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CH40227: 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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
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 CH30227
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
* Critically review literature examples of experiments utilizing advanced spectroscopic techniques
* Critically analyse scientific data to suggest improved experimental design.

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


* Raman spectroscopy and derivatives including surface enhancement and resonance;
* Fluorescence spectroscopies including excitation, FRET, anisotropy and lifetime measurements;
* Ultrafast spectroscopic techniques;
* Transient spectroscopies, measurement of excited states;
* Dichroism spectroscopies relevance to biological molecules.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH40227 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (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.