Dr. Traficante presents the courses with clarity and accuracy that comes from experience of over 30 years teaching the subject. Not only does he teach students the what, he teaches them why so they gain a thorough understanding of the subject. This course is unparalleled in simplifying a complex subject and well worth the investment of time and money. Upon completion of the bundle, students receive a digital certificate verifying successful completion of the course.
This course is especially valuable for laboratory managers who operate
instruments, or who are responsible for training others how to
efficiently and correctly operate spectrometers.
The course corrects
many widely held misconceptions that can lead to improper operation.
The bundled course begins with signals generated in the rotating frame, carried through block diagrams of a spectrometer console, into the computer, and finally represented in terms of a spectrum. Emphasis is placed on understanding the principles that are embodied in topics such as phase, modulation, quadrature phase detection, A-to-D conversion, aliasing, and the Fourier transform. Proper operating techniques are described throughout the course. After the fundamental principles and instrumentation have been covered, these principles are used in discussions of apodization functions, data treatments, relaxation measurements, NOE's and special decoupling experiments.
Every attempt has been made to present the material on a conceptual rather than a mathematical level, and whenever possible physical pictures are emphasized. However, some simple mathematics and basic concepts in physics and electricity are used to describe certain phenomena.
Included with this bundle are print
copies of all course materials shipped FREE. The typed documents include every slide used in the video course.
Professor Traficante is available through this learning platform to answer students' questions as they progress through the courses.
Dr. Traficante obtained his Ph.D. in 1962 from MIT in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. He has worked in the NMR field since 1962, and in the early 1970s he pioneered multi-nuclear instrumentation. He has built probes, reassembled spectrometers, and developed new software programs to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio and the resolution of NMR spectra. His current research in the areas of structure determination, instrumentation, and data processing provide him with knowledge and expertise that are applicable to a broad audience. His organic chemistry background, plus his expertise in electronics, gives his lectures a special depth and appreciation for the field. Dr. Traficante is known throughout the world as an outstanding educator.
"Nuclear magnetic resonance presents a daunting challenge for beginners approaching the subject from less physical disciplines. Professor Traficante solves this problem by treating the basic concept - Fourier transformation, sensitivity, relaxation, spin coupling for example - in very gentle steps making a complex subject readily accessible for all."
"Since I have been an industrial NMR spectroscopist training scientists to do NMR for over 40 years, I have a full appreciation for the amount of time this course would have saved me. Professor Traficante's presentations show the result of decades of teaching this topic. He presents each concept clearly and at a pace that allows the student to think about what the lessons mean. However, it is a useful review for even experienced spectroscopists."
—G. JOSEPH RAY, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Baxter Healthcare Corp.
"I have full confidence that this is the best MNR course for individuals seeking this type of education. Professor Traficante is the best-qualified to provide these videos, as well as the most experienced. His teaching skills are unparalleled."
—SUSAN LAKOSKI, MD, Cardiologist, University of Vermont School of Medicine