Good news! The Erasmus Mundus label of the SERP-Chem master has been renewed for 3 more classes!!!  In September 2017, our team will thus start a new adventure with the SERP+ master.

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Experimental methods : UV, IR, X Spectroscopies, NMR, RPE, Mass


This course is an introduction to the main standard analytical techniques in physical chemistry: mass spectrometry and applications (some knowledge in the different ionization types, fragmentation methods, and analyzers), electronic, infrared and UV-visible spectroscopic techniques, photoelectron spectroscopy (synchrotron beam lines will be described).


Get some general knowledge on the different spectroscopic methods (contributions and spectral domain application) Describe the basic photochemical processes. Be able to analyze a chemical compound by mass spectrometry.

Recommended Books

Physical Chemistry, P. Atkins & J. de Paula
Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds, 7th Edition, R.M. Silverstein, F.X. Webster, D. Kiemle
Mass spectrometry, a textbook, J.H. Gross
Molecular Fluorescence: Principles and Applications, B. Valeur
Photochemistry, R. Lakowicz

Teaching Staff

Anne Lafosse (Course Coordinator)
Debora Scuderi
Rachel Méallet-Renault


Lecture: 27 h
Tutorial: 7 h
Practical courses: 14 h

Grading System

Partial exams: 40 %
Final exam: 20 %
Tutorial: 20 %

About SERP-Chem

Since its creation in 2008 the SERP-Chem master has benefit from the support of many patners. Click on the following link to visit our partners.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Latest News

Master thesis defense
The second-year students will defend their master thesis on Friday 6th July 2018 at Paris-Sud University.
July 4, 2018

SERP Success story
The European Commission awarded the Success story label to the SERP-Chem master.

Success stories are finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach and can be a source of inspiration for others :
July 4, 2018

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