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Characterization of Inorganic and Organic Materials Certificate


In this program, students will learn theories of spectroscopic transitions and their applications in structural elucidations and quantitative analysis. Topics include ultraviolet/visible, infrared, Raman and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic and flame emission spectroscopy, chemiluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, light scattering and refractometry. Students will also learn physical methods of characterization including x-ray diffraction and fluorescence surface techniques, including SEM, TEM, AES and ESCA, thermal methods and synchrotron radiation.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

CHEM 505 Spectroscopic Methods I
CHEM 509 Physical Methods of Characterization
CHEM 512 Spectroscopic Methods II

And one course from the following list of electives:

CHEM 535 Polymer Synthesis
CHEM 542 Polymer Characterization and Analysis
CHEM 543 Analytical Chemistry
in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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