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
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Experimental methods of trace gas research
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), Self-study (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
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Lecture notes Lecturers of this course.
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.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Applied Physics  (Keuzevakken in Science and Engineering ) - semester II a keuze: ATP
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Energy & Environment 19-20 - semester II a Energy & Environmental Sciences
MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences  (Optional Courses) 1 semester II a keuze