Infrared Reflection Techniques Course
18 June 2019

Staff: Prof. Dr. J.H. van der Maas (VibSpec / Utrecht University) and Dr. P. de Peinder (VibSpec)

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This one day course focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of infrared reflection techniques. Reflection techniques like Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR), Diffuse Reflection (DRIFT), Reflection Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy (RAIRS or IRRAS) and specular reflection are currently widely used by infrared spectroscopists. Each technique has its own merits and adequate background knowledge is required to know when and where to use it. Even more important is how to evaluate the obtained results. The spectra can vary significantly due to i.e. the refractive index effects and changing parameters like angle of incidence. Lectures will be interspersed by work sessions. During the work sessions spectra will be collected by the participants using several reflection techniques.

The course aims for people who collect infrared reflection spectra and want to have a better understanding of the obtained spectra. The course consists of interactive lectures and practical sessions at the IR instrument. The course takes 1 day (09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00 h) and will be held at Utrecht University Science Park ("De Uithof").

The registration fee for this course is € 520,- (ex. VAT). The fee includes all tuition, course lecture notes, lunch and refreshments. PhD students receive a reduction of 20% on the course fee.
The number of participants per course is limited. Course language contingent on the participants; course material in English.

Course co-ordination:
Dr. Peter de Peinder