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CHM 205B - The Applications of Laser Raman Spectroscopy and the Usage of Molybdenum (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 205B 16 October 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 205B 11 December 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Raman spectroscopy is a non-destructive analytical technique and is used in many different fields where, microscopic, chemical analysis and imaging is needed. Raman analysis can provide both qualitative and/or quantitative information easily and quickly.  It can be used to characterise the chemical composition and structure of the samples regardless of its physical satate, solid, powder, liquid, gas or slurry. Molybdenum and molybdenum-based materials have favorable properties such as good erosion-resistance, excellent thermal and electrical conductivities, high yielding strength and hardness at high temperatures. They are extensively used in various fields including agriculture, energy, military, chemical engineering, bio-medicine and electronics. Due to their unique electronic, optical and mechanical properties, molybdenum-based materials have potential applications in nano devices and functional materials. This course is designed to give information both on various usage of molybdenum and to provide practice and knowledge on Raman spectroscopy and its diverse range of applications. 

The training wil be in Arabic. 

Course Objectives

  • Gain theoretical and practical knowledge on Raman spectrometers
  • Acquire knowledge for method development and analytical parameters
  • Learn how to establish an analytical strategy with an unknown sample
  • Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Gain knowledge on interpretation of Raman results
  • Learn about the use of molibdenum and its related compounds in various applications

Who Should Attend?

  • Ph.D. students 
  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Scientists 
  • Laboratory managers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Theory of Raman spectroscopy 
  • Instrumentation
  • Principle and advantages of raman spectroscopy
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy and Instrumentation
  • The different modes (AFM, STM, Tuning Fork) and signals

Day 2

  • Resonance Raman Spectroscopy (RRS)
  • Principle of RRS
  • Key aspects of RRS
  • Instrumentation
  • Seelected Applications
  • Surface enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
  • SERS principles
  • Plasmonics
  • Instrumentation
  • Applications 
  • Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Principle and requirements
  • Presentation of the different TERS tips
  • Alignment  of excitation laser on the TERS tip (rough and fine alignment)
  • Optimization of the TERS parameters (spectra and imaging)

Day 3

  • Applications of Raman Spectroscopy in Chemical sciences
  • Polymers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Cosmetics
  • Optimization
  • Applications of Raman spectroscopy in Materials science
  • Carbon
  • Nano-materials
  • Semiconductors
  • Photovoltaics
  • Catalysis
  • Battery technology

Day 4

  • Practical session: selection and optimization of parameters for Raman analysis and to perform data process
  • Description of the instrument
  • Alignment of the laser, the laser power, the grating, and the confocal hole
  • Methods of measurements
  • Generating a Raman spectrum
  • Generating a Raman image
  • Data evaluation

Day 5

  • Applications in Analytical sciences
  • Investigations of art and cultural heritages
  • Contaminant identification
  • Forensics
  • Food and Beverage
  • Applications in Life Sciences
  • Rapid micro-organism identification
  • Cell biology
  • Tissue analysis
  • Applications in Earth sciences
  • Geological samples
  • Gemstone analysis

Day 6

  • Introduction on Nano Technology
  • Meaning, Definition & Examples
  • Historical overview
  • General Uses of nanotechnology
  • Lessons from Nature
  • Overview of Research in Nanotechnology

Day 7

  • Applications of Nano Technology
  • Energy
  • Medicine & Drugs
  • Nano Biotechnology
  • Nano Devices
  • Optical Engineering
  • Bio Engineering
  • Fabrics

Day 8

  • Materials of Nano Technology
  • Types of Nano Materials
  • Properties of nanomaterial:
  • Physical/Chemical/Magnetic/Thermal/Optical/Electrical
  • One-Dimensional nanomaterial
  • Two-dimensional nanomaterial
  • Three-dimensional nanomaterial
  • Approaches & Synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Top-down
  • Bottom-up
  • Examples of nanomaterial

Day 9

  • Molybdenum
  • Molybdenum and related compounds (Mo) – Properties and Applications
  • Molybdenum use by material (metal, Stainless steel, Alloy steels, Super alloy steels)
  • Molybdenum use by industry sector (Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and others)
  • Molybdenum Disulfide Nanoparticles
  • Molybdenum oxide nanowires
  • Molybdenum Nanopowder / Nanoparticles

Day 10

  • General Discussion
  • Pitfalls of Nano technology
  • Issues & Future Directions
  • Nano Technology Journals & Conferences