Structure and Dynamics of Weakly Bound Molecular Complexes

  • Alfons Weber

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 212)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Spectroscopy, Structure, Potentials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James M. Lisy, Kirk D. Kolenbrander, Daniel W. Michael
      Pages 171-180
    3. W. H. Breckenridge, M. C. Duval, C. Jouvet, B. Soep
      Pages 213-229
    4. E. W. Schlag, H. L. Selzle, K. U. Boernsen
      Pages 251-261
    5. A T Amos, S M Cohen, J C Kettley, T F Palmer, J P Simons
      Pages 263-278
    6. Anita C. Jones, Alan G. Taylor, Elizabeth M. Gibson, David Phillips
      Pages 291-302
    7. P. Bisling, E. Rühl, B. Brutschy, H. Baumgärtel
      Pages 303-317
    8. Vincenzo Aquilanti, Fernando Pirani, Franco Vecchiocattivi
      Pages 423-439
    9. Laura Beneventi, Piergiorgio Casavecchia, Gian Gualberto Volpi
      Pages 441-454
    10. William Klemperer
      Pages 455-463
  3. Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-465
    2. U. Buck, F. Huisken, Ch. Lauenstein, T. Pertsch, R. Sroka
      Pages 477-487
    3. J. Reuss
      Pages 501-512
    4. Michael P. Casassa, John C. Stephenson, David S. King
      Pages 513-524
    5. D. Levandier, R. Pursel, G. Scoles
      Pages 525-532
    6. Joseph I. Cline, Dwight D. Evard, Brian P. Reid, N. Sivakumar, Fritz Thommen, Kenneth C. Janda
      Pages 533-551
    7. Marc Heppener, Rudolf P. H. Rettschnick
      Pages 553-562
    8. J. Alberto Beswick
      Pages 563-571
    9. G. Delgado-Barrio, P. Villarreal, A. Varadé, N. Martín, A. García
      Pages 573-582
    10. P. Villarreal, G. Delgado-Barrio, O. Roncero, E. de Pablo, S. Miret-Artés
      Pages 583-591
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 599-633

About this book


The study of weakly bound molecular complexes has in recent years brought this field of investigation to the forefront of physical and chemical research. The scope of the subject is wide and different terminology and nomenclature is current among the various subspecialties. Thus, the term "metal cluster" often connotes to the organic chemist a metal-organic compound, while the physicist will more likely think of groups of metal atoms held together by weak interatomic forces. Aggregates, clusters, complexes, van der Waals molecules, hydrogen-bonded molecules, etc. are terms currently in use, sometimes interchangeably while other times with well defined and mutually exclusive meanings. The subjects of this volume are the free, isolated vim der Waals and hydrogen-bonded molecules. Owing to the present state of experimental knowledge these are mostly dimers, i. e. , entities formed by two strongly bound molecules, an atom and a molecule, or two atoms held together by the weak hydrogen-bonding, or the still weaker van der Waals forces. Weakly bound complexes formed of more than two strongly bound sub-units, i. e. , trimers, tetramers, etc. , are now coming within reachof experimental observation and several papers in this book deal with them. The study of van der Waals and hydrogen-bonded interactions has been pursued for several decades. Most of these ,investigations have, however, dealt with systems in the condensed phase in which bulk effects are commingled with and therefore mask the weak binary interactions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alfons Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Spectroscopy DivisionNational Bureau of StandardsGaithersburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8261-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3969-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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