Chemistry 243 Lecture Topics

Winter Quarter 2021
Instructor: Robert M. Corn
Office: 2139 Natural Sciences 2

Lecture Notes on Canvas

Lecture Schedule

The following is a tentative schedule for the course.

Lectures: A. Photon Detectors
Photodiodes: Principles, Specifications and Noise
Photomultiplier Tubes
Avalanche Photodiodes, CCDs, EM-CCDs

B. Operational Amplifiers
Op Amp Principles and Basic Circuits
Potentiometry and Photocurrent Circuits
Galvanostat and Potentiostat

C. Frequency Analysis and Fluorescence
LaPlace Transforms
Bode Plots, Nyquist Plots, Spectral Analysis.
RC circuits and filters.
Fluorescence Lifetimes.
Fluorescence Modulation Spectroscopy.

D. Optical Susceptibility and Absorption
Classical forced damped SHO model
Complex Susceptibility and Dielectric Constant
Extinction Coefficients and Refractive Index

E. Mass Spectrometry
TOF measurements
FT-MS, ICR and Orbitrap instrumentation

F. Electrochemical Measurements.
Electron Transfer Kinetics and Diffusion Overview.
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy.

G. Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) and Adsorption Measurements
Q factor analysis and QCM Measurements
Langmuir Adsorption Kinetics and Isotherm
Antibody and Antigen Biosensors.

Labs: (Tentative)

Lab 1: Op Amp Circuits
Lab 2: Thermocouple Circuits
Lab 3: Photodiode Circuits

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