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26130 Spectroscopic methods

Danish title:

Spektroskopiske metoder


Point( ECTS )


Course type:

Technological specialization course, MSc. Eng., Advanced and Applied Chemistry


E2B (Thurs 8-12)


Campus Lyngby

Duration of Course:

13 weeks

Date of examination:

Decide with teacher

Type of assessment:

Exam duration:



Qualified Prerequisites:

Participants restrictions:

Minimum 5 Maximum: 20

General course objectives:

To provide an oveview of spectroscopic methods used to follow inorganic reactions and to characterise inorganic materials

Learning objectives:

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
  • A student who has fulfilled all the objectives of the course will be able to:
  • Describe the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and molecules
  • Explain in general terms the theoretical background for IR, Raman, Uv-vis and EPR spectroscopy
  • Have knowledge of other characterisation techniques used on inorganic materials and solid catalysts (NMR, ICP, TPX, XAS, XRD, EELS, Mass spectrometry, Mössbauer spectroscopy)
  • Suggest relevant experimental techniques to characterise specific materials and be able to describe the time scale, strengths and weaknesses of the methods
  • Use structural and electronic models for molecules, coordination compounds and solid materials
  • Explain the use of ex-situ, in-situ and operando spectroscopy on heterogeneous catalysts
  • Plan, perform and report the results from physical chemistry experiments


Absorption and resonance spectroscopy. Interaction between electromagnetic radiation and molecules and materials. Selection rules and intensities. Instrumentation. Overwiev of characterisation methods of solid materials. Literature studies and cases from main group chemistry, coordination chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, fuel cells, industrial chemistry.


Susanne Mossin , Building 206, Ph. (+45) 4525 2391 , slmo@kemi.dtu.dk


26 Department of Chemistry

Department involved:

47 DTU Energy Conversion

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Last updated: 14. maj, 2014