CH 442 : Molecular Spectroscopy


Introduction to spectral energy domains and measurement of spectra, Implications of discrete energy levels, Population of States – Boltzman Distribution, Interaction of radiation with matter, origin of linewidths in molecular spectra, Transition dipole moment and Fermi's Golden Rule, Einsteins Coefficients, Lasers and Masers;

Rotational (Microwave) spectroscopy, Molecular vibrations - Infrared spectroscopy, Normal mode analysis, Raman Scattering, Selection Rules from Group Theory, Molecular electronic spectra, Photophysical processes, Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Relaxation times, FT-NMR, spin-spin coupling, ESR, Nuclear Quadrupolar Resonance.


Text References

  1. J. L. McHale, Molecular Spectroscopy, Pearson Education, 1999.
  2. M. Hollas, Modern Spectroscopy, Wiley; 4th edition, 2004.
  3. F. A. Cotton, Chemical Applications of Group Theory, 3rd edition, Wiley-Interscience, 1990.
  4. D. C. Harris, M. D. Bertolucci, Symmetry and Spectroscopy, Dover, 1990.
  5. C. M. Banwell, E. M. McCash, Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy, Tata McGraw Hill, 1983
  6. G. M. Barrow, Molecular Spectroscopy, McGraw Hill, 1962
  7. J. I. Steinfeld, Molecules and Radiation: An Introduction to Modern Molecular Spectroscopy, 2nd edition, Dover, 2005.
  8. J. D. Graybeal, Molecular Spectroscopy, McGraw Hill 1993.
  9. D. A. McQuarrie and J. D. Simon, Physical Chemistry - a molecular approach, Viva Books Pvt. Ltd. 1998.