Course: Applied Spectroscopy

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Course title Applied Spectroscopy
Course code TCPM/TE5AS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Urbánek Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kuřitka Ivo, doc. Ing. et Ing. Ph.D. et Ph.D.
  • Urbánek Pavel, Ing. PhD.
  • Yadav Raghvendra Singh, Dr.
  • Hanulíková Barbora, Ing. PhD.
  • Ševčík Jakub, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Škoda David, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Škrovánková Soňa, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Principles of spectrometry. - Basic instumentation - source, dispersion systém, detection. - Quantification, limitations and error. - X-Ray difractometry. - Atomic absorption spectrometry, refractometry, polarimetry, turbidimetry. - UV VIS absorption spectrometry. - Fluorimetry. - IR absorption spectrometry I. - IR absorption spectrometry II. - Raman spectrometry. - Mass specrometry. - NMR. - Photoelectron spectroscopy, EPR. - Spectrometry in electron microscopy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Dialogic (Discussion, conversation, brainstorming), Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic), Simple experiments, Teamwork
  • Participation in classes - 56 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for course credit - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject is aimed at presenting basic spectroscopic methods used in study and analysis of materials to students.
The student can understand fundamentals of both the method and examined phenomena. He/she has knowledge about the measurement instrumentation and is well informed in basic requirements for the sample preparation. He/she knows typical output of measurements and presentation forms of obtained data. He is able to interpret spectra. He/she is informed about application areas of each single method.
Basic knowledge at the level of chemistry and physics courses common on technical universities.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Analysis of works made by the student (Technical products)

Attendance: Compulsory at all laboratory classes. The student reports on each experiment. A maximum of 10 points can be awarded in each lab report, 5 points is the minimum requirement; if the student fails to pass, he/she must rewrite the report. Classified credit for the class has three parts: 1. Laboratory reports: There are 6 experiments, so the total maximum is 60, minimum 30 points. 2. Test on interpretation of spectra: A maximum of 20 points can be awarded in the test, 10 points is the minimum requirement. 3. Colloquium: A maximum of 20 points can be awarded, 10 points is the minimum requirement. Grading: according to the points 50-59 - E; 60-69 - D; 70-79 - C; 80-89 - B; 90-100 - A The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Organic structural spectroscopy. Upper Saddle River, N.J : Prentice Hall, 1998. ISBN 0-13-258690-8.
  • Böhm, Stanislav. Strukturní analýza organických sloučenin. 1. vyd. Praha : VŠCHT, 1995. ISBN 8070802359.
  • LAKOWICZ, J.R. Principles of fluorescence spectroscopy. . 3rd ed. New York: Springer, 2006. ISBN 9780387312781.
  • NĚMCOVÁ, I.; ČERMÁKOVÁ, L.; RYCHLOVSKÝ, P. Spektrometrické analytické metody I. 2. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2004. ISBN 80-246-0776-X.
  • NĚMCOVÁ, I.; ENGST, P.; JELÍNEK, I.; RYCHLOVSKÝ, P.; SEJBAL, J. Spektrometrické analytické metody II. Praha: Karolinum, 1998.
  • ZERBI, G. Modern polymer spectroscopy. Weinheim ; Chichester, 1999. ISBN 3527296557.

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