5.351 Fundamentals of Spectroscopy


Class Info

Students carry out an experiment that introduces fundamental principles of the most common types of spectroscopy, including UV-visible absorption and fluorescence, infrared, and nuclear magnetic resonance. Emphasizes principles of how light interacts with matter, a fundamental and hands-on understanding of how spectrometers work, and what can be learned through spectroscopy about prototype molecules and materials. Students record and analyze spectra of small organic molecules, native and denatured proteins, semiconductor quantum dots, and laser crystals. Satisfies 4 units of Institute Laboratory credit.

This class has 3.091, and 5.111 as prerequisites.

5.351 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by K. Nelson.

Lecture occurs 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-153.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits.

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