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Courses » Molecular Spectroscopy A Physical Chemist's perspective

Molecular Spectroscopy A Physical Chemist's perspective

ABOUT THE COURSE:

This is a comprehensive course on molecular spectroscopy. We start with dispersive and Fourier transform spectroscopic techniques, go on to derive selection rules from Time dependent perturbation theory, develop a quantum mechanical treatment of spin resonance spectroscopy and then move on to a discussion of spectra of polyatomic molecules using symmetry. This course is the same as CH 442 of IIT Bombay

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
Chemistry, Physics and UG students of Engineering

CORE/ELECTIVE: Core

UG/PG: UG and PG

PREREQUISITES: None

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: NA

536 students have enrolled already!!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Prof. Anindya Dutta 
is a Professor in Department Of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. 
Since 2002, I have taught courses on Chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, spectroscopy and group theory to undergraduate as well as graduate students in IIT Bombay. This year, I have received an excellence in teaching award. I have also taught in IIT Goa and in several workshops and refresher courses across the country, for students as well as teachers. My area of research is ultrafast processes in Chemistry.

COURSE LAYOUT:

Week 1  :  Introduction, Disperive spectrometers ,Fourier Transform spectrometers, Signal to Noise Ratio, Microwave Spectroscopy of diatomic molecules
Week 2  :   Derivation of selection rules for microwave spectra, Simple harmonic oscillator, Selection rule, Rovibrational spectra
Week 3  : Anharmonic perturbation, Raman effect, Raman spectroscopy
Week 4  :  Time dependent perturbation theory,Interaction of radiation with matter,Fermi’s golden rule
Week 5  :  Einstein treatment, Lasers and lineshapes, Laser spectroscopy
Week 6  :  Magnetic resonance,Classical treatment of relaxation,Pulse sequences
Week 7  :  Perturbation theory for weak coupling,Variation method for strong coupling,Double resonance techniques
Week 8  :  Nuclear quadrupole resonance,Zeeman effect,Field effect on diatomic vibrotor
Week 9  :  Hyperfine interactions,Electronic spectra of diatomic molecules,Fortrat diagram
Week 10  :  Matrix vector formulation of vibration of polyatomic molecules,Normal modes of vibration,Symmetry of normal modes and IR/Raman activity
Week 11  :  Summary
Week 12  :  Revision

SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:

Molecular Spectroscopy by Levine, Molecular Spectroscopy by Barrow, Molecular Spectroscopy by Banwell.  
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28th 2019 (Sunday)  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.