From Molecules to Molecular Systems

  • Saburo┬áNagakura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saburo Nagakura
      Pages 3-7
  3. Theoretical Aspects of Electrons in Molecules and Molecular Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Kimihiko Hirao
      Pages 11-32
    3. Shigeki Kato
      Pages 33-47
    4. Keiichiro Nasu
      Pages 48-66
    5. Kizashi Yamaguchi
      Pages 67-91
  4. Fundamental Processes in Molecules and Molecular Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Kazuo Kitaura
      Pages 95-109
    3. Okitsugu Kajimoto
      Pages 110-126
    4. Keitaro Yoshihara
      Pages 127-141
    5. Michiya Itoh
      Pages 142-151
    6. Tadashi Sugawara
      Pages 152-172
  5. Structure and Properties of Molecules and Molecular Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Yusei Maruyama
      Pages 175-190
    3. Yoshinori Tokura, Kazuhiko Seki
      Pages 191-224
    4. Toshiaki Enoki
      Pages 225-240
  6. Environmental and External Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Tadashi Okada, Hiroshi Miyasaka
      Pages 243-261
    3. Nobuyuki Nishi
      Pages 262-283
    4. Teizo Kitagawa, Kazuhiko Seki
      Pages 284-300
    5. Yoshifumi Tanimoto
      Pages 301-318
  7. Molecular Design and Functionality of Molecular Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-336

About this book


Molecular systems are assemblies of molecules designed to possess special qualities and desired functionality. Such systems are important because they provide materials with novel properties, and they will be particularly useful for minimizing electronic devices. Molecular systems often form organized molecular crystals, polymers, or thin films that are significantly more complex than current materials. To provide a sound basis for understanding these levels of complexity, this book provides an analysis of the fundamentals of electronic structures, dynamic processes in condensed phases, and the unique properties of organic molecular solids and the environmental effects on these properties. Also covered are the latest methods in physical chemistry that are particularly useful for deriving and controlling the functionality of molecular systems. A second volume subtitled From Molecular Systems to Molecular Devices is also being published.


chemistry complexity crystal electron electrons environment environmental effects iron magnetic field molecular solid phase physical chemistry polymer structure thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Saburo┬áNagakura
    • 1
  1. 1.Kanagawa Academy of Science and TechnologyTakatsu-ku, Kawasaki 213Japan

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