Details of CH5104 (Autumn 2018)

Level: 9 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH5104 Principles of Physical Chemistry Pradipta Purkayastha,
Sayan Bhattacharyya

Syllabus
Laser Spectroscopy and Dynamics (22 lectures)
(1) Principles of absorption and fluorescence
(2) Fluorescence probes for Biochemical systems
(3) Sources and instrumentation for Laser spectroscopy
(4) Pump-probe laser spectroscopy
(5) Infrared laser spectroscopy of transient species
(6) Tunable short wavelength generation and applications

Electrochemistry (12 lectures)
(5) Ionic Liquids
(i) Brief overview of the models
(ii) Conceptual structures of molten salts
(6) The Electrified Interface
(i) Concept and structure
(ii) Experimental techniques
(iii) Thermodynamics
(iv) Adsorption processes
(7) Electrode Techniques
(i) Impedance spectroscopy
(ii) Rotating disk electrode
(iii) Ellipsometry
(8) Electrochemistry and Transients
(i) Open-circuit decay method
(ii) Cyclic voltammetry
(iii) Linear sweep voltammetry

Energy Conversion and Storage (10 Lectures)
(1) Photoelectrochemistry
(i) Band bending
(ii) Surface effects
(2) Fuel Cells
(i) Types
(ii) Kinetics
(3) Photovoltaic Principles
(4) Solar Hydrogen Production



References
(1) Modern Electrochemistry Ionics (Volume I) by J. O M. Bockris and A. K. N. Reddy, Springer, 2006.
(2) Modern Electrochemistry Fundamentals of Electrodics (Volume 2A) by J. O M. Bockris, A. K. N. Reddy and M. Gamboa-Aldeco, Springer, 2006.
(3) Modern Electrochemistry Electrodics in Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, and Environmental Science (Volume 2B) by J. O M. Bockris and A. K. N. Reddy, Springer, 2006.
(4) Applied Photovoltaics (3rd Edition) by S. R. Wenham, M. A. Green, M. E. Watt, R. Corkish and A. Sproul, EarthScan, 2011.

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Elective
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 9 Elective
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective