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CHE 529: Photoluminescence-Based Spectrochemical Analysis

CHE 529 is devoted to photoluminescence-based spectrochemical analysis across scientific disciplines. Specifically, this course will explore the fundamental principles and uses of modern photoluminescence spectroscopy in biology, biophysics, chemistry, engineering, and nanoscale materials. The first course segment will cover the basic principles underlying absorption (single and multiphoton events), emission, energy transfer, polarization/anisotropy, time-resolved emission, transient solvation, and time-resolved anisotropies. In the second segment, our focus will turn to a discussion of modern instrumental design and key operational principles. The final segment will explore specific aspect of photoluminescence of interest to the class. Special emphasis will be placed on maximizing information from ones experiments.