Advanced Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Event time: 
April 11, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Event description: 
Please join Yale Chemistry for a seminar with Sergey Shilov, Ph.D., North America Product Manager, Science Business Unit at Bruker Optics.
Abstract: Infrared (IR) spectroscopy is highly specific for identifying chemical composition because each compound has a characteristic IR spectrum that serves as a “fingerprint” to uniquely recognize the compound. This makes IR spectroscopy the most widely used technique for characterizing surface chemistry and monitoring chemical changes during reactions. Recent advances in the instrumentation and applications of IR spectroscopy for chemical analysis will be reviewed in this presentation with a thorough discussion of the following topics.
  • Optimization of an experimental setup for surface studies
  • Characterization of thin films and molecular monolayers deposited onto metallic, semiconductor, and dielectric substrates
  • Spectroelectrochemistry for battery research
  • C and O quantification in silicon
  • Life science applications
Examples of applications will include layer thickness studies, electro-oxidation of metal-organic complexes, and secondary structure analysis of proteins in solutions.
Bio: Sergey V. Shilov, Ph.D., is a Product Manager for North America at Bruker Optics ( Sergey joined Bruker in 2001. He is responsible for the support and development of new applications for the Bruker research FTIR systems. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Polymer Physics and his M.S. from St. Petersburg State University (Russia) in Physics in 1986. Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) awarded him a research fellowship in 1996. Sergey has published 37 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy, surface science, polymer, and life-science applications.
Hosted by Rohit Bhide, postdoc from the Mayer Lab.
This seminar can be viewed online at Panopto.