Course detail

Modern Spectroscopic Methods

FCH-MC_MSMAcad. year: 2023/2024

The cours gives a complete overview about spectroscopic methods using electromagnetic radiation. The construction of spectrometers, light sources, detectors and accessories will be given, too. Finally, the overview of methods actually used in chemistry will be given including the methods that will be introduced into the chemistry in near future.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Physical chemistry III
Physics - optics

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Written part will consist from 7 spectroscopic calculations, spoken part will be focused on overwiev and crosslinks
Exams are spread over whole examination period based on individual student asks.


The goal of course is to give the overview of spectroscopic methods based on quantum mechanics, spectrometric equipment and the actually used methods in chemistry.
Students will know principles of spectroscopy, construction and use of spectrometers and application of various spectroscopic methods in chemical practice.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Atkins P. W.: Physical Chemistry. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2006. (CS)
Pelikán P., Lapčík L., Zmeškal O., Krčma F.: Fyzikální chemie, Struktura hmoty. VUTIUM Brno, Brno 2000. (CS)

Recommended reading

Hollas J. M.: Modern Spectroscopy. Wiley, Chichester 1987. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHCHTE Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme NPCP_CHCHTE Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHMA Master's

    specialization BF , 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer