2022-2023 / CHIM9257-1

Introduction to solid state NMR, Partim A


15h Th

Nombre de crédits

 Master en sciences chimiques, à finalité (AMIS)2 crédits 
 Master en sciences chimiques, à finalité (FAME+)2 crédits 
 Master en sciences physiques, à finalité (AMIS)2 crédits 
 Master en sciences physiques, à finalité (FAME+)2 crédits 


Christian Damblon, Philippe Lecomte

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement au premier quadrimestre, examen en janvier


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Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises

Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme

Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement

  • Understanding a simple NMR experience by implementing the basic knowledge of classical electromagnestism (vectorial model) and quantum physics (density operator model).
  • Description of the interactions responsible of coupling and broadening in NMR spectra (chemical shift, direct and indirect dipolar coupling...)
  • Simplification of NMR spectra: effect of mobility. Comparison of liquid and solid-state NMR and use of the fast spinning at the magic angle (MAS) in solid-state NMR
  • Implementation of cross-polarization (CP) technique in solid-state NMR.
  • A practical session on the solid stat NMR spectrometer

Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • identify the interactions involved in solid-state NMR.
  • Understand the differences between solid-state and liquid state NMR.
  • understand and explain the basic techniques of solid-state NMR (MAS, CP, decoupling) and some common pulse sequences 
  • Read publications where solid-state NMR is used to characterize materials and analyze the reported results based on the theoretical background of the course.
  • Analyze NMR spectra analyzed by solid-state NMR.


Savoirs et compétences prérequis

Basic knowledge in liquid-state NMR, structural analysis by NMR, electromagnetism and quantum chemistry.

Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement

Theoretical course + discussion of applications + 1 practical session

Mode d'enseignement (présentiel, à distance, hybride)

The mode of delivery is face-to-face. The course will be delivered by videoconference if the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak requires it.  

Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours

Lecture notes: a copy of the slides is available (paper or pdf files).

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

Yellow Code: The exam is oral with a written preparation. The exam takes place face-to-face. Only one student is present in the room with the teacher(s). The sanitary rules of the yellow code related to the COVID outbreak applies. The student can ask to pass the exam by video conference for sanitary reason or for any other reasons related to mobility. Justified demands will be granted.
Orange Code: all the exams will take place by videoconference. A preparation period will be granted before the oral examination.
Whatever the code, a bibliographic work will be presented with a powerpoint presentation followed by a discussion.


Remarques organisationnelles

To be decided depending on students and lecturers's convenience. The slides are in English. The course will be given in english. French could only be considered unanimously by all students and the lecturer.


Philippe Lecomte (philippe.lecomte.at.uliege)
Christian Damblon (C.Damblon.at.uliege)

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