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TARGET GROUP
Optional course in the master program
Chemistry and Molecular Science master program is responsible for the course
The course is available to students from other degree programmes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The course will be lectured annually starting autumn 2019. The course is suitable for ASC students.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
After completing the course, the students will master the most important experimental methods of laser absorption spectroscopy used in (i) fundamental research of molecular spectroscopy and (ii) analytical chemistry.

CONTENTS
• Fundamentals of molecular absorption spectra and spectral lineshapes
• Tunable laser absorption spectroscopy, spectroscopic databases, trace gas quantification
• Frequency-modulation laser spectroscopy
• Photoacoustic spectroscopy
• Multipass methods and cavity-enhanced laser spectroscopy
• Examples of applications of laser absorption spectroscopy

Enrol
30.9.2019 at 09:00 - 11.12.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

TIMING
After completion of KEK201 and KEM372 (or other studies that cover the prerequisites). II period annually, starting 2019-2020

PREREQUISITES
KEK201. KEM372 or another course that covers the basics of lasers and optics is recommended before taking KEM365. (During KEM 365, the essentials of laser technology are briefly reviewed but gaining proper understanding of the course material requires prior knowledge of the basics of lasers and optics).

DateTimeLocation
Mon 28.10.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Wed 30.10.2019
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 4.11.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Wed 6.11.2019
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 11.11.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Wed 13.11.2019
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 18.11.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Wed 20.11.2019
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 25.11.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Wed 27.11.2019
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 2.12.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Wed 4.12.2019
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 9.12.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Wed 11.12.2019
12:15 - 14:00

Material

STUDY MATERIALS
Lecture notes, laboratory exercise material

ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS IN SUPPORT OF LEARNING
Lectures, home exercises (individual work), and 3 laboratory exercises (incl. lab reports; pair or group work). Additional teaching sessions after each round of home/lab exercises.

Conduct of the course

COMPLETION METHODS
Lectures, no attendance requirement
Laboratory exercises (3 times), attendance required
Home exercises
Final exam

ASSESSMENT PRACTICES AND CRITERIA
Final grade is based on a written exam (50 %) and on home & laboratory exercises (50 %). Grading scale from 0-5, with 5 being top grading and 0 being failed.

Description

Optional course in the master program

Chemistry and Molecular Science master program is responsible for the course

The course is available to students from other degree programmes

KEK201. KEM372 or another course that covers the basics of lasers and optics is recommended before taking KEM365. (During KEM 365, the essentials of laser technology are briefly reviewed but gaining proper understanding of the course material requires prior knowledge of the basics of lasers and optics).

While KEM365 focuses on experimental laser absorption spectroscopy, KEM343 (Spectroscopy) is recommended for those interested in gaining deeper understanding of the theory and fundamentals of molecular spectroscopy.

After completing the course, the students will master the most important experimental methods of laser absorption spectroscopy used in (i) fundamental research of molecular spectroscopy and (ii) analytical chemistry.

After completion of KEK201 and KEM372 (or other studies that cover the prerequisites). II period annually, starting 2019 - 2020.

  • Fundamentals of molecular absorption spectra and spectral lineshapes
  • Tunable laser absorption spectroscopy, spectroscopic databases, trace gas quantification
  • Frequency-modulation laser spectroscopy
  • Photoacoustic spectroscopy
  • Multipass methods and cavity-enhanced laser spectroscopy
  • Examples of applications of laser absorption spectroscopy

Lectures, no attendance requirement

Laboratory exercises (3 times), attendance required

Home exercises

Final exam

Lecture notes, laboratory exercise material

Lectures, home exercises (individual work), and 3 laboratory exercises (incl. lab reports; pair or group work). Additional teaching sessions after each round of home/lab exercises.

Final grade is based on a written exam (50 %) and on home & laboratory exercises (50 %). Grading scale from 0-5, with 5 being top grading and 0 being failed.

The course will not be lectured during the academic year 2018-2019, but will be lectured annually starting autumn 2019. The course is suitable for ASC students.