MR1: Foundations of Magnetic Resonance

Module title: Foundations of Magnetic Resonance (MR1)

Module convenor: Dr. Josef Granwehr (Nottingham)

Module aims:

This module aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of magnetic resonance and to demonstrate how the technique may be used as an analytical tool in the physical and molecular sciences.

Learning objectives:

On completion of the module, students should be able to
  • understand the basic concepts of magnetic resonance
  • describe the magnetic interactions which characterize liquid-state NMR spectra
  • predict and explain NMR spectra of small molecules both qualitatively and quantitatively


  1. Introduction
  2. Classical treatment of spins
  3. Excitation and detection of spins
  4. High-resolution NMR in liquids (1H, 13C)
  5. Exchange spectroscopy in one and two dimensions


The module is assessed using a coursework exercise (link to the file at the bottom of this page). Student should attempt to achieve at least 50% of the marks. It is permitted (and encouraged) to discuss this coursework with other students taking this module, but each student should hand in an individual answer sheet. Do not just copy the answers.

Deadline: Friday, 23. November 2012

Hand-in procedure: Either

  • bring the answer sheet to the MR Centre
  • scan in the answer and send it by e-mail
  • send answer by mail to
      Josef Granwehr
      Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre
      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham
      University Park
      Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Academic year: 
11/10/2012 - 09:00