Small Molecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics

The goal of this course is to illustrate the spectroscopy of small molecules in the gas phase: quantum mechanical effective Hamiltonian models for rotational, vibrational, and electronic structure; transition selection rules and relative intensities; diagnostic patterns and experimental methods for the assignment of non-textbook spectra; breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation (spectroscopic perturbations); the stationary phase approximation; nondegenerate and quasidegenerate perturbation theory (van Vleck transformation); qualitative molecular orbital theory (Walsh diagrams); the notation of atomic and molecular spectroscopy.

University MIT | Professor Robert Field |

Lectures 38 Lectures |

University MIT |
Professor Alan Blinder |
Prerequisites Photovoltaics |
Bubbles 12 Bubbles |

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