Principles of Optical Spectroscopy

  • Engelbert Buxbaum


Many analytical techniques involve the interaction of a sample with light (IR, visible and UV). While microwave radiation excites rotation of a molecule (ΔE ≈ 4kJ∕mol) and IR-light oscillatory movement of atoms around their position in a molecule (vibration, ΔE ≈ 40kJ∕mol), visible and UV light move electrons to higher energy levels (ΔE ≈ 400kJ∕mol). X-rays excite nucleons (ΔE ≈ 4000kJ∕mol).


Excited State Triplet State Prussian Blue Evanescent Wave Internal Conversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BiochemistryRoss University School of MedicineRoseauDominica

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