2023-2024 / CHIM9281-1

Introduction to Spectroscopy


10h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in geology1 crédit 


Bernard Leyh

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction to the basic concepts of atomic and molecular spectroscopy
1. General concepts
2. Atomic spectroscopy (UV-Visible and X-Rays)
3. Infrared and Raman vibrational spectroscopies
4. Electronic spectroscopy

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the students should have reached an understanding of the spectroscopic concepts which allows them to follow easily more advanced application-oriented courses.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good understanding of general physics courses (1st and 2nd bachelor years)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

5 two-hour lectures favouring the active participation of the students

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Copies of powerpoint presentations will be available.
See also the following (short, 100 pages) book:
A.K. Brisdon, Inorganic Spectroscopic Methods, Oxford University Press

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Bernard Leyh
Sart-Tilman, Building B6c - R77

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