Photoacoustic, Photothermal and Photochemical Processes in Gases

  • Peter Hess

Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. R. T. Bailey, F. R. Cruickshank
    Pages 37-60
  3. J. B. Mehl, M. R. Moldover
    Pages 61-83
  4. M. W. Sigrist, S. Bernegger, P. L. Meyer
    Pages 173-211
  5. D. Bicanic, F. Harren, J. Reuss, E. Woltering, J. Snel, L. A. C. J. Voesenek et al.
    Pages 213-245
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-252

About this book


Gas-phase photoacoustics are treated comprehensively for the first time in this book. Review articles by leading scientists in the respective research areas introduce their fields, review present knowledge and conclude with the latest developments and future prospects. Topics covered include the theory of photoacoustics in the frequency and time domains, acoustic resonator models, a great variety of experimental setups and techniques, studies of spectrocopy and fundamental kinetic processes such as energy transfer and chemical reactions, and applications such as air and exhaust monitoring and trace gas detection in biology and agriculture. The book will interest newcomers to photoacoustics, since it gives an overview of the important directions of current research and detailed descriptions of experimental methods. It will also be a valuable source of information for those already involved in photoacoustic research due to its clear presentation of theory and experimental results. All relevant literature references in this rapidly expanding field of laser applications are included.


Sorption acoustic resonators adsorption chemical reaction combustion fluorescence kinetics photoacoustic photoacoustics photochemistry plants spectroscopy temperature thermal lensing trace analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Hess
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Chemisches InstitutUniversitätHeidelbergFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83853-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83851-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-6793
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