University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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CHEM 5161

Analytical Spectroscopy
Fall 2008

Prof. Rainer Volkamer
Last updated: 01-Sept-08

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CHEM 5161 Resources
Course Information
Homework Assignments
Lecture Notes
Reference Materials
External Resources
IGOR Pro
External Resources
Spectroscopy Links
Analytical Chemistry Journals
Spectroscopy Journals
Spectroscopy Societies

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Course Information

Fall 2008 Syllabus (.pdf)
Fall 2008 Schedule (.pdf)

Lectures:
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:50 - 12:05am, Ekeley W166

Field trip:
Oct 9, AM, NSF Aviation Facility, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

Textbooks:
P.F. Bernath, “Spectra of Atoms and Molecules”, 2nd edition
ISBN: 0195177592, Library: QC454.A8 .B47 2005

J.M. Hollas, “Modern Spectroscopy”, 4th edition
ISBN: 0470844167, Library: QC451 .H65 2004

Skoog, Holler, Crouch, “Principles of Instrumental Analysis”, any edition
ISBN: 0030020786, Library: QD73 .S56 1998

Office hours for RMV (please email or call ahead):
TUE and THU, 12pm-1pm
Ekeley M325
rainer.volkamer@colorado.edu
(303)492-1843

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Homework Assignments

Problem sets 09-04-2008 (.pdf)
Problem sets 09-04-2008 - with solutions (.pdf)
Problem sets 09-20-2008 (.pdf) (.doc)
Problem sets 10-02-2008 (.pdf)

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Lecture Notes

Light and matter - THU Aug-28 (.pdf)
Transitions in Atoms and Molecules - TUE Sept-2 (.pdf)
Spectral line shapes - THU Sept-4 (.pdf)
Spectral line positions - TUE Sept-9 (.pdf)
Light coupling and selection rules - THU Sept-11 (.pdf)
IGOR Pro Introduction - TUE Sept-16 (.pdf)
Photoluminescence - THU Sept-18 (.pdf)
Line strengths - TUE Sept-23 (.pdf)
Interim Exam#1 - THU Sept-25 (.pdf)
Light sources - TUE Sept-30 (.pdf)
Laser Light sources - THU Oct-2 (.pdf)
Light dispersion - TUE Oct-7 (.pdf)
no class - THU Oct-9
Fourier Transform Spectrometers - TUE Oct-14 (.pdf)
Detectors-1 - THU Oct-16 (.pdf)
Detectors-2 - TUE Oct-21 (.pdf)
Numerical filters - THU Oct-23 (.pdf)
Interim Exam#2 - THU Oct-30 (.pdf)
Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) - TUE Nov-4 (.pdf)
Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy (CaRDS) - THU Nov-6 (.pdf)
Incoherent Broadband Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy (IBB-CEAS) - TUE Nov-11 (.pdf)
Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) - THU Nov-13 (.pdf)
Exam#1 and Exam#2 review - TUE Nov-18 (.pdf)
Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTUV and FTIR) - THU Nov-20 (.pdf)

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Reference Materials

Useful conversion factors and constants (.pdf)
Bernath - Chapter 1 (.pdf)
Bernath - Chapter 6 (.pdf)
Bernath - Chapter 7 (.pdf)
Bernath - Chapter 8 (.pdf)
Hollas - Chapter 1 (.pdf)
Hollas - Chapter 2 (.pdf)
Hollas - Chapter 3 (.pdf)
Hollas - Chapter 5 (.pdf)
Hollas - Chapter 6 (.pdf)
Hollas - Chapter 9 (.pdf)

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Info on NSF Aviation Facility

NCAR Homepage
Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)
EOL-Research Aviation Facility (RAF)
Map - NCAR Boulder Locations
Map - RAF (includes driving directions from Boulder)
Scientific background - The VOCALS 2008 Field Campaign
C-130
Other VOCALS platforms

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External Resources

Instructions how to install IGOR
AGU - Geophysical Research Letters
AGU - Manuscript preparation
AGU - Instructions on line numbering (.pdf)
AGU - Reference Style Guide (.pdf)

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Spectroscopy Links

Practical considerations on line shapes

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Analytical Chemistry Journals

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Spectroscopy Journals

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Spectroscopy Societies