[ 491INCHPC1V19 ] VL Photochemistry 1

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Chemistry Philipp Stadler 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Chemistry and Chemical Technology (CCT) 2019W
Objectives Presentation of fundamental terminology and concepts used in molecular photophysics and photochemistry.
Subject Interaction of radiation with matter. Difference between thermal and photochemical processes. Fundamental laws of photochemistry. Classification of chromophores and excited states. Creation and detection of excited state species. Jablosnski diagram, Franck-Condon principle, potential energy hypersurfaces. Selection rules. Qualitative description of fluorescence, phosphorescence and non-radiative processes (internal conversion, intersystem crossing). Lifetimes and quantum yields.
Criteria for evaluation Exam (written).
Methods Lecture with combined blackboard and slide presentation.
Language English
Study material “Glossary of Terms used in Photochemistry“, 3rd Edition, Pure Appl.Chem., Vol. 79, No. 3, pp. 293-465, 2007.
V. Balzani, P. Ceroni, A. Juris, „Photochemistry and Photophysics“ 2014.
N. J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, J. C. Scaiano “Principles of Molecular Photochemistry – An Introduction”, University Science Books 2009.
P. Suppan “Chemistry and Light”, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1994.
Changing subject? No
Further information It is highly recommended to complete this course with the subsequent lecture "Photochemistry 2" in order to reach a more in-depth coverage of the topic.
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with 491ESYNPC2V19: VL Photochemistry II (1.5 ECTS) equivalent to
863ADCHPHCV10: VL Photochemistry (2.6 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment