Elective course MSc Chemistry, MSc LST
BSc in LST, MST or Physics
Theoretical basis of modern Solid State NMR-spectroscopy, non-stationary processes. Introduction into coherent spin dynamics and solid state NMR for materials, and biomolecules.
The basis is the density matrix formalism for non-stationary processes in the solid state, and how to manipulate the dynamics in spin space and real space with a spectrometer, exploring the symmetry of the theoretical description. During the course we will perform computer simulations of NMR experiments from gaining hands-on experience, and there is room for the students bringing in their own favorite pulse sequences for analysis.
At the end of the course students:
Will have the analytical skill to mathematically manipulate quantum coherent dynamics with operators, rotations and average Hamiltonian theory
Will have the skill to do computer simulation like quantum propagators of 1-D and 2-D NMR pulse sequences; localized spectroscopy depending on the students’ interest
Will have the skill of Transfer of knowledge: apply principles of coherent dynamics and product to quantum chemistry and quantum biology
Will be able to see the density matrix and propagator formalism
Will be introduced into the logic of analyzing coherent dynamics in the product of quantum and real space
Will be able, after installing the Simpson virtual spectrometer on their own laptop, to simulate their NMR experiments
Will gain knowledge about the transfer to quantum chemistry and quantum biology
Mode of instruction
This is an interactive course with a high level of participation from the students with peer-instruction.
Compulsory reading: M.J. Duer, “Solid State NMR spectroscopy”
The grade assessment for this course will consist of three parts:
In class participation in the peer instruction: 40%
Simulation of pulse sequences exercises, reports to be handed in: 30%
Multiple choice quantitative literacy test 30%
Biennial course, this course will be given in 2018-2019
Students are kindly requested to register for the course at firstname.lastname@example.org