Solid-state NMR

PFIS-2020 / PQUI-335


Prof. Jair C. C. Freitas

Detailed course information (in Portuguese).

I. Program:

1) Introduction to NMR:  Nuclear paramagnetism; the NMR phenomenon; pulses, FIDs, echoes and relaxation; NMR spectroscopy; basic instrumentation.

2) Relaxation: Longitudinal relaxation; transverse relaxation; measurements of relaxation times; relaxometry; applications in low-field NMR.

3) Nuclear spin interactions: Magnetic interactions; electric interactions; homogeneous and inomogeneous interactions; anisotropy of the interactions in solids; hyperfine interactions and magnetic materials.

4) High-resolution solid-state techniques: magic angle spinning; high-power decoupling; cross polarization; 2D methods in solids.

5) Applications of solid-state NMR: glasses and other disordered materials; polymers; carbon materials; magnetic materials; other materials.

6) Laboratory activities involving solid-state NMR experiments.


II. Bibliography:

  1. Duer, M. J. Introduction do solid state NMR spectroscopy. Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
  2. Gil, V. M. S.; Geraldes, C.F.G.C.; Ressonância Magnética Nuclear: Fundamentos, Métodos e Aplicações, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1987.
  3. Levitt, M. H. Spin dynamics. John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
  4. Slichter, C. P. Principles of Magnetic Resonance. Springer, 1996.

III. Schedule:

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IV. Evaluation:

  • Lists of problems.
  • Students’ talks.
  • Experimental activities (in the lab).