## Matthias Ernst: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021 |

Name | Prof. Dr. Matthias Ernst |

Field | Physikalische Chemie |

Address | Lab. für Physikalische Chemie ETH Zürich, HCI D 227 Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10 8093 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 632 43 66 |

Fax | +41 44 632 16 21 |

maer@ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.nmr.ethz.ch/~maer |

Department | Chemistry and Applied Biosciences |

Relationship | Adjunct Professor and Privatdozent |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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529-0014-00L | Advanced Magnetic Resonance - Relaxation | 6 credits | 3G | M. Ernst, T. Wiegand | |

Abstract | The course is for advanced students and covers relaxation theory in magnetic resonance spectroscopy. | ||||

Objective | The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the theory behind relaxation phenomena in magnetic resonance. Starting from a theoretical description of magnetic resonance, Redfield theory will be developed and applications to liquid-state and solid-state NMR will be discussed. In the end, students should be able to read and understand research publications in the field of magnetic resonance relaxation. | ||||

Content | The lecture will discuss Hamiltonian in Magnetic Resonance that are important for relaxation phenomena. Building on this, Redfield theory will be discussed and put into context with other relaxation theories used in Magnetic Resonance. To illustrate the working of Redfield theory, relaxation a simple two-spin model will be calculated in extensive detail. Building on this, selected topics from relaxation in liquids and solids are discussed so that at the end a reasonable overview of the field is given. Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of NMR, e.g. as covered in the Lecture Physical Chemistry IV, or the book by Malcolm Levitt. | ||||

Lecture notes | A 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 | ||||

Literature | J. Kowalewski, L. Mäler, Nuclear Spin Relaxation in Liquids, CRC Press, 2006. J. McConnell, The Theory of Nuclear Magnetic Relaxation in Liquids, Cambridge University Press, 2009. | ||||

529-0432-AAL | Physical Chemistry IV: Magnetic ResonanceEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | 4 credits | 9R | B. H. Meier, M. Ernst, G. Jeschke | |

Abstract | Theoretical foundations of magnetic resonance (NMR,EPR) and selected applications. | ||||

Objective | Introduction to magnetic resonance in isotropic and anisotropic phase. | ||||

Content | The course gives an introduction to magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR and EPR) in liquid, liquid crystalline and solid phase. It starts from a classical description in the framework of the Bloch equations. The implications of chemical exchange are studied and two-dimensional exchange spectroscopy is introduced. An introduction to Fourier spectroscopy in one and two dimensions is given and simple 'pulse trickery' is described. A quantum-mechanical description of magnetic resonance experiments is introduced and the spin Hamiltonian is derived. The chemical shift term as well as the scalar, dipolar and quadrupolar terms are discussed. The product-operator formalism is introduced and various experiments are described, e.g. polarization transfer. Applications in chemistry, biology, physics and medicine, e.g. determination of 3D molecular structure of dissolved molecules, determination of the structure of paramagnetic compounds and imaging (MRI) are presented. | ||||

Lecture notes | handed out in the lecture (in english) | ||||

Literature | see http://www.ssnmr.ethz.ch/education/PC_IV_Lecture | ||||

529-0499-00L | Physical Chemistry | 1 credit | 1K | B. H. Meier, A. Barnes, M. Ernst, P. H. Hünenberger, G. Jeschke, F. Merkt, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner | |

Abstract | Seminar series covering current developments in Physical Chemistry | ||||

Objective | Discussing current developments in Physical Chemistry |