Lecture course: Principles and applications of vibrational spectroscopy




Dr. A. Volkmer


I Theory - Classical and quantum mechanical descriptions


-          molecular vibrations,

-          normal modes and internal coordinates,

-          selection rules and cross section,

-          susceptibilities,

-          the resonance-Raman effect,

-          the surface-enhancement effect,

-          coherent vs. spontaneous scattering processes



II Experimental methods - Spectroscopic Techniques and Imaging


-          infrared absorption,

-          spontaneous Raman scattering,

-          surface-enhanced vibrational,

-          hyper-Raman scattering (HRS),

-          coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS),

-          stimulated Raman scattering (SRS),

-          Raman-induced Kerr-effect spectroscopy (RIKES),

-          ultrafast, time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy



III Applications in the Physical, Material and Life Sciences


-          chemical and physical structure determination of molecules,

-          label-free characterization of molecular composition in complex and heterogeneous materials,

-          non-invasive chemical imaging of biological systems (e.g., living cells and tissues)

-          biomedical applications of vibrational spectroscopy techniques