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The latest edition of this highly acclaimed title introduces the reader to 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 lasers and laser spectroscopy.
Now in its Fourth Edition, this benchmark text has been updated to include the latest developments in the field. New material includes laser detection and ranging (LIDAR), cavity ring-down spectroscopy, femtosecond lasers, femtosecond spectroscopy and very high resolution fluorescence of large molecules.
Preface to First Edition.
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to Third Edition.
Preface to Fourth Edition.
Units, Dimensions and Conventions.
Useful Conversion Factors.
1. Some Important Results in Quantum Mechanics.
2. Electromagnetic Radiation and Its Interaction with Atoms and Molecules.
3. General Features of Experimental Methods.
4. Molecular Symmetry.
5. Rotational Spectroscopy.
6. Vibrational Spectroscopy.
7. Electronic Spectroscopy.
8. Photoelectron and Related Spectroscopies.
9. Lasers and Laser Spectroscopy.
Appendix A: Character Tables.
Appendix B: Symmetry Species of Vibrations.
Index of Atoms and Molecules.
Dr. J. Michael Hollas is a retired University lecturer with many yearsa teaching and research experience. He has written over 100 research papers. Prior to Modern Spectroscopy he published 3 books, Symmetry in Molecules (Chapman and Hall, 1972), High Resolution Spectroscopy 2.ed. (Wiley, 1998) and Basic Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002).
"Two valuable features for both students and instructors are a strong final chapter on Lasers and Laser Spectroscopy, and a set of 17 worked examples [...]"
- Journal of Chemical Education, January 2005
"[...] a good reference for those interested in basic theories behind general spectroscopic techniques. I welcome its presence in my professional library."
- Clinical Chemistry, December 2004
"[...] this text is well written and the descriptions relating theory to phenomena are clear and well constructed. The book achieves its goal as a well-rounded textbook."
- Applied Spectroscopy, August 2004