Physical Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy

 

MNF-chem1003

Physical Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy

Semester / Duration

Annually: Winter Semester Duration: 1 Semester

Responsible Professor

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Temps,  temps@phc.uni-kiel.de

Course(s) of Studies

M.Sc. Chemistry: 1. Semester

Compulsory

M.Sc. Business Chemistry: 1. – 2. Semester

Elective

 

M.Ed. Chemistry (2-Fach): 1. – 3. Semester

Elective

Classes

Name of Class / Lecturer

SWS

Status

Lecture on Molecular Spectroscopy Prof. Dr. F. Temps

2 SWS

Compulsory

Excercise Class on Molecular Spectroscopy Prof. Dr. F. Temps

1 SWS

Compulsory

Number of Places

Lecture: 40; Exercise Class: 2 x 20

Language

English

Work Load

Contact Hours: 42 h

Self Study: 108 h

Credit Points

5

Conditions

B.Sc. in Chemistry, Business Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or Physics

desired knowledge

 

Goals

The students learn to apply their fundamental knowledge of spectroscopy from the B.Sc. study course to real (polyatomic) molecules. They learn to analyze and interprete spectra of molecules in different spectral regimes.

Contents

  • Common experimental methods and devices in spectroscopy;
  • Interactions of electromagnetic radiation with matter;
  • Solution of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation;
  • Transition dipole moment and intensities of spectroscopic transitions;
  • Selection rules;
  • Introduction to molecular symmetry and group theory;
  • Coherent processes, Rabi frequency;
  • Line widths and line broadening mechanisms;
  • Rotational spectra of polyatomic molecules;
  • Vibrational spectra of polyatomic molecules;
  • Electronic spectra of diatomic and polyatomic molecules.