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Structure and Dynamics of Non-Rigid Molecular Systems

  • Yves G. Smeyers

Part of the Topics in Molecular Organization and Engineering book series (MOOE, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Some Fundamental Questions in Non-Rigid Molecular Problems

  3. Structure and Symmetry of Non-Rigid Molecular Systems

  4. Dynamics of Non-Rigid Molecular Systems

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 307-309

About this book


This volume contains a selection of scientific papers related to the structure and dynamics of non-rigid molecules. This frontline topic was born a few decades ago, when Longuet-Higgins proposed his famous theory of Molecular Symmetry Groups (Mol. Phys. 6, (1962) 457). Unfortunately, since this early paper, very few publications have been devoted to the study of non-rigid molecules. Let us mention some books which dedicate some chapters to them: Induced Representations in Crystals and Molecules, by S. L. Altmann, Academic Publishers, 1977; Molecular Symmetry and Spectroscopy, by P. R. Bunker, Academic Publishers, 1979; and finally Large Amplitude Motion in Molecules, Vols. I and II, by several authors, Springer Verlag, 1979. More recently an International Symposium on Non-Rigid Molecules was held in Paris, France, from 1-7 July 1982, the proceedings of which were published in the volume entitled Symmetries and Properties of Non-Rigid Molecules. A Comprehensive Survey, edited by J. Maruani et al., Elsevier, 1983. Finally, we should mention the very specialized work The Permutational Approach to Dynamic Stereochemistry, by J. Brocas et al., McGraw-Hill, 1983. The purpose of this book is to fill in this information on the structure and dynamics of non-rigid systems. To this aim, we have gathered a collection of recent papers written by the most qualified specialists in the world, covering a large field from van der Waals molecules to inorganic complexes and organic polyrotor molecules, as well as considering statistical and dynamic aspects.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yves G. Smeyers
    • 1
  1. 1.CSICMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Structure and Dynamics of Non-Rigid Molecular Systems
  • Editors Y.G. Smeyers
  • Series Title Topics in Molecular Organization and Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2774-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4464-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1066-2
  • Series ISSN 0927-0817
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 309
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
    Physical Chemistry
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