9–11 a.m., Monday 16, January 2023, CPTO building, Auditorium 3 (1.01)
Introduction to the research activities of FORTH/ICE-HT (nanotechnology, advanced materials, energy and environment, biosciences and biotechnology.
Prof. Yannopoulos will also highlight the key role of PhD students in FORTH/ICE-HT.
2–4 p.m., Monday 16, January 2023, CPTO building, Auditorium 3 (1.01)
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON LIGHT-MATTER INTERACTION
The fundamental ideas and mechanism of light and matter interaction will be introduced, emphasizing the phenomena related to absorption, emission and scattering. The basic principles of Rayleigh scattering and the role of the scattering wavevector will be presented.
9–11 a.m., Tuesday 17, January 2023, CPTO building, Auditorium 3 (1.01)
INTRODUCTION TO RAMAN SCATTERING: PRINCIPLES
The basic principles of vibrational spectroscopy will be presented. The main topics include: selection rules for Raman scattering and IR absorption, the harmonic and anharmonic oscillator, the types of Raman scattering (resonance etc.), the “classical” description of the Raman effect, and the role of polarizability tensor in the Raman effect.
9–11 a.m., Wednesday 18, CPTO building, Auditorium 3 (1.01)
RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY: INSTRUMENTATION
The lecture contains details about (i) the use of the polarization analysis and the depolarization ratio, to understand the symmetry of vibrational modes; (ii) corrections of raw Raman spectra; (iii) handling of Raman spectra for non-crystalline solids; (iv) basic parts of a Raman spectroscopic set-up; (v) brief survey on topics such as confocal and surface-enhanced Raman scattering.
9–11 a.m., Thursday 19, CPTO building, Auditorium 3 (1.01)
STATIC LIGHT SCATTERING
The lecture contains principles of static light scattering from dilute suspensions of small and large particles, details on the role of osmotic pressure in light scattering, methods for the estimation of the radius of gyration and the molecular weight using the Zimm plot, and information about the structure factor of particles with various shapes.
9–11 a.m., Friday 20, CPTO building, Auditorium 3 (1.01)
DYNAMIC LIGHT SCATTERING
The lecture will introduce principles related to thermal fluctuations in liquids and their role in light scattering, as well as the concepts of relaxation, Brownian motion and stochastic functions, such as density fluctuations. Various ways to analyse DLS data for estimating the particle size will be discussed in relation to the limitations of each method.
9–11 a.m., Saturday 21, CPTO building, room 5.25
GOOD TEACHING AND LABORATORY PRACTICE FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCATTERING METHODS
“The TOC figure is reproduced from Yannopoulos, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Electron. 31 (2020) 7565.”
The series of talks is a part of the preparation of the new doctoral study programme “Environmental and Biomaterials Sciences” supported by NPO_UJEP_MSMT_16588/2022.