On passing the course, the student should be able to
account for models, terminology and working methods used in applied molecular physics.
discuss the chemical structure, dynamics and electron structure for modern molecular materials.
demonstrate an understanding the use of molecular materials in different technical applications.
Basic atomic and molecular physics including molecular orbital theory and electronic structure for small to medium-sized molecules; intermolecular forces and molecular interactions; coupling molecular physics with statistical thermodynamics and electrochemistry; selected spectroscopic methods for fundamental and applied molecular physics; simulation methods for molecular systems; structure and function of larger systems, e.g. biomolecules, clusters and nanomaterials; functional molecular surface layers as used in e.g. batteries, solar cells and for artificial photosynthesis.
The course prepares for further studies within basic material physics.
Lectures or tutorial classes to discuss self-study material and exercises. Research seminars and laboratory visits to scientists active in material physics related research. Project work.
Active participation in class and at research visits (3 credits). Hand-in exercises (3 credits). Written report and oral presentation of student project (4 credits).