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Atomic and Molecular Physics 7.5 credits

Atom- och molekylfysik
Second cycle, F7008T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

Basic course in Quantum Mechanics from physics or chemistry courses, for example MTF131/F0018T or Physical Chemistry.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
To establish a connection between physical properties of individual atoms and molecules and their characterization by spectroscopic technique. To get acquainted with principles and methods of modern spectroscopy and its applications.

Basic concepts of quantitative description of physical properties of atoms/molecules through quantum mechanics. Their structure and interaction with electric and magnetic fields. Spectroscopic methods and their quantum mechanical origin. Energy spectra of atoms and molecules, hyperfine structure of spectra, periodic table of elements. etc. Capabilities of modern spectroscopic methods (Infra-Red, Raman, Nulear Magnetic Resonance, Fluorenscence, X-ray Emission, etc.), review of their practical applications in research, industry and medicine for studies and characterization of atomic/molecular species.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures, laboratory work and a seminar.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Home work assignments, completed laboratory exercises and presentation at the course seminar.

Isabella Concina

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
QUANTA, MATTER AND CHANGE: A MOLECULAR APPROACH TO PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, P. Atkins, J. De Paula, R. S. Friedman. Oxford University Press II Edition
Lecture notes and individually adapted references.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Homework assignmentG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA14
0005Laboratory workG U 3 4 51.50MandatoryA21
0006Seminar assignmentG U 3 4 51.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto, Head Faculty Programme Director 16 Jun 2021