[BuildMoNa] Basic Concepts in Molecular Spectroscopy (September 21-22, 2020)


This module for physicists, chemists and biochemists introduces the basic concepts in molecular spectroscopy, i.e. Infrared (IR), (surface  enhanced) Raman-with imaging options and Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Optical Microscopy, Superresolution Microscopy, Single Molecule Fluorescence Detection.


The physical foundation of Infra-Red (IR) Spectroscopy and and its application to the characterization of gas phase clusters; Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS), Raman-, Surface Enhanced Raman-, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Single Molecule Fluorescence Detection in the solid state, Light Scattering and surface sensitive spectroscopies with imaging options (Nanoscopy) will be presented in detail and some of its modern applications will be discussed. Additionally lab courses will be organized with demonstration experiments.


  • The quantum mechanical foundation of Infrared Spectroscopy
  • experimental principles of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • the principle of Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopyand modern applications
  • basics of pulsed NMR using the classical vector representation, principles of solid-state NMR: anisotropic interactions, dynamic averaging, magic-angle spinning, relaxation
  • requirements for single molecule fluorescence detection at low and room temperature, optical microscopy schemes as well as microscopic detection beyond the diffraction limit

Detailed Program

  • Responsible scientists: F. Kremer, K. Asmis, F. Cichos, K. Saalwächter
  • Date: September 21 – 22, 2020
  • Time: 8:30-17:30/8:30-11:45
  • All lectures will be presented online; the labtours on Monday afternoon will be organized in small groups. It is expected that every participant is wearing a mask.
  • Language: English


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