A Short Course on Infrared Spectroscopy
Taught by John Rabolt
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Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy: From Concept to Experiment
September 2009

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  1. Introduction to Vibrational Spectroscopy (SEPT 15): Download Lecture 1 [.ppt]

    • Different wavelength regions
      Instrumentation overview
      Absorption vs. Scattering
      Group frequencies

  2. Infrared Spectroscopy: FT vs. Dispersive (SEPT 24)

    • Evolution from gratings to interferometry
      Are we headed back to the future?
      Sensitivity to orientation
      Order and molecular configuration

  3. Raman spectroscopy: FT vs. Dispersive (SEPT 29)

    • Advantages of a non-invasive method
      Fluorescence good, bad or ugly?
      Changes in polarizability vs. changes in dipole moment

  4. Applications in Analytical Chemistry (OCT 8)

    • Thin films and monolayers
      Crystalline materials
      Prognosis for the future
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  1. C. M. Snively, Y. S. Kim, D. B. Chase, J. F. Rabolt
    “Rapid Detection of Low Concentrations of Aqueous Species in the Presence of Spectral Overlap Using Planar Array Infrared Spectroscopy”
    Applied Spectroscopy 2008, 62, 337-339. [.pdf]
  2. Y. S. Kim, C. M. Snively, Y. Liu, D. B. Chase and J. F. Rabolt
    “Dynamics of Polylactide Enantiomers Stereocomplexation at the Air-Water Interface Using Planar Array Infrared Reflection-Absorption Spectrograph”
    Langmuir 2008, 24, 10791-10796. [.pdf]
  3. Y. S. Kim, C. M. Snively, J. F. Rabolt, D. B. Chase
    “Development of a Planar Array Infrared Reflection Spectrograph for Reflection-Absorption Spectroscopy of Thin Films at Metal and Water Surfaces”
    Applied Spectroscopy 2007, 61, 916-920. [.pdf]
  4. C. Pellerin, I. Pelletier, J. F. Rabolt, D. B. Chase
    “Planar Array Infrared Emission Spectroscopy”
    Analytical Chemistry 2007, 79(5), 2037-2041. [.pdf]
  5. I. Pelletier, C. Pellerin, D. B. Chase, J. F. Rabolt
    “New Developments in Planar Array (PA-IR) Spectroscopy”
    Applied Spectroscopy 2005, 59(2), 156-163. [.pdf]
  6. C. Pellerin, S. Frisk, J. F. Rabolt, D. B. Chase
    “A Faster Approach to Infrared Rheo-Optics using a Planar Array Infrared Spectrograph”
    Applied Spectroscopy 2004, 58(7), 799-803. [.pdf]
  7. C. M. Snively, C. Pellerin, J. F. Rabolt, D. B. Chase
    “Acquisition of Mid-Infrared Spectra from Non-Repeatable Events with Sub 100s Temporal Resolution Using Planar Array Infrared (PA-IR) Spectroscopy”
    Analytical Chemistry 2004, 76(7), 1811-1816. [.pdf]
  8. Y. Liu, D. Elmore, J. Rabolt, D. B. Chase
    “Time-Resolved Planar-Array IR (PA-IR) Studies of Octadecylthiol Self Assembled Monolayers on Gold”
    Langmuir 2004, 20, 816. [.pdf]
  9. L. Elmore, B. Chase, Y. Liu, J. F. Rabolt
    “Infrared Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Imaging of n-Propyl Trichlorosilane Monolayer Films Self Assembled on Glass Substrates”
    Vibrational Spectroscopy 2004, 34, 37-45. [.pdf]
  10. C. Pellerin, C. Snively, Y. Liu, D. B. Chase, J. F. Rabolt
    “Performance and Application of a New Planar Array Infrared Spectrograph Operating in the Mid-Infrared (2000-975 cm-1) Fingerprint Region”
    Applied Spectroscopy 2004, 58(6), 639-646. [.pdf]
  11. D. L. Elmore, C. L. Leverette, D. B. Chase, A. T. Kalambur, Y. Liu, J. F. Rabolt
    “Planar Array Spectroscopic Imaging of Monolayer Films in the 3200-2800 cm-1 Region”
    Langmuir 2003, 19, 3519. [.pdf]
  12. D. L. Elmore, M. W. Tsao, S. Frisk, D. B. Chase, J. F. Rabolt
    “Design and Performance of a Planar Array Infrared Spectrograph That Operates in the 3400 to 2000 cm-1 Region”
    Applied Spectroscopy 2002, 56, 145. [.pdf]

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