Atomic Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry are two fundamental classes of analytical methods, which are widely used in many fields, from the study of the environment to the control of food quality, from medical research to the production of innovative materials, from the preservation of cultural heritage to forensic investigations. In this course, the main atomic and mass spectrometry methods are presented in their theoretical, performance and application aspects.

  • Aims and content
    • LEARNING OUTCOMES

      Theoretical knowledge of the spectroscopic methods for elemental analysis and of the mass spectrometry techniques

      SYLLABUS/CONTENT

      A. SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS FOR ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS
      Theory, instrumentation, analytical performances and applications of the following techniques:

      1. Atomic emission spectroscopy
      2. Atomic absorption spectroscopy
      3. Atomic fluorescence spectroscopy
      4. Atomic mass spectrometry
      5. X-ray spectroscopy
      6. Electron spectroscopy


      B. ADVANCED MASS SPECTROMETRY

      1. Theory of mass spectrometry. Instrumentation for the analysis MS,   MS-MS (tandem mass spectrometry) and  MSn (ion-trap).

      2. Sample introduction systems and ion sources (ESI, APCI, MALDI).

      3. Hyphenated techniques: separation techniques coupled to  mass spectrometry (HRGC, HPLC, capillary electrophoresis).

      4. Examples and case studies.

      RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

      M. Grotti, Metodi spettroscopici per l'analisi elementare.

      C.B. Boss, K.J. Fredeen - Concepts, Instrumentation, and Techniques in ICP-OES.

      D.A. Skoog, J.J Leary, Chimica Analitica Strumentale.

      De Hoffmann, Charette, Stroobant, Mass spectrometry – Principle and application

      URL timetable
      ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CHEMISTRY
      www.ctc.unige.it
  • Who
  • How
    • TEACHING METHODS

      Lectures and bibliographic/laboratory work (for Chemical Sciences only). Slides and further educational material (articles, video,…) available on aulaweb

      EXAM DESCRIPTION

      Oral examination

      ASSESSMENT METHODS

      The oral examination, performed by two professors and about 40-min long, is aimed to assess the knowledge of spectroscopic methods for elemental analysis and of the mass spectrometry techniques previously illustrated. During the examination, the commission evaluates if the educational objectives of the course have been achieved. If not, the student is asked to study more thoroughly and/or take benefit from further explanations by teachers.

  • Where and when
    • URL timetable
      ANALYTICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CHEMISTRY
      www.ctc.unige.it
      LESSONS START

      24th October 2016, according to timetable on www.ctc.unige.it

      OFFICE HOURS FOR STUDENTS
      Marco Grotti

      Always, by appointment.

      Emanuele Magi

      Each business day, by appointment

      Sessions
      Date Time Type Place Notes
      12 febbraio 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      5 aprile 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      25 giugno 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      16 luglio 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      3 settembre 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      24 settembre 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
      15 ottobre 2018 15:00 Orale Genova
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