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22.920 A Hands-On Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, January (IAP) 1997

A picture of an animation in the 22.920 animations section.
Image taken from an animation in the 22.920 animations section. (Courtesy of Prof. David Cory.)

Highlights of this Course

The aim of this short course is to present a physical picture of the basic principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging, along with a brief introduction to selected experimental details. A full set of lecture notes (with animations) and lab exercises is included.

Course Description

Hands-on introduction to NMR presenting background in classical theory and instrumentation. Each lecture is followed by lab experiments to demonstrate ideas presented during the lecture and to familiarize students with state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation. Experiments cover topics ranging from spin dynamics to spectroscopy, and include imaging.

Technical Requirements

QuickTime Player software is required to view the .movie files found on this course site.



Prof. David Cory

Course Meeting Times

Four sessions / week for 2 weeks
2 hours / session



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