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1st Edition

High Resolution Electronic Spectroscopy of Small Molecules

ISBN 9781482245592
Published April 20, 2017 by CRC Press
320 Pages 138 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Over recent years electronic spectroscopy has developed significantly, with key applications in atmospheric chemistry, astrophysics and astrochemistry. High Resolution Electronic Spectroscopy of Small Molecules explores both theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding the electronic spectra of small molecules, and explains how this information translates to practice.

Professors Geoffrey Duxbury and Alexander Alijah present the links between spectroscopy and photochemistry, and discuss theoretical treatments of the interaction between different electronic states. They provide a thorough discussion of experimental techniques, and explore practical applications.

This book will be an indispensable reference for graduate students and researchers in physics and chemistry working on theoretical and practical aspects of electronic spectra, as well as atmospheric scientists, photochemists, kineticists and professional spectroscopists.

Table of Contents


Linear and bent molecule vibration-rotation Hamiltonians for open-shell molecules

The Renner-Teller effect

First Row dihydrides

Second Row Dihydrides

Third Row Dihydrides

Astrophysics: The electronic spectrum of H2O+ and its relationships to the observations made from Herschel, an ESA space observatory


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Geoffrey Duxbury, Alexander Alijah


"Another informative text from a world renowned spectroscopist; anyone familiar with Duxbury’s work will not be disappointed with ‘High Resolution Electronic Spectroscopy of Small Molecules’. After starting with some familiar principles, the introduction leads you gently into the more complex axioms that follow. With a concise yet in-depth walk through the Renner-Teller effect, the authors have grouped together related works and presented them in an eloquent fashion that is a pleasure to read. With this basis, the following chapters pique the readers’ interest and culminate in space borne measurements - giving readers the drive to increase their knowledge and push for further research. In short, this book would easily grace the bookshelves of anyone with an interest in spectroscopy and would be the perfect partner to Duxbury’s previous work."
Dr David Wilson, Research Scientist, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow