Created byMangala Krishnan
Molecular Spectroscopy is a fundamentally important branch of Physical Chemistry and is vital for all practicing chemists, biologists and material scientists. It is also the field providing experimental verification of a large number of quantum mechanical concepts and enables researchers to obtain some of the most basic and important information about molecules such as bond length, bond angles, bond strengths, optical and magnetic properties. Primarily studied through the interaction of molecules with electromagnetic radiation of different types, molecular spectroscopy is studied through responses of molecules to radiation.
Students of UG B.Sc., I Year of PG
Mathematics at the High school level;
Students should have a basic background in chemistry, calculus and elementary linear algebra;
Knowledge of elementary thermodynamics and atomic structure will be helpful.
Week 1: Introduction to Spectroscopy
Week 2: Introductory Quantum Mechanics
Week 3: Elementary introduction to Vibrational (Infra-red) Absorption Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules
Week 4: Vibrational (Infra-red) Absorption Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Molecules: Normal Modes
Week 5: Vibrational Raman Spectra of Diatomic and Polyatomic Molecules
Week 6: Microwave Spectroscopy of Diatomic molecules
Week 7: Microwave Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Molecules and Elementary Electronic Spectroscopy
Week 8: Molecular Interactions and Rotation-Vibration and Vibration-Electronic Coupling
To access the content, please enroll in the course.
Course Syllabus & Schedule
Mangala Sunder Krishnan is a Professor in the Chemistry Department and specializes in the area of theoretical molecular and magnetic resonance spectroscopies, quantum chemistry and quantum information. He obtained his Ph. D. in theoretical chemistry from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1988 and has spent several years in Canada as post-doctoral research fellow in Canada before returning to India as a faculty in IIT Madras. In addition, he is one of the founder-coordinators of the NPTEL project and has been associated with it since 2001.