Basic Theory, Instrumentation and Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy (Raman, Mid-Infrared and Near-Infrared) in Material Science
R&D managers, laboratory managers, chemists, physicists, chemical engineers (also graduate students in these disciplines), and laboratory technicians working in the field of chemical, pharmaceutical and polymer analysis and research, as well as food and environmental investigations, quality assurance and process control will benefit from this course.
The course will give an overview on the theoretical principles and state-of-the-art instrumentation (including imaging and hand-held systems) of the vibrational spectroscopic techniques (Raman, mid-infrared (IR) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy) and it will provide a broad spectrum of application examples with reference to the chemical and physical analysis of solid, liquid and gaseous materials. Sample preparation and possible artifacts originating thereof will be discussed in detail and qualitative and quantitative analysis will be treated in terms of univariate as well as multivariate, chemometric evaluation procedures. Real-life applications from the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, polymer and food industry as well as environmental investigations will illustrate the relevance of these spectroscopic techniques for material research, reaction monitoring and quality/process control and will facilitate their implementation as industrial routine tools. The course will not only help to more efficiently evaluate vibrational spectroscopic data but will also enable participants to assess the pros and cons of the vibrational spectroscopies relative to other techniques.