Master’s studies

Syllabus for Spectroscopy



  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1KB750
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2012-04-20
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 34, 2012
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with 60 credits in chemistry.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

After the course the student should:

  • have achieved advanced knowledge about the interactions of electromagnetic radiation and matter and their applications in spectroscopy.
  • be able to apply formalisms based on molecular symmetry to predict spectroscopic properties.
  • be able to analyse and interpret spectroscopic data collected by the methods discussed in the course.
  • be able to solve problems related to the structure, purity and concentration of chemicals and to study molecular interactions by choosing suitable spectroscopic methods and interpreting corresponding data.


General aspects of spectroscopy, instrumental aspects of specific spectroscopic techniques, applications of molecular symmetry in spectroscopy. Fundamentals and applications of the following methods: Electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy of atoms and molecules,circular dichroism spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, light scattering and Raman spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, X-ray spectroscopy, Mössbauer spectroscopy, spectroscopy on surfaces.


Lectures, lessons and laboratory work.


Written and/or oral test at the end of the course and/or during the course and corresponds to 6 credits. the laboratory work corresponds to 4 credits. The final grade is weighted.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 34, 2012

  • Atkins, P. W.; De Paula, Julio Atkins' physical chemistry

    8. ed.: Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006

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