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2023/2024

Molecular Physics

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12MOF ZK 2 2+0 Czech
Garant předmětu:
Martin Michl, Jan Proška
Lecturer:
Martin Michl, Jan Proška
Tutor:
Martin Michl
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:

Luciano Colombo: Atomic and Molecular Physics: A primer, IOP Publishing Ltd., 2023.

ISBN: 0750357320, 9780750357326

Note:
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