Low Temperature Molecular Spectroscopy

  • R.¬†Fausto

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 483)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. William O. George, D. Alun Williams
    Pages 193-204
  3. Richard L. Redington
    Pages 205-225
  4. Richard L. Redington
    Pages 227-248
  5. David W. Pratt
    Pages 351-369
  6. B. J. Van der Veken
    Pages 371-420
  7. J. Tomkinson
    Pages 421-434
  8. Bernhard Schrader
    Pages 435-475
  9. Douglas T. Durig, J. R. Durig
    Pages 477-504
  10. J. R. Durig, Douglas T. Durig
    Pages 505-527
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 595-618

About this book


Molecular spectroscopy has achieved rapid and significant progress in recent years, the low temperature techniques in particular having proved very useful for the study of reactive species, phase transitions, molecular clusters and crystals, superconductors and semiconductors, biochemical systems, astrophysical problems, etc. The widening range of applications has been accompanied by significant improvements in experimental methods, and low temperature molecular spectroscopy has been revealed as the best technique, in many cases, to establish the connection between experiment and theoretical calculations. This, in turn, has led to a rapidly increasing ability to predict molecular spectroscopic properties.
The combination of an advanced tutorial standpoint with an emphasis on recent advances and new perspectives in both experimental and theoretical molecular spectroscopy contained in this book offers the reader insight into a wide range of techniques, particular emphasis being given to supersonic jet and matrix isolation techniques, spectroscopy in cryogenic solutions (including liquid noble gases), and in both crystalline and amorphous states. Suitable quantum chemical methods are also considered, as are empirically based force field methods for calculating spectra of large molecular systems.
The wide range of topics covered includes: molecular dynamics and reactivity, time-resolved and high-resolution spectroscopy, conformational analysis, hydrogen bonding and solvent effects, structure and dynamics of weakly bound complexes, transition metal and organic photochemistry, spectroscopy of excited states, ab initio prediction of molecular spectra, and biochemical and astrophysical applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R.¬†Fausto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6611-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0281-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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