Elementary Processes in Molecular Systems
Module version of WS 2013/4
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2021||SS 2020||SS 2019||SS 2018||SS 2017||WS 2013/4|
PH2187 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Specific catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||40 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2187 in the version of WS 2013/4 was Philipp Scherer.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Fermi's Golden Rule
radiative (absorption, fluorescence)
radiationless (internal conversion, intersystem crossing)
Coherent electronic excitations
( molecular aggregates, polymers)
Incoherent energy transfer
(Marcus' Theory, charge transfer in DNA)
After the course, the participants are able to describe elementary processes in molecular systems on the basis of quantum mechanics.
They are able to describe elementary models for coherent and incoherent energy transfer, electron and proton transfer and to apply these to molecular systems.
elementary quantum mechanics
The lecture "quantum methods for molecular systems" is complementary but not a requirement
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Elementary Processes in Molecular Systems||Scherer, P.||
Thu, 12:00–14:00, PH 2271
|UE||2||Exercise to Elementary Processes in Molecular Systems||Scherer, P.||dates in groups|
Learning and Teaching Methods
lecture-style mediation of knowledge
interactive applets visualizing functional dependencies (individual online studies)
extra materials for more details (individual studies)
Blackboard and projector
Java applets and extra material online
lecture notes online
Scherer, Fischer, Theoretical molecular physics
Description of exams and course work
In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.
In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.