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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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KEMI6519 Applied FTIR and Raman spectroscopy 5 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Pia Damlin

Learning outcomes

The course gives the student an introduction to Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy techniques, their short historical developments, and their basis on molecular vibrations, symmetry and to spectra-structure correlations. Different measurement techniques (like diffuse reflectance, attenuated total reflectance, Infrared and Raman microscopy, and imaging) will be explained in order to give the student a broad overview of commercially available instrumentation. After the course the student is familiar with principles, instrumentation and application of FTIR and Raman molecular spectroscopy techniques.


Review of Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy as analytical and identification/problems solving tools in fields like forensics, medicine, planetary explorations, oil industry and pharmacology. Through the use of literature examples and case studies the joint application of these spectroscopic methods will be highlighted to show how development of workable strategies towards characterization and identification can be achieved. Emphasis will also be on combination techniques based on optical and electrochemical techniques, called spectroelectrochemistry, which is a field of specialization of the research group.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Lectures 24 h, seminars, practical demonstrations and exam

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam
  • In Finnish


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Lecture notes and additional distributed material, Moodle course

Further information

Lectured every second year, next in autumn 2017

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Chemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Materials Science