Course covers the chapters 2-5, and 22-25, of the text book: Principles of Instrumental Analysis by Douglas A. Skoog, F. James Holler, Stanley R. Crouch, Belmont, CA , Thomson, sixth international student edition, 2007.
However, novel and fundamental supporting material is added. We will first take a bit closer look at the electron itself, materials for electronics, electron transport, electron transfer, electron injection, electron and hole trapping, electron emission and electron solvation, and the present and future promises: molecular electronics, printed electronics and spin electronics. Considering a few issues quite a lot of equations is kept in the FYI sections (For-Your-Information only) although only qualitative picture is important for us now, but perhaps novel issues are useful in practice within a few years and the equations may be informative for those who read/understand mathematics well.
Standard electronic components of the present day, including digital components and computers, are shortly discussed in the instrumentation section and then standard electroanalytical methods: potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry, sensors and biosensors are treated starting by refreshing your memory about the fundamentals of electroanalytical methods in BGI sections you have/should have learned earlier (Background Information in English, not lectured again). Course includes laboratory exercises.
Topics covered in the instrumentation section cover e.g. short introduction to measurements in general, “electronics for chemists subsection”, including basic analog components, operational amplifiers, potentiostats, galvanostats, logic gates, ADC, DAC, TTL pulses, CMOS pulses, ECL pulses, microcontrollers, digital meters, oscilloscopes, and data acquisition with computers. Some of the modern light sources and light detectors are also covered, as well as a bit of optical instrumentation in general.The first lecture is on 28th of February, and we will check then, if we'll need to change lecture times as we had to do last year.
In the first additional examination you are allowed to take the text book with you (Skoog et al. , or equivalent), but in the later examinations you have to be able to cope on your own.