Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy
This course will describe aspects of both experimental and theoretical advanced molecular spectroscopy. It will include both gas phase, condensed phase and solid phase. The focus will be on used of a broad range of spectroscopies to gain information of the underlying physical chemistry. Rotations, vibrations and electronic transitions in molecules will be discussed. Theory of molecular vibration within the local mode model and experimental techniques used to observe the weak overtone transitions associated with the highly vibrational excited molecules will be explained. Fluorescence and in particular single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy will be discussed to highlight interaction of molecules with its environment. The main aim is that student will be able to critically read literature in the areas covered.
MSc Programme in Chemistry
MSc Programme in Chemistry with a minor subject
Theory of rotational, vibrational and electronic transitions.
The different experimental techniques used in gas, liquid and solid phase spectroscopy. Some typical acronym: IR, Raman, CRDS, PAS, FRET, will be understood.
Experience with analyzing experimental IR, Raman and fluorescence measurements.
Describe different techniques, instruments and the theory behind them.
Use of basic spectroscopic instruments.
Be able to critically read papers in current international physical chemistry journals.
Assess the usefulness of different spectroscopic techniques to solve different research questions.
Apply the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills
A mix of lecturers, tutorials/group discussions, and student presentation of a topic or a specific journal article. Visits to companies that used some of the techniques.
Sections from the following Text books:
Physical Chemistry by P. Atkins and J. de Paula, Ninth Edition, OUP, 2010.
Molecular Spectroscopy by Ira N Levine, Wiley and Sons, 1975.
Quantum Chemistry by Ira N Levine, Prentice Hall, 1991.
Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy 3rd Edition (J.R. Lakowicz)
In addition journal articles (about 30) and lectures notes will be handed out.
Details will apear on absalon.
Basic competencies in mathematics, physical chemistry, quantum
chemistry and spectroscopy are necessary
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
The course is identical to the discontinued course NKEK10004U
Advanced Physical Chemistry. Therefore you cannot register for
NKEK21001U - Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy, if you have already
passed NKEK10004U Advanced Physical Chemistry.
If you are registered with examination attempts in NKEK10004U Advanced Physical Chemistry without having passed the course, you have to use your last examination attempts to pass the exam in NKEK21001U - Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy. You have a total of three examination attempts.
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Oral examination, 1 hrsThe student will be given a paper and a question and allowed 30 min preperation time before the oral exam. During the exam the student should present the paper and discuss the question. The paper is one of the papers that have been discussed during the course.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
Clearly and concisely present a topical journal article, with
emphasis on extracting the key information and discussing this
in context of the theory and experiments covered in the
Explain the range of experimental techniques discussed in the course and the theoretical principles behind it.
Single subject courses (day)
- Theory exercises
- Practical exercises
- Course number
- 15 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 3 And Block 4
AThe class will meet 3 times per week.
- No admission restriction
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Physics, Chemistry and Nanoscience
- Department of Chemistry
- Faculty of Science
- Tom André Jos Vosch (3-7c7775486b706d7536737d366c73)
Henrik G Kjærgaard
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