Molecular Spectroscopy

Phil Bunker

Phil Bunker, Steacie Laboratory, National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, will give a series of eight lectures during the month of October. The lectures are prepared for the PhD students but everybody is welcome to attend.

Slides and other downloads can be found at http://chemphys.ca/pbunker/

The course is organized in five parts:

Part one:Spectroscopy
Part two:The energy levels and wavefunctions of molecules — H2 molecules, translational and rovibronic Schrödinger equations; quantum mechanics and approximations; the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.
Part three:Molecular symmetry (one) — Group theory and point groups; complete nuclear permutation inversion (CNPI) group; symmetry labelling of energy levels.
Part four:Molecular symmetry (two) — The molecular symmetry group and its connection to the point group.
Part five:Molecular symmetry (three) — Symmetry under overall rotation; electron permutation symmetry; nuclear spin symmetry; forbidden transitions; ortho-para transitions; reverse correlations and tunneling.

 

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