lbir1340  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
22.5 h + 22.5 h
Gaigneaux Eric (coordinator); Gonze Xavier;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Introduction to quantum mechanics (14,5h + 14,5h): Experimental and theoretical bases. Resolution of Schrödinger equation for simple cases, with one particle (potential well, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotator, hydrogenoid atoms). Approximate treatment: polyelectronic atoms, H2+ molecular ion, diatomic molecules. Molecular dynamics and chemical bonding notions.
Basis of spectroscopy (8h + 8h): Distinctions between spectrocopy and spectrometry, spectroscopies of absorption vs emission. Basis of spectroscopies  : rotation, vibration, libration, rotational and vibrational Raman, UVVis, XPS, resonance techniques (mostly EPR).
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Magistral classes and exercices sessions. Due to the limited capacity of auditoria this year (COVID-19 crisis), some classes or exercices could be given remotely or co-modally.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

At the written examination, several questions of theory and problems are presented to the students. They demonstrate their knowledge by explaining the corresponding content of the course, and their ability to exploit this knowledge by solving the problems.
For the spectroscopy, are more more specificially proposed exercices that require the exploitation of the features of a spectrum in order to infer the characteristics of the sample that has generated it (and vice versa : prediction of a spectrum from the sample characteristics). Recognition of a spectroscopic technique used to generate a given spectrum is also a pilar of the evaluation.
Typically the global note is established on a basis of 30 points, coming for 20 of them from the evaluation of the knowledge of the student on the quantum mechanics part, and 10 of them on the spectrocopy part, and then reduced to 20 points.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the assessment might be done at a distance. Teachers reserve the right to assess orally in case of suspicion of fraud during the written exam, with appropriate modification of the grading grid.
Other information
Online resources
Syllabus are available on the moddle of the course.
  • Notes de cours (syllabus) disponibles sur le moodle.
Le cours ne fait appel à aucun support particulier qui serait payant et jugé obligatoire. Les ouvrages payants qui seraient éventuellement recommandés le sont à titre facultatif.
Teaching materials
  • Notes de cours (syllabus) disponibles sur le moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Bioengineering