An Introductory Course to Spectroscopy

Phil Bunker

Beginning October 4th 2018. Thursday and Tuesday 10:00 to 12:00, Aula Querzoli.

Ask Gabriele Santambrogio for information (santambrogio _ AT _ lens.unifi.it).

The course consists of 8 lectures (4CFU)

Part one: Spectroscopy

  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Gas phase molecules
  • Absorption spectroscopy
  • Line shapes and line widths
  • Emission spectroscopy
  • Scattering spectroscopy
  • Techniques

Part two: Quantum mechanics

  • Classical energy of an H2 molecule
  • Aside on molecular symmetry
  • Separating translational energy of H2
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Translational Schrödinger equation
  • Rovibronic Schrödinger equation
  • Quantum mechanics and approximations
  • The Born-Oppenheimer approximation

Part three: Symmetry

  • Point groups
  • Group theory
  • The CNPI Group
  • Symmetry labelling of energy levels
  • Selection rules
  • Pauli exclusion principle
  • Symmetrization postulate and missing levels