Objective and Clientele:
This course is an introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance for students who seek expertise in the fundamentals of nuclear magnetic resonance. Lectures cover theory, instrumentation, and applications in the physical sciences, engineering, and health-related fields.
Undergraduate physics (phys. 122 or equivalent)
- Precessing Tops and the Faraday Detector, The Zeeman Interaction, The Chemical Shift Interaction, Magnetic Resonance, Coherence, Relaxation, Inhomogeneous magnetic fields and T2∗
- The Bloch Equations
- Free Precession, RF Pulses, Bloch Decay Experiment.
- The Fourier Transform
- Absorption and Dispersion mode lineshapes, Phase Corrections.
- Limitations of the Bloch Equations
- Equations Dipolar Couplings, J Couplings, Nuclear Electric Quadrupole Couplings, Spin Decoupling.
- Inside the NMR Spectrometer
- Magnetic field homogeneity, shimming, NMR probe design, Signal averaging.
- Measuring Relaxation Times
- Saturation Recovery, Inversion Recovery, Spin Echo, Echo Train Acquisition.
- Coherence Transfer Pathways
- Measuring Translational Diffusion Coefficients
- Interpreting Relaxation Times
- Time correlation and Spectral Density Functions, Relaxation via Dipolar Couplings, Steady- State Overhauser Effect, Quadrupolar Relaxation, Nuclear Shielding Relaxation.
- Measuring Chemical Exchange
- Modified Bloch Equations.
- Multi-dimensional NMR in liquids
- 2D Exchange, 2D NOESY, transient nOe’s, COSY, ROESY, HSQC, TOCSY, HMQC, HMBC, INEPT, INADEQUATE, etc...
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Basic principles, k-space, Echo-Planar Imaging.
- NMR in the Solid State
- Single crystals, Polycrystalline Solids, Magic-Angle Spinning, Cross-Polarization, Spinning Sidebands.
All students with documented disabilities, who need accommodations, should see the instructor privately to schedule an appointment as early in the quarter as possible. If your disability requires materials in alternative format, please contact the Office for Disability Services at 292-3307, Room 150 Pomerene Hall.
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