Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Spectroscopy
This course is based on application of quantum mechanics to molecular systems to probe their energy levels. Prior understanding of solutions to the time-independent Schrodinger equation is assumed. The major emphasis of this course is to derive the 'Transition Moment Integral' using semi-classical approach. Further, the relationship between the transition moment integral to experimental observables such as extinction coefficient (from Beet-Lambert law) will evaluated.
INTENDED AUDIENCE :Core course for MSc / Elective for PhD
PREREQUISITES :Basic understating of Quantum Mechanics / Quantum Chemistry.
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Not Applicable
COURSE LAYOUT Week 1: Introduction to Quantum Chemistry; Schrodinger EquationWeek 2: Time Dependent Perturbation TheoryWeek 3: Properties of LightWeek 4: Interaction HamiltonianWeek 5: Transition Probability Week 6: Einstein A and B Coefficients and Extinction CoefficientWeek 7: Spectral Line-shapes and LifetimeWeek 8: Selection Rules for Rotational, Vibrational and Electronic Transitions