SK3821 Experimental Molecular Physics 6.0 credits
Educational levelThird cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Intended learning outcomes
The course aims to give basic knowledge about advanced experimental physics, such as the use of modern IR spectrometers, high resolution spectrometers, laser measurement methods as LIBS (Laser induced brekdown spectroscopy) and Laser Raman spectroscopy. After the course the student will be able to:
- perform experiments on rotation and vibration spectroscopy
- use LIBS technology to measure concentration of metals
- use laser induced fluorescence techniques to measure vibrational constants
- use Laser Raman techniques on larger molecules in the liquid phase
- synthesizes of molecular spectra with known molecular constants
- use laser spectroscopy to measure vibrational and rotational temperatures
- perform calculations applying the Franck-Condon approximation
Course main content
Grating spectrometers. Principles of molecular transitions. Laser spectroscopy. Laser induced fluorescence. Experiments on iodine. Time-resolved spectroscopy and measurements on molecular iodine and its life-time. Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. Measurements on metal samples. Determinations of elemental concentrations. Laser Raman spectroscopy and measurements on liquid nitrogen. Use of Notch filters. Infrared spectroscopy. Measurements on carbon monoxide. Determination of rotational constants. Synthesizes of molecular spectra from molecular constants.
Quantum physics for F4 (SI2170) or Laser spectroscopy for F4 (SK2800), or corresponding knowledge.
Handouts. Lars-Erik Berg
LAB1 - Laborations, 6.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Laboration reports (LAB1; 6 credits, grade P/F)
Peter Unsbo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Unsbo <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.