Introduction to Solid State Spectroscopy for graduate students (10:30-12:00 Thursday)

The field of spectroscopy has been established through the study of visible light and has over time expanded to include the electromagnetic spectrum from radio frequency waves to gamma radiation. It is now a far-reaching analytical tool particularly in material science. In this course, you will be imparted broad and basic knowledge of spectroscopy of solids as an experimental technique.

Course Outline:

  1. Fundamentals, electromagnetic radiation
  2. Optical responses, dielectric response function
  3. Light sources and detection, lasers and detectors
  4. Spectroscopy in visible regime (including optical properties of semiconductors)
  5. Spectroscopy in infrared regime (Raman spectroscopy, infrared absorption, and Fourier transform infrared spectrometer)
  6. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (including nuclear spin dynamics)
  7. Other spectroscopy and microscopy