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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Molecular Physics

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12MOF ZK 2 2+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Martin Michl (guarantor), Jan Proška (guarantor)
Tutor:
Martin Michl (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physical Electronics
Synopsis:

Basic ideas on multi-atomic molecules and molecular matter, and on structure-to-physical properties relations. Methods of molecular structure determination.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Basic terms; Historical connections

2. Introduction to quantum mechanics; Simple models

3. Electronic structure of atoms; Chemical bond

4. Electronic structure of molecules; Equilibrium geometry; Rotational and vibrational motion of molecules

5. Molecular symmetry; Isomerism; Chirality

6. Electrical and magnetical properties of molecules; Intermolecular interactions

7.Methods of structure determination I(Mass spectroscpy, Rotational and vibrational spectroscopy)

8.Methods of structure determination II (Diffraction methods, NMR, Photoelectron spectroscopy)

9. Molecular crystals; Self-assebly; Molecular machines

10. Macromolecules - synthetic polymers and biopolymers

11. Basic terms of polymer physics (molecular architecture, configurational states, thermal behaviour, crystalization of polymers)

12.Physical aspects of selected biopolymers function

13. Searching in chemical databases; Targeted synthesis of compounds with desired properties

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Students will become acquainted with the structure and properties of molecules and with the principles of structure determination methods.

Study materials:

Recommended reading:

1. W. J. Moore: Physical chemistry (in czech), SNTL 1979

2. A. Beiser: Introduction to modern physics (in czech), Academia 1975

3. P. W. Atkins: Physical chemistry, 6th ed., W.H.Freeman&Co. 1997

4. P. W. Atkins, R. S. Friedman: Molecular Quantum Mechanics, 3rd ed., Oxford 1997

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