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270075 VO Paramagnetism in Spectroscopy NMR, EPR and Hyperpolarization (2020S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: English

Examination dates



Start: Mo, 6.4.20


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims at enlightening the role of unpaired electron in magnetic resonance spectroscopy covering Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy as well as hyperpolarization techniques such as dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) methodology and to highlight selected applications.
The course will begin with an overview over the fundamentals behind the magnetic resonance of electron spins introducing the resonance phenomenon in general together with related topics such as electronic relaxation and the instrumentational setup of a magnetic resonance spectrometer.
Later, the use of unpaired electrons will be introduced on a wide spectrum of applications ranging from basic spin physics over bioinorganic chemistry to structural biology.
A special emphasis will be on the use of DNP for hyperpolarization, i.e. signal enhancement by in NMR.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examn

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic knowledge of DNP, NMR and EPR spectroscopy and its applications according to the content of the lecture.

100-87,5%: Very good (1)
87,4-75%: good(2)
74,9-62,5%: satisfactory (3)
62,4-50%: sufficient (4)
< 50%: not sufficient(5)

Examination topics

Lecture contents and provided materials

Reading list

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance: Elementary Theory and Practical Applications, Second Edition, John A. Weil James R. Bolton, Wiley-VCH, 2006

Association in the course directory

BC-3, CHE II-3, CHE II-4

Last modified: Mo 21.09.2020 17:30