NKEK13018U Advanced Photochemistry
MSc Programme in Chemistry with a minor subject
MSc Programme in Nanoscience
The course focus on photophysical properties of molecular systems, in particular related to UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence. Special emphasis is on: energy and electron transfer, polarization, and solvent effects, single molecule spectroscopy and super resolution imaging, time resolved fluorescence and transient absorption.
After having passed the course, the student should be able to:
Concepts of the interaction of light with molecules
Concepts of photo physical manifestations of the local molecular environment
Concepts of for the kinetics involved in deactivation of electronically excited states of molecules
Concepts of the basics of photo induced electron transfer
Concepts of steady-state and time-resolved anisotropy of fluorescence emission
Concepts of the principles of steady-state and time-resolved experimental techniques
Concepts of resonance energy transfer and its applications
Concepts of application of fluorescence techniques in sensors
Concepts of single molecule fluorescence techniques
Concepts of super resolution fluorescence imaging
- Apply the above mentioned knowledge for understanding and calculating photophysical properties of molecular systems.
- Read contemporary research papers on photophysics, understand them, present them and write an self consistent essay on it.
Joseph R. Lakowicz: "Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy", 3rd edition. Lecture notes. Selected research articles.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Class Instruction
- Project work
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 25 min (no preparation time)Oral exam: based on the written essay and the general curriculum of the course.
- Exam registration requirements
Written assignment: 5 page essay on specific topic based on curriculum and research papers. To be submitted in 5 days after assignment.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
several internal examiner
Same as ordinary exam. A new 5 page essay on specific topic based on curriculum and research papers will be assigned, to be submitted in 5 days after assignment.
Criteria for exam assesment
see learning outcomes