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Electronic and Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Fundamentals and Case Studies


  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521520638

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  • Electronic and photoelectron spectroscopy can provide extraordinarily detailed information on the properties of molecules and are in widespread use in the physical and chemical sciences. Applications extend beyond spectroscopy into important areas such as chemical dynamics, kinetics and atmospheric chemistry. This book aims to provide the reader with a firm grounding of the basic principles and experimental techniques employed. The extensive use of case studies effectively illustrates how spectra are assigned and how information can be extracted, communicating the matter in a compelling and instructive manner. Topics covered include laser-induced fluorescence, resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization, cavity ringdown and ZEKE spectroscopy. The volume is for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in spectroscopy and will also be useful to anyone encountering electronic and/or photoelectron spectroscopy during their research.

    • Describes the theory and experimental techniques behind electronic and photoelectron spectroscopy
    • Extensive use of case studies allows the reader to follow the reasoning employed in the assignment of molecular spectra and how the information is extracted from the spectrum
    • Describes spectroscopic techniques
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    Review of the hardback: '… this book is a light, readable and valuable introduction to the detailed and exciting world of electronic and photoelectron spectroscopy.' Chemistry World

    Review of the hardback: 'This book is not only a useful book for a reasonable price, it is a very good book for graduate students in physical chemistry and all those who want to be introduced in modern spectroscopic techniques, and the results which may be obtained by these techniques. This book is a very helpful introduction into modern spectroscopy which guides the reader properly from the basic concepts to advanced principles. The book can be recommended not only for graduate students but also for all those who are engaging in teaching spectroscopy.' Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521520638
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of journal abbreviations
    Part I. Foundations of Electronic and Photoelectron Spectroscopy:
    1 Introduction
    2. Electronic structure
    3. Angular momentum in spectroscopy
    4. Classification of electronic states
    5. Molecular vibrations
    6. Molecular rotations
    7. Transition probabilities
    Part II. Experimental Techniques:
    8. The sample
    9. Broadening of spectroscopic lines
    10. Lasers
    11. Optical spectroscopy
    12. Photoelectron spectroscopy
    Part III. Case Studies:
    13. Ultraviolet photoelectron spectrum of CO
    14. Photoelectron spectra of CO2, OCS, and CS2 in a molecular beam
    15. Photoelectron spectrum of NO2−
    16. Laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy of C3: rotational structure in the 300 nm system
    17. Photoionization spectrum of diphenylamine: an unusual illustration of the Franck–Condon principle
    18. Vibrational structure in the electronic spectrum of 1,4-benzodioxan: assignment of low frequency modes
    19. Vibrationally resolved ultraviolet spectroscopy of propynal
    20. Rotationally resolved laser excitation spectrum of propynal
    21. ZEKE spectroscopy of Al(H2O) and Al(D2O)
    22. Rotationally resolved electronic spectroscopy of the NO free radical
    23. Vibrationally resolved spectroscopy of Mg+–rare gas complexes
    24. Rotationally resolved spectroscopy of Mg+–rare gas complexes
    25. Vibronic coupling in benzene
    26. REMPI spectroscopy of chlorobenzene
    27. Spectroscopy of the chlorobenzene cation
    28. Cavity ringdown spectroscopy of the a1∆←X3∑g− transition in O2

  • Authors

    Andrew M. Ellis, University of Leicester

    Miklos Feher, Neurocrine Biosciences, San Diego

    Timothy G. Wright, University of Nottingham

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