Chemistry 243 Lecture Topics

Winter Quarter 2017
Instructor: Robert M. Corn
Office: 2139 Sciences 2

Lecture & Lab Schedules

The following is a tentative schedule for the course. We will meet in the Lab room (RH 481) for the first five thursdays.This list will undoubtedly change a bit during the semester!


Weeks 1 and 2:
Photodiodes, PMTs, Avalance PDs, CCDs.
Noise Measurements: Shot Noise, NEP

Weeks 3 and 4:
Op Amps and LaPlace Transforms
Voltage Follower, Current Follower, Inverted Amplifier.
Bode Plots, Nyquist Plots, Spectral Analysis.
RC circuits and filters.

Weeks 5 and 6:
Laplace Transforms II
Differential Equations for Fluorescence and Electrochemistry
Fluorescence Lifetime measurements, FLIM. TCSPC
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy.
Ficks Laws of Diffusion

Weeks 7 and 8:
Electrode Kinetics and Surfaces
Butler-Volmer Electrode Kinetics
Langmuir Adsorption Kinetics and Isotherm
Saveant Diffusion-Adsorption Equations

Weeks 9 and 10:
Q Factor
QCM Measurements - Frequency Shifts and Equivalent Circuits

New Measurement Presentations


Labs (Weeks 1-5):

Week 1. Oscilloscopes
Oscilloscopes: Analog vs Digital
Waveform Generators
Passive RC High and Low Pass Filters

Week 2. Op Amps I
Passive and Active RC Filters/Amplifiers: Bode Plots, Nyquist Plots

Week 3. Modulation Spectroscopy I
LED light sources
Current Follower Measurements
Absorption Spectroscopy Measurement

Week 4. Modulation Spectroscopy II
Fluorescence Spectroscopy Measurement

Week 5. Potentiostats
Cyclic Voltammetry

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