRANCO CHIM/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Prerequisites: Physics and quantum chemistry basics.
Target skills and knowledge: This course is aimed at the description of theoretical foundations and experimental practice of magnetic resonance spectroscopies (NMR, EPR). The lectures will provide examples of many application of magnetic spectroscopies to physico-chemical problems concerning molecular structure and functions
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: The student should demonstrate a good knowledge of basic theoretical concepts of magnetic resonance and his/her ability to apply the concepts to experimental problems.
Course unit contents: Introduction to electromagnetic field and radiation-matter interactions. Classical and quantum mechanical description of spin and magnetic moments. Nuclear and electron spin properties. Spin Hamiltonians. Bloch equation, spin relaxation and density matrix description of magnetic resonance. Pulsed and Fourier Transform techniques in magnetic resonance (FID, spin-echoes etc.). Product operator formalism. Zeeman interaction. Nuclear and electronic magnetic interaction. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. Isotropic and anisotropic interactions. EPR spectra in liquid and solid phase (single crystal, disordered solids). Zero Field Splitting. Advanced EPR techniques: ENDOR, ODMR, Time-resolved EPR, Multifrequency EPR, Pulsed EPR.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is based on classroom lectures, including examples and problems taken from scientific literature.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes. Additional references will be indicated during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J. A. Weil, J. R. Bolton,, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance: Elementary Theory and Practical Applications. --: J. Wiley & Sons, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • H. G√ľnther, NMR Spectroscopy: Basic Principles, Concepts, and Applications in Chemistry. --: J. Wiley & Sons, 1995. Cerca nel catalogo
  • J. Keeler, Understanding NMR spectroscopy. --: J. Wiley & Sons, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Matlab

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