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CH30227: Advanced spectroscopic techniques

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take CH20151 or take CH20152 and in taking this unit you cannot take CH40227
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To show a range of advanced spectroscopy techniques used in a wide range of current research and develop understanding of the use and application of such equipment.
* To develop fundamental ideas in spectroscopic experimental design.

Learning Outcomes:
After this unit students will be able to:
* Describe a range of current spectroscopic techniques and understand experimental data derived from spectroscopic experiments;
* Propose suitable methodologies for undertaking spectroscopic experiments;
* Compare techniques and bring together results from different experiments;
* Solve problems using the methods introduced including the application of techniques to unseen situations.

Problem solving (T, F, A), Scientific writing (F, A), Independent working (F).


* Recap of photophysics related to vibrational and electronic spectroscopy.
* Raman spectroscopy and derivatives including surface enhancement and resonance
* Fluorescence spectroscopies including excitation, FRET, anisotropy and lifetime measurements
* Ultrafast spectroscopic techniques
* Transient spectroscopies
* Dichroism spectroscopies.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30227 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.