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Laser Spectroscopy Lab

LaserLaser-based instruments for optical spectroscopy provide exciting experiences for our students in undergraduate physical chemistry and analytical chemistry courses. Our current projects incorporate pulsed Nd:YAG and dye lasers into several experiments designed to illustrate key features of molecular structure and dynamics. Our students use lasers to record spectra with much higher resolution than is offered by traditional spectroscopic instruments. The fine structure observed in these laser-based spectra reveal couplings between molecular motions that students often struggle to visualize using other instrumentation. Additionally, we employ Laser Raman spectroscopy that complements other spectroscopic methods (i.e. FT-IR and UV-Vis) and capabilities for chemical identification in synthesis courses.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lori Kindle

Meyer 262
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed