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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Vibrational Spectroscopy - AP403018
Title: Vibrational Spectroscopy
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr.
Dendisová Marcela Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : D402004, P403018
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr. (16.06.2019)
The course includes a concise review of fundamental concepts of molecular vibrations, infrared and Raman spectroscopy. Furthermore, the consequences of molecular symmetry are discussed. The interpretation of the spectra of both inorganic and organic solid materials is related to the specific aspects of crystal symmetry. Advanced and emerging instrumental approaches are introduced including analysis of microobjects (microspectroscopy) and nanoobjects (techniques based on scanning probes, e.g. AFM-IR, SNIM). An obligatory part of the course is the preparation of individual Ph.D. student projects and their presentation on a workshop.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)

Students will be able to:

Select an appropriate technique of vibrational spectroscopy according to properties of analysed system and required analytical information.

Interpret spectra of both organic and inorganic substances using the information on molecular symmetry, point group character tables and other available reference data.

Describe special methods of vibrational spectroscopy including time-resolved techniques, surface-enhanced phenomena, nonlinear effects and specific properties in nanoscale.

Literature -
Last update: Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr. (04.09.2019)

R: Handbook of Spectroscopy (G. Gauglitz and T. Vo-Dinh, Eds.) Wiley-VCH, 2003.

R: Infrared and Raman Characteristic Group Frequencies (George Socrates) Wiley 2004.

A: Dogra, S. K. Randhawa, H. S.. (2017). Symmetry and Group Theory in Chemistry (2nd Edition). New Academic Science. Retrieved from

A: Published review papers and original studies.

Learning resources -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)

electronic materials and files - available on-line in the domain

Syllabus -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)

1) Principles of vibrational spectroscopy - vibrational degrees of freedom, types of vibrations, harmonic/anharmonic oscillator, allowed and forbidden changes of the vibrational quantum number

2) Vibrational spectroscopy and symmetry - infrared absorption, Raman scattering, fundamental selection rules, the symmetry of vibrational modes and its consequences

3) Instrumentation of infrared absorption spectroscopy

4) Instrumentation of Raman spectroscopy

5) Enhanced techniques of vibrational spectroscopy - resonance effect, SERS, SERRS, SEIRA

6) Microscopic techniques of vibrational spectroscopy

7) Nanoscopic techniques of vibrational spectroscopy

8) Empirical interpretation of vibrational spectra - infrared spectra

9) Empirical interpretation of vibrational spectra - Raman spectra

10) Interpretation of vibrational spectra using calculation chemistry

11) Quantitative vibrational spectroscopic analysis - infrared spectra

12) Quantitative vibrational spectroscopic analysis - Raman spectra

13) Time-resolved techniques of infrared spectroscopy

14) Time-resolved techniques of Raman spectroscopy

Registration requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)