Atomic/Molecular Spectroscopy

This course presents advanced aspects of modern spectroscopy for the characterization of molecular structure and dynamics. It begins with an exposition of group theory, character tables and symmetry coordinates applied to the prediction of infrared and Raman activity. The accurate simulation of vibrational spectra using modern computational chemistry is outlined. The course discusses advances in photoelectron and electron- impact spectroscopy, pump-probe techniques for femto- and attosecond molecular and electronic dynamics, and new developments in single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy. Also covered are modern techniques for single-molecule manipulation involving the use of scanning-probe microscopes, as well as optical and magnetic tweezers. PREREQ: CHMI 3537 (lec 3) cr 3. Lecture (3.00). Equivalent to CHMI-3536FL.

Chemistry & Biochemistry