Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM 261 Foundations of Spectroscopy

The basic theory of time-dependent processes is covered at an advanced level. The interaction of electromagnetic radiation and matter is described using both semiclassical and quantum field formulations. A variety of modern spectroscopic techniques are discussed both in terms of the basic processes and their use in the elucidation of chemical structure and dynamics.


Enrollment is restricted to chemistry graduate students or previous enrollment in CHEM 163A.