# Browse Abstracts & Presentations - 2021 International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy by Subject "Mini-symposium: Spectroscopy with Undergraduates"

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Diethyl phthalate (DEPh), a diethyl ester of phthalic acid, is commonly used as a plasticizer in products such as plastic packaging films, toiletries, and plastic bags.$^{1}$ The two ester groups can rotate about the ...

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The work we present here is a diatomic molecule line list study on the molecule sulfur monoxide (SO), suitable for characterising exoplanetary atmospheres up to temperatures of 4000 K. The motivation of this project is to ...

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Developing and building a research program in spectroscopy at a primarily undergraduate institution is a challenging and rewarding experience. In this talk, I will discuss my personal experience developing a research ...

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Saturn’s moon Titan exhibits the most complex and diverse atmospheric chemistry of any body in the solar system other than the Earth. Photochemistry in the upper atmosphere starts with methane and nitrogen and produces a ...

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The interstellar medium (ISM) is abundant in diverse network of molecules from simple diatomic to interstellar complex organic molecules (COMs). There have been continuous growing attempts to search the molecules of biotic ...

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%\begin{figure} %\includegraphics[scale=0.5]{KOH_T3000K_SL_SE} %\caption{KOH absorption cross sections at $T = 3000$~K, the weak part before and after compression and the relative error. } %\label{f:KOH} %\end{figure} A ...

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The rapidity with which large amounts of spectroscopic data can now be collected is presently driving interest in developing techniques to improve the speed with which spectra can be analyzed. While desirable in a research ...

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We describe an exercise for the undergraduate teaching lab that uses EPR spectroscopy to determine the g and D values for the chromium(III) ion in a ruby ball lens. Students use a polarized light stereomicroscope to ...

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As a representative of the next-generation solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) offer the efficient and ease of implementation of new technology for future energy supply. Herein, four commercially available dyes ...

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Based on discussions and suggestions received during the "Spectroscopy in the Classroom" 2015 ISMS mini-symposium, I have implemented guided-inquiry based spectroscopic projects in the upper-level undergraduate physical ...

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A home-built helium nanodroplet isolation spectrometer has been utilized by undergraduate students in course-based experiments to investigate the rovibrational dynamics of small molecules. Helium nanodroplets are well known ...

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Students taking physical chemistry often find the thermodynamics section of the course confusing and even downright uninteresting. In part, this is due to the abstract nature of concepts, such as entropy and enthalpy, as ...

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Rapid recording of molecular spectra of complex mixtures has facilitated acquisition of high sensitivity data sets. In studies of weakly bound clusters, these spectra may contain a wide range of cluster sizes and abundances, ...

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"I get to help find aliens" - what better motivation for high school students getting into research for the first time! The identification of molecular biosignatures on exoplanets is a powerful example of the diverse role ...

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A computer algorithm is developed to narrow down the list of possible structural geometries of a molecule from the analysis of its isotopologue rotational constants. Based on Kraitchman's equation, the absolute values of ...

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The cyclohexadienyl radical (\chem{C_6H_7}) was observed in a low temperature argon matrix with matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy. The \chem{C_6H_7} radical was produced from the reaction of H atoms with benzene ...

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For the past three years, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Northern Iowa has been leading undergraduate students on spectroscopic expeditions into the depths of Wind Cave National Park in ...

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Undergraduate research is considered the best pedagogical practice for engaging chemistry students in their curriculum and encouraging independent problem-solving. This presentation will explore many aspects of the ...

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