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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + Master of Science / Master of Technology)
Semester Electives
Subject Code PH474
Subject Title Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy


Atomic structure and spectroscopy: One and multi electron atoms, energy level notation schemes, interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atoms, Einstein’s coefficients, line shape and broadening. Visible, UV and x-ray spectroscopy of atoms. Instrumentation and applications. Astronomical significance. Molecular spectroscopy: Molecular structure, Group theory for molecular physics, Huckel model, Hartree Fock, density functional calculation of di-atomic and poly-atomic molecules. Energy level structure and notation, electronics, vibrational and rotational structure. Visible, IR and microwave spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopy and its applications. Resonance spectroscopy: Electron spin resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, Mganetic Resonance Imaging. Mossbauer spectroscopy. Mass spectroscopy: Mass spectrometer basics, instrumentation, ion traps as mass spectrometers, Paul and Penning traps, multipole traps. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Cold atoms: Cooling of atoms, techniques, laser cooling, magneto optical traps, BEC, spectroscopy in condensates, frequency standards.

Text Books

1. Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy By Banwell (4 th edition, TMH)

2. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy: basic aspects and practical applications By Sune Svanberg (4 th edition, Springer)

3. Modern spectroscopy By John Michael Hollas (4 th edition, Wiley)

4. Quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometry By Raymond E. March, John F. J. Todd (2 nd edition Wiley inter science)

5. Mass spectrometry: principles and applications By Edmond de Hoffmann, Vincent Stroobant (3 rd edition, Wiley)

6. Mass spectrometry: instrumentation, interpretation, and applications By Rolf Ekman (Wiley interscience)

7. Charged particle traps Volume 1 By Fouad G. Major, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Günter Werth (Springer)

8. Physics of atoms and molecules By B. H. Bransden, Charles Jean Joachain (2 nd edition Prentice Hall)