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Lasers in Chemistry (CHEM90048)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHEM90048
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This subject will discuss general principles of laser action, the properties of laser beams, some specific types of lasers, laser-based spectroscopic methods, laser photochemistry, ultrafast lasers, and lasers in mass spectrometry.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Discuss the principles of laser action
  • Identify the properties of lasers and what causes these properties
  • Identify the properties of a laser best suited to various applications especially in a chemistry context
  • Identify current and potential applications of lasers in chemistry.

Generic skills

  • advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • an ability to evaluate the professional literature
  • an understanding of the changing knowledge base
  • a capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context
  • the ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental observations

Last updated: 20 June 2019