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KFK150 - Applied optical spectroscopy
Tillämpad optisk spektroskopi
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNAT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 18115
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: A
Maximum participants: 30

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0195 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   10 Oct 2020 pm J

In programs

MPPHS PHYSICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
TKKEF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
MPNAT NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Bo Albinsson


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Physics or Chemistry equivalent to 15 ECTS.

Aim

The overall aim of this course is to provide an understanding about various spectroscopic techniques, from the theoretical background to the hands on procedures.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  1. Apply basic quantum chemistry to describe and predict the outcome of light-matter interactions. Assessed in written or oral exam.
  2. Assign point group of a given molecule in order to find allowed or forbidden transitions based on molecular structure. Assessed in written or oral exam.
  3. Derive the selection rules for transitions within atoms and molecules. Assessed in written or oral exam.
  4. Apply your knowledge of optical spectroscopic techniques, such as UV-vis absorption, fluorescence, IR, and Raman to solve basic spectroscopic problems, both theoretically and practically. Assessed in written or oral exam and project.
  5. Describe the theory behind the function of a laser. Also, identify practical problems where laser spectroscopy can be used. Assessed in written or oral exam.
  6. Collect experimental and literature data and critically analyze the result within a team. Further, present your results in a report as well as in an oral presentation. Assessed in project.
  7. Understand the theoretical background of rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopy. Assessed in written or oral exam and project.

Content

The course starts with an introduction to important spectroscopic techniques, used in ongoing research projects. Thereafter, basic quantum chemistry is repeated, and forms the basis for discussing the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and matter. This includes relevant theory for understanding this interaction.
The course covers vibrational spectroscopy (IR and Raman), UV and Visible light spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy and emission spectropscopy, with focus on the applications of these techniques.

The lectures cover practical use of quantum mechanical operators, theory for vibrational and rotational motion and electronic excitation, selection rules and perturbation theory. The theoretical aspect is covered during lectures and the use is illustrated in exercises and projects.

Organisation

The teaching consists of lectures, exercises, writing assignments and hand-in problems and a mandatory project work including an oral presentation and a written report.

Literature

Modern Spectroscopy 4th edition, J. Michael Hollas, John Wiley & Sons

Examination including compulsory elements

Written and/or oral examination and approved laboratory project.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.