Course detail

Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy Techniques

CEITEC VUT-DS126AAcad. year: 2020/2021

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

W. Roy Manson – A practical guide to magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy
S. Piepho – Group theory in spectroscopy with application to magnetic circular dichroism
J.-M. Spaeth – Structural analysis of point defects in solids

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

- Magneto-optical spectroscopy vs EPR
- Optical transitions in presence of magnetic field. Selection rules
- MCD/MCPL terms
Experimental aspects of MCD/MCPL
- Sharp spectral line and high resolution spectrometer
- Broad spectral lines and high sensitivity spectrometer
MCD/MCPL application examples:
- Atomic mercury vapour
- Defects in solids
- Single molecule magnets
- Transition metal dichalcogenides
Optically detected magnetic resonance:
- Principles
- Instrumentation
- Examples
Spin noise spectroscopy:
- Principles
- Experimental implementations
- Examples


The purpose of the course is to give the introduction to the modern spectroscopic techniques with the accent on the technical implementation and examples from various scientific problems.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme STIAMN Doctoral

    branch AM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch ANTMT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional