Advanced Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy
The course focus on the theoretical background for and applications of fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. The course deals with photophysical properties of molecular systems, in particular related to UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence. Special emphasis is on: energy and electron transfer, polarization (anisotropy), and solvent effects, single molecule spectroscopy and super resolution imaging, time resolved fluorescence and transient absorption.
MSc Programme in Chemistry
MSc Programme in Nanoscience
After having passed the course, the student should be able to:
Concepts of the interaction of light with molecules
Concepts of photo physical manifestations of the local molecular environment
Concepts of for the kinetics involved in deactivation of electronically excited states of molecules
Concepts of the basics of photo induced electron transfer
Concepts of steady-state and time-resolved anisotropy of fluorescence emission
Concepts of the principles of steady-state and time-resolved experimental techniques
Concepts of resonance energy transfer and its applications
Concepts of application of fluorescence techniques in sensors
Concepts of transient absorption
Concepts of single molecule fluorescence techniques
Concepts of super resolution fluorescence imaging
- Apply the above mentioned knowledge for understanding and calculating photophysical properties of molecular systems.
- Read contemporary research papers on photophysics, understand them, present them and write an self consistent essay on it.
Lectures, student presentations, discussions, and preparation individually and/or in groups.
Joseph R. Lakowicz: "Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy", 3rd edition. Lecture notes. Selected research articles.
Photophysic and physical chemistry at a level corresponding to
the BSc courses KemiFoto (Photochemistry and Photophysics) or
KemiBin (Chemical Bonding), KemiKS (Quantum Chemistry and
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Oral examination, 25 min (no preparation time)
- Type of assessment details
- Oral exam: based on the written essay of the student, the material from the assignment, and the general curriculum of the course.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment
see learning outcomes
Single subject courses (day)
- Class Instruction
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 4
- 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
- Bo Wegge Laursen (3-697e73476a6f6c7435727c356b72)
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