Course detail

Photochemistry

FCH-MCO_FCPAcad. year: 2020/2021

Fundamental principles, structure of electronic excited states, electronic absorption spectra, static and dynamic properties of excited states, Jablonski diagram and transitions between electronic excited states, kinetics of photophysical and photochemical processes. Sources of UV radiation. Basics of photochemical reactions, photocatalytic reactions. Imaging systems, photochemical imaging systems (light sensitive polymers, others), UV curing technology and systems, electrophotography, photodegradation and photostabilization of polymer materials, environmental photochemical processes and technologies.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Theoretical background of photochemistry and photophysics, photochemical reactions of organic, inorganic and macromolecular compounds, polymer imaging systems and photopolymerizable systems and their use, photodegradation and photostabilisation of polymer materials, background of photochemical reactions in atmosphere.

Prerequisites

Background of physics, physical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Lapčík L., Pelikán P., Čeppan M.: Fotochemické procesy. Alfa, Bratislava 1989. (SK)
Šíma J., Čeppan M., Jančovičová V., Prousek J, Velič D.? Fotochémia. Princípy a aplikácie. STU Bratislava, 2011. (SK)
Klán P., Wirz J.: Photochemistry of Organic Compounds. From Concepts to Practice. Wiley 2009 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Written exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Fundamental principles, structure of electronic excited states,
2. Electronic absorption spectra, static and dynamic properties of excited states,
3. Jablonski diagram and transitions between electronic excited states, kinetics of photophysical and photochemical processes,
4. Basics of photochemical reactions,
5. Imaging systems, photochemical imaging systems (light sensitive polymers, others),
6. UV curing technology and systems,
7. Electrophotography,
8. Photodegradation and photostabilization of polymer materials,
9. Environmental photochemical processes and technologies.

Aims

Provide overview of scientific conception application potential of photochemistry.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

none

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_SCH Master's

    branch NPCO_SCH , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NKCP_SCH Master's

    branch NKCO_SCH , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme AKREDITACE Master's

    specialization --- , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning