Molecular spectroscopy for metallurgists. Fundamentals and application

Lecturer: dr hab. Edyta Proniewicz, prof. AGH

The scope of material:

  1. Spectroscopy basis
  2. Rotational spectroscopy
  3. Vibrational spectroscopy (Raman and IR)
  4. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
  5. Auger electron spectroscopy (AES)
  6. Secondary ion mass specrtoscopy (SIMS)
  7. Ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS)
    • LEIS - low energy (keV)
    • RBS - high energy (MeV), Rutherford back-scattering spectroscopy
  8. Particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) analysis

Students are obliged to prepare presentation on the topic chosen from the list below:

  1. Application of Raman spectroscopy...
  2. Application of absorption infrared spectroscopy...
  3. Application of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy...
  4. Application of Auger electron spectroscopy...
  5. Application of secondary ion mass spectroscopy...
  6. Application of low-energy ion scattering spectroscopy...
  7. Application of Rutherford back-scattering spectroscopy...
  8. Application of particle induced X-ray emission analysis...
  9. study the metal-containing compounds, metal surfaces, metal coating layers, steel and alloys.

  10. Investigation of metal containing art objects by molecular spectroscopy methods.
  11. Surface analysis of alloys.
  12. Investigation of corrosion by molecular spectroscopy methods.
  13. Steel in the light of molecular spectroscopy methods.


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  2. Z. Kęcki, Podstawy spektroskopii molekularnej, PWN.
  3. D. Briggs, M. P. Seah (Eds.), Practical surface analysis, John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Eds.), Surface science tools for nanomaterials characterization, Springer-Verlag.
  5. R. J. H. Clark, R. E. Hester. (Eds.), Spectroscopy of surfaces, John Wiley & Sons.
  6. J. L. Gallardo, M. C. Colin, Surface Spectroscopy:For Engineers and Scientists, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.