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Course unit
SC01122996, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CHEMISTRY (Ord. 2018)
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ELISABETTA COLLINI CHIM/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 ultima erogazione 2018/19 23/01/2017 30/11/2020 COLLINI ELISABETTA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the subjects taught in the basic and advanced classes of physical chemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at presenting various forms of interaction of molecular systems with electromagnetic radiation and discussing the information on the structural and dynamical properties that can be gained. Basic concepts of photophysical properties and non radiative processes (energy and charge transfer) will also be provided.
Examination methods: Final oral exam
Assessment criteria: The student should show an understanding of general principles and the ability to use them for the description of specific techniques of optical spectroscopies as well as an appreciation of the relations between spectroscopic data and structural and dynamical properties of molecular systems.
Course unit contents: 1. Electromagnetic fields
2. Dielectric properties of materials and molecules
3. Time dependent perturbation theory of spectroscopy
4. Absorption, emission and scattering
5. Vibrational spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules
6. Electronic and vibronic transitions: absorption and emission
7. Time resolved spectroscopy for the study of the dynamics and photophysics of molecular systems
8. Photohysics and photochemistry of molecular aggregate systems
8.a Frenkel excitons
8.b Non radiative processes: energy transfer processes
9. Elements of non linear optical spectroscopy in the time and in the frequency domain
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The main teaching activities will be delivered as classes. The active participation of students will be fostered and sufficient time will be allotted for questions and answers.
Additional notes about suggested reading: A collection of slides will be available to the students for downloading from the Moodle platform. Texts will be in English.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Jeanne L. McHale, Molecular spectroscopy. --: Prentice-Hall, Inc., --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • William W. Parson, Modern Optical Spectroscopy. --: Springer-Verlag, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Matlab