Frédéric Merkt: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

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Name Prof. Dr. Frédéric Merkt
FieldPhysikalische Chemie
Address
Inst. Mol. Phys. Wiss.
ETH Zürich, HCI E 215
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 43 67
E-mailfrederic.merkt@phys.chem.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0551-00LLaser Seminar0 credits1SJ. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
529-0427-00LElectron Spectroscopy Restricted registration - show details 1 credit2SF. Merkt
AbstractGroup seminar on electronic spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy.
ObjectiveGroup seminar on electronic spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy.
ContentGroup seminar on electronic spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipation to this seminar must be discussed with the lecturer.
529-0431-AALPhysical Chemistry III: Molecular Quantum Mechanics Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

All other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.

This course does not offer a lecture of its own but it is linked to the course 529-0431-00L.
4 credits9RF. Merkt
AbstractPostulates of quantum mechanics, operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values, matrix representation of operators, particle in a box, tunneling, harmonic oscillator, molecular vibrations, angular momentum and spin, generalised Pauli principle, perturbation theory, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, Born-Oppenheimer approximation.
ObjectiveThis is an introductory course in quantum mechanics. The course starts with an overview of the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and introduces the mathematical formalism. The postulates and theorems of quantum mechanics are discussed in the context of experimental and numerical determination of physical quantities. The course develops the tools necessary for the understanding and calculation of elementary quantum phenomena in atoms and molecules.
ContentPostulates and theorems of quantum mechanics: operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values. Linear motions: free particles, particle in a box, quantum mechanical tunneling, the harmonic oscillator and molecular vibrations. Angular momentum: electronic spin and orbital motion, molecular rotations. Electronic structure of atoms and molecules: the Pauli principle, angular momentum coupling, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Variational principle and perturbation theory. Discussion of bigger systems (solids, nano-structures).
LiteratureP.W. Atkins, R.S. Friedman: Molecular Quantum Mechanics, 5th Edition, Oxford University Press 2010, ISBN 978-0-19-954142-3.

J.S. Townsend: A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, University Science Books 2012, ISBN 978-1-89-138-978-8.
529-0431-00LPhysical Chemistry III: Molecular Quantum Mechanics Information Restricted registration - show details 4 credits4GF. Merkt, U. Hollenstein
AbstractPostulates of quantum mechanics, operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values, matrix representation of operators, particle in a box, tunneling, harmonic oscillator, molecular vibrations, angular momentum and spin, generalised Pauli principle, perturbation theory, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, Born-Oppenheimer approximation.
ObjectiveThis is an introductory course in quantum mechanics. The course starts with an overview of the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and introduces the mathematical formalism. The postulates and theorems of quantum mechanics are discussed in the context of experimental and numerical determination of physical quantities. The course develops the tools necessary for the understanding and calculation of elementary quantum phenomena in atoms and molecules.
ContentPostulates and theorems of quantum mechanics: operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values. Linear motions: free particles, particle in a box, quantum mechanical tunneling, the harmonic oscillator and molecular vibrations. Angular momentum: electronic spin and orbital motion, molecular rotations. Electronic structure of atoms and molecules: the Pauli principle, angular momentum coupling, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Variational principle and perturbation theory. Discussion of bigger systems (solids, nano-structures).
Lecture notesA script written in German will be available. The script is, however, no replacement for personal notes during the lecture and does not cover all aspects discussed.
529-0479-00LTheoretical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics1 credit2SF. Merkt, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractSeminar on theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics (research seminar)
ObjectiveSeminar on theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics (research seminar)
529-0484-00LInstrumentation and Measurement Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2PF. Merkt
AbstractBasic concepts of electronic measurement technology, RF- and Microwave technology and digital circuits.
ObjectiveEinführung in die elektronische Messtechnik, die Radiofrequenz- und Mikrowellentechnologie und in die Digitalelektronik.
Lecture notesUnterlagen in der ersten Stunde verteilt.
Prerequisites / NoticeZugelassene Teilnehmer werden von der Institutsleitung definiert.
529-0499-00LPhysical Chemistry0 credits1KG. Jeschke, A. Barnes, M. Ernst, P. H. Hünenberger, F. Merkt, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractSeminar series covering current developments in Physical Chemistry
ObjectiveDiscussing current developments in Physical Chemistry