Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2300749
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Fundamentals of magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Electron spin resonance (ESR). Magnetic properties of materials.Spin dynamics. Bloch Equations. Longitudinal and transverse relaxation. Principles of time domain spectroscopy: Quadrature detection, Phase Cycling, Spin echo. MW and RF pulses. Advanced pulsed ESR experiments: ESEEM, HYSCORE, ENDOR. Resonators. Electronic structure determination. Simulation with spin-Hamiltonian formalism. Calculation of ESR parameters with DFT. Applications for transition metal complexes, catalysts, organic radicals, metalloenzymes, proteins, thin film solar cells, perovskites, nanomaterials, quantum computing (coherence time for qubits).