Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy: Basic Concepts and Applications
Molecular spectroscopy relates to the interactions that occur between molecules and electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation is a form of radiation in which the electric and magnetic fields simultaneously vary. One well known example of electromagnetic radiation is visible light. Electromagnetic radiation can be characterized by its energy, intensity, frequency and wavelength. The fundamental discoveries of Max Planck, who explained the emission of light by a blackbody radiator, and Albert Einstein, who explained the observations in the photoelectric effect, led to the realization that the energy of electromagnetic radiation is proportional to its frequency. Therefore the energy of electromagnetic radiation is inversely proportional to the wavelength.
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy is a wide-ranging review om modern spectroscopic techniques such as X-ray, photoelectron, optical and laser spectroscopy, and radiofrequency and microwave techniques. On the fundamental side it focuses on physical principles and the impact on spectroscopy on our understanding of the building blocks or matter, while in the area of applications particular attentionis given to those in chemical analysis, photochemistry, surface characterisation, environmental and medical diagnostics, remote sensing and astrophyscis. Important references are updated till Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Advertisement Hide.
Molecular Spectroscopy: Modern Research explores the advances in several phases of research in molecular spectroscopy. This eight-chapter book commemorates the 25th anniversary of the annual Columbus Symposium on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy, held in September, This book highlights the spectroscopic studies of molecular species in the gas phase and in matrices. Representative articles are also included that cover the applications of molecular studies in a wide variety of areas such as biophysics, astrophysical problems, and energy transfer processes. Other chapters describe the progress achieved in the technology of high resolution spectroscopy and the techniques and terminology of Lamb-dip spectroscopy. A comprehensive bibliography is included for most of the subjects discussed and this text concludes with tables of standard data listing secondary wavelength standards, fundamental constants, atomic masses, and conversion factors of interest to spectroscopists. Spectroscopists, chemists, and researchers will find this work invaluable.
The main aim of this unique book is to introduce the student to spectroscopy in a clear manner which avoids, as far as possible, the mathematical aspects of the subject. It is thus intended for first or second year undergraduates, particularly those with minimal mathematics qualifications. After explaining the theory behind spectroscopy, the book then goes on to look at the different techniques, such as rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. It encompasses both high resolution structural and low resolution analytical spectroscopy, demonstrating their close interrelationship. The many worked problems make this book particularly appealing for independent study.
The book is comprised of five chapters that provide an introduction to molecular spectroscopy through programs written in BASIC. The coverage of the text includes rotational spectra, vibrational spectra, and Raman and electronic spectra. The book will be of great use to students who are currently taking a course in molecular spectroscopy. We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier. We would like to ask you for a moment of your time to fill in a short questionnaire, at the end of your visit. If you decide to participate, a new browser tab will open so you can complete the survey after you have completed your visit to this website.