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Energy Storage and Redistribution in Molecules

  • Juergen Hinze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Martin R. Levy, Anita M. Renlund, Tom A. Watson, Metin S. Mangir, Hanna Reisler, Curt Wittig
    Pages 35-58
  3. H. Zacharias, K. Meier, K. H. Welge
    Pages 107-124
  4. Ronald E. Olson
    Pages 185-202
  5. Werner Kutzelnigg, Jan Wasilewski, Holger Wallmeier
    Pages 203-217
  6. Robert J. Buenker, Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký
    Pages 241-260
  7. Gregory S. Ezra
    Pages 293-314
  8. Dennis J. Diestler, John W. Allen
    Pages 397-422
  9. Sighart F. Fischer, Wolfgang Kaiser, Renate Zygan-Maus
    Pages 513-530
  10. Jens Peder Dahl
    Pages 557-571
  11. Christoph G. Schlier
    Pages 585-599
  12. S. A. Adelman
    Pages 601-610

About these proceedings

Introduction

We characterize an isolated molecule by its compos~t~on, i.e. the number and types of atoms forming the molecule, its structure, i.e. the geometrical arrangement of the composite atoms with respect to each other, and its possible, i.e. quantum mechanically allowed, stationary energy states. Conceptually we separate the latter, being aware that this is an approximation, into electronic, vibrational and rotational states, including fine and hyperfine structure splittings. To be sure, there is an intimate relation between molecular structure and molecular energy states, in fact it is this relation we use, when we obtain structural information through spectroscopy, where we determine transitions between various stationary states of the molecule. The concepts above have proven extremely useful in chemistry and spectroscopy, however, the awareness of the limitations of these concepts has grown in recent years with the increasing recognition of (i) fluctional molecules, (ii) multiphoton absorption processes and (iii) influences due to the surroundings on "isolated" molecules.

Keywords

atoms chaos dynamics energy energy conversion energy storage hyperfine laser mechanics molecule photon quantum mechanics spectroscopy symmetry wave

Editors and affiliations

  • Juergen Hinze
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BielefeldBielefeldFederal Republic of Germany

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