2017 Practical Exercises for Advanced Instrumental Measurements I

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Kouchi Noriyuki  Ohshima Yasuhiro  Kiguchi Manabu  Okimoto Yoichi  Kitajima Masashi  Ishikawa Tadahiko  Hosaka Koichi 
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Course description and aims

This course facilitates students’ understanding of modern techniques on spectroscopy. Techniques include several types of spectroscopy such as FT-IR, UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence, mass spectrometry, electron spin resonance, Raman spectroscopy.
Students will have the chance to tackle practical problems by applying knowledge acquired through this course.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have deep understanding of how modern techniques work in experiments on physical chemistry and gain their ability for applying modern experimental techniques to the research.


FT-IR, UV-Vis, ESR, Mass spectrometer, UPS, Raman spectroscopy

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students will undertake exercises by group or individually.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Following techniques will be prepared for the exercises. a) FT-IR b) UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy c) UPS d) Mass spectroscopy e) Raman spectroscopy f) ESR Each of the exercise include i) Lecture of basic concept of the method ii) Demonstration iii) Preparation of proposal of the exercise iv) Measurements and analysis following the proposal v) Preparation of the report Understand basic concepts, prepare proposals of exercise, acquire skills through measurements and analysis for each modern techniques.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Instruction manuals and course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their understanding and commitment of each experiments, discussion and reports.

Related courses

  • CHM.C401 : Basic Concepts of Physical Chemistry

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

This course is opened only for the students of department of chemistry and department of chemistry and materials science.

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