Exp. methods of trace gas research (21/22)

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMEE007-05
Vaknaam Exp. methods of trace gas research (21/22)
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Experimental methods of trace gas research (tweejaarlijks 2021/2022)
The course will be given biannually instead of every year. The next course will take place in 2021/2022.

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 ,prof. dr. 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 Recommended prior knowledge: Classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, atomic physics.
This course is also available for exchange students but please pay attention to the recommended prior knowledge.
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.

This course was registered last year with course code EM4ITG04
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester II a
MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences  (Electives) 1 semester II a keuze