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Spectroscopy of Molecular Rotation in Gases and Liquids


  • Date Published: July 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521675581

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  • Spectroscopic studies can reveal a wealth of information about the rotational and vibrational behaviour of the constituent molecules of gases and liquids. This 1994 book reviews the fundamental concepts and important models which underpin such studies, dealing in particular with the phenomenon of spectral collapse, which accompanies the transition from rare gas to dense liquid. Throughout, discussion of the various quantum mechanical and semiclassical theories is interwoven with analysis of experimental results. These include data from optical, NMR, ESR and acoustic investigations. The book concludes with a discussion of the latest theories describing the mechanism of rotational diffusion in liquid solutions. This comprehensive review of theoretical models and techniques will be invaluable to graduate students and researchers interested in molecular dynamics and spectroscopy.

    • Comprehensive review of theoretical techniques, combined with analysis of experimental results
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    'A very thorough and mathematically precise treatment … The experimental results are up-to-date and this aspect of the book should be applauded.' Dr. Astill, Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: July 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521675581
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 96 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Rotational relaxation
    2. Orientational relaxation in dense media
    3. Transformation of isotropic scattering spectra
    4. Quantum theory of spectral collapse
    5. Rotational relaxation. Kinetic and spectral manifestations
    6. Impact theory of orientational relaxation
    7. Rotation and libration in a fluctuating cell

  • Authors

    A. I. Burshtein, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    S. I. Temkin, Pennsylvania State University

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