Exp. methods of trace gas research
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2019/20 
Vakcode  EM4ITG04 
Vaknaam  Exp. methods of trace gas research 
Niveau(s)  master 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Experimental methods of trace gas research  
Leerdoelen  IMPORTANT NOTE: The course may be given biannually instead of every year. That means that at this moment it is not yet decided if this course will take place in 2020/2021. At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. explain the physical principles of diagnostic techniques 2. assign spectral features to transitions between quantum states of molecules 3. explain differences between the diagnostic methods 4. select the required diagnostic technique for specific experimental conditions 5. calculate detectability limit for a diagnostic method 6. derive concentration of trace species from measured signals 7. analyze experimental results based on simple models describing a studied object 8. estimate precision and accuracy of measured parameters 

Omschrijving  1. Structure of molecules and basic principles of optical diagnostic methods. 2. Interaction of electromagnetic waves with radiation. 3. Absorption techniques. Selectivity and detectability limits. 4. Cavity ring down spectroscopy. Fourier transform spectroscopy. 5. Atmospheric trace gas measurements. 6. Isotope ratio mass spectroscopy. 7. Accelerator mass spectroscopy. 8. Gas chromatography. 9. Fossil fuel source validation using 14C. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Lectures (32 h), Practical (32 h), Selfstudy (76 h)) 

Toetsvorm 
Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(Written exam (70%, written examination consists of 4 problems), Report (30%, report of the lab practicums (two lab practicums "Rayleigh distillation'' and ''Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy gas measurements"). Both grades of written examination and practicum should be higher than 5.5.) 

Vaksoort  master  
Coördinator  dr. A.V. Mokhov  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. H. Chen , M.W. Dee ,prof. dr. H.A.J. Meijer ,dr. A.V. Mokhov  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  Prior knowledge: Classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, atomic physics  
Opmerkingen  The both grades of written examination and practicum report should be higher than 5.5. The examination problems are assessed by all 4 lecturers. After assessment: Students have possibility to rebut the obtained grades during one week after obtaining the examination results. 

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