420431 Nanomolecular Science

Course offering details

Instructors: Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz

Type: Lecture

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Course Name Abbreviation: Nanomol

Credits: 5.00

Min. | Max. participants: - | -

Partial Grades:
First Part Grade (50%)
Second Part Grade (50%)

Official Course Description:
This course consists of three parts. In the first part, the concept of nanoparticles and nanoscale materials is introduced. The effect of nanoparticle size on their physical and chemical properties when going to the nanoscale is explained. The ‘nanoworld’ lies in-between the atomic scale, where quantum mechanics rule, and classical mechanics in the bulk material. This part will apply these observations on metal and ceramic nanoparticles, and special focus will also be given to the different chemical pathways used in order to obtain the most homogenous size distributions of such materials. The second part deals with an introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, with a focus on applications in inorganic and materials chemistry. Initially, NMR is compared to various other analytical techniques (e.g. IR, UV-vis, Raman, XRD, EPR, Mössbauer), and their respective advantages and disadvantages discussed (e.g. time scale, sensitivity, selectivity, sample preparation). Then a basic introduction to NMR is presented, the underlying theory of the technique as well as instrument hardware. The most important experimental aspects and NMR parameters such as chemical shift, scalar coupling, relaxation delay, decoupling, T-dependence, quadrupolar nuclei, and 2D NMR are presented. The main portion of this course deals with a discussion of actual examples of inorganic compounds from the literature. A non-mathematical, descriptive approach is used throughout. The third part of this course deals with the description of molecules and matter from a chemical point of view, with an emphasis on basic concepts of chemical bonding, including simple covalent bonds, delocalization, intermolecular interactions to create assemblies, and the mechanical bonding relevant in supramolecular and nanomolecular systems. An introduction into photonic processes will be given in terms of photochemical reactions and photoinduced electron transfer. Properties of matter are viewed in terms of thermodynamic aspects, highlighting enthalpic and entropic effects as the driving force for chemical reactions, solvent effects, isotope effects, properties of phase mixture, etc.

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Appointments
Date From To Room Instructors
1 Mon, 3. Feb. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
2 Tue, 4. Feb. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
3 Mon, 10. Feb. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
4 Tue, 11. Feb. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
5 Mon, 17. Feb. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
6 Tue, 18. Feb. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
7 Mon, 24. Feb. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
8 Tue, 25. Feb. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
9 Mon, 3. Mar. 2014 09:45 11:00 West Hall 3 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
10 Wed, 5. Mar. 2014 11:15 12:30 East Hall 6 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
11 Mon, 10. Mar. 2014 09:45 11:00 West Hall 3 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
12 Wed, 12. Mar. 2014 11:15 12:30 East Hall 6 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
13 Mon, 17. Mar. 2014 09:45 11:00 West Hall 3 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
14 Wed, 19. Mar. 2014 11:15 12:30 East Hall 6 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
15 Mon, 24. Mar. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
16 Tue, 25. Mar. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
17 Mon, 31. Mar. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
18 Tue, 1. Apr. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
19 Mon, 7. Apr. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
20 Tue, 8. Apr. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
21 Tue, 22. Apr. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
22 Mon, 28. Apr. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
23 Tue, 29. Apr. 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
24 Mon, 5. May 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
25 Tue, 6. May 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
26 Mon, 12. May 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
27 Tue, 13. May 2014 14:15 15:30 West Hall 2 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
28 Wed, 28. May 2014 12:30 14:30 East Hall 3 Dr. Bassem Bassil; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
Course specific exams
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Course catalogue
Course Catalogue > School of Engineering and Science > Natural and Environmental Sciences > Graduate Level Courses
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Instructors
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz
Dr. Bassem Bassil