SK3821 Experimental Molecular Physics 6.0 credits

Experimentell molekylfysik

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This course has been cancelled.

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  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

Last planned examination: spring 21.

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)

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Peter Unsbo,


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Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.