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Modern spectroscopy / J. Michael Hollas

Main Author Hollas, John Michael Country Reino Unido. Edition 3rd ed Publication Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, imp. 1997 Description XX, 391 p. : il. gráficos ; 25 cm ISBN 0-471-96523-5 CDU 535.33
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Licenciatura em Química Métodos Espetroscópicos 1º semestre

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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This new edition of Modern Spectroscopy is aimed at an undergraduate audience, and introduces a wide range of spectroscopies, and includes both the background theory and applications to structure determination and chemical analysis. It covers rotational, vibrational, electronic, photoelectron, and Auger spectroscopy, as well as EXAFS, and the theory of laser and laser spectroscopy. Subjects such as interferometry, supersonic jet spectroscopy, and applications of spectroscopy to astrophysics are also notable by their inclusion. New material includes a discussion of icosahedral symmetry and its relevance to the C60 molecule, the basics of charge coupled device detectors, an introduction to zero kinetic energy photoelectron spectroscopy, and simple rules for the division of the vibrations of a molecule into symmetry classes. Reformatted and designed to be user-friendly, Modern Spectroscopy provides new worked examples of calculations and other problems covering a wide variety of topics.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Partial table of contents: Some Important Rules in Quantum Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Radiation and Its Interaction with Atoms and Molecules
  • General Features of Experimental Methods
  • Molecular Symmetry
  • Rotational Spectroscopy
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Appendices
  • Electronic Spectroscopy
  • Photoelectron and Related Spectroscopies
  • Lasers and Laser Spectroscopy
  • Indexes

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Keeping its excellent introduction to the basics of spectroscopy and a survey of established methods, this new edition (3rd ed., 1996) of this undergraduate resource adds new techniques in laser spectroscopy developed in the seven years since the last revision. In addition, the figures have been improved and the bibliographies updated. Hollas (Univ. of Reading, UK) has deliberately decided to present a comprehensive picture of spectroscopy at an undergraduate level. Consequently, many subjects receive only a description of what they are and how they may be used, but the physical principles behind them are not developed. The dividing line is whether the topic can be handled at the level of an introduction to physical chemistry for majors in the discipline. Much attention is given to maintaining a consistent treatment of units, dimensions, and notational conventions. The book provides a good starting point for the serious, beginning student of spectroscopy, who may then seek a treatment in greater depth for areas of specific interest from the end-of-chapter bibliographies or the author's own graduate-level text. It may also be a handy reference for the more advanced practitioner looking for a brief description of an unfamiliar technique. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. M. D. Marshall Amherst College

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J. Michael Hollas, University of Reading

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