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Fundamentals of Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy

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  • Author: Y. R. Shen, University of California, Berkeley
  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107098848

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  • The first book on the topic, and written by the founder of the technique, this comprehensive resource provides a detailed overview of sum-frequency spectroscopy, its fundamental principles, and the wide range of applications for surfaces, interfaces, and bulk. Beginning with an overview of the historical context, and introductions to the basic theory of nonlinear optics and surface sum-frequency generation, topics covered include discussion of different experimental arrangements adopted by researchers, notes on proper data analysis, an up-to-date survey commenting on the wide range of successful applications of the tool, and a valuable insight into current unsolved problems and potential areas to be explored in the future. With the addition of chapter appendices that offer the opportunity for more in-depth theoretical discussion, this is an essential resource that integrates all aspects of the subject and is ideal for anyone using, or interested in using, sum-frequency spectroscopy.

    • The first book on sum-frequency spectroscopy, written by the founder of the technique
    • Integrates all aspects of the topic including its basic principles and practical applications
    • Discusses future development and new areas to be explored
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This work is a powerful adjunct to [Shen's] definitive The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (1984) … The writing is Spartan in its simplicity yet elegant in its clarity, and suggestive of Shen's abiding interest in teaching and research. Wisely, the author uses appendixes at the end of most chapters to isolate extended proofs and theoretical analysis. Also, there is a useful selection of frequently asked questions about SF spectroscopy. This monograph further burnishes the already outstanding reputation of the 'Molecular Science' series editors and Cambridge University Press.' L. W. Fine, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107098848
    • length: 329 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 136 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical perspective
    2. Basics of nonlinear optics
    3. Basic theory for surface sum-frequency generation
    4. Experimental considerations
    5. Characterization of bulk materials
    6. Molecular adsorbates at interfaces
    7. Structures and properties of solid surfaces
    8. Interfacial liquid structures
    9. Interfaces of polymers and organic materials
    10. Biomolecules and biological interfaces
    11. Sum-frequency chiral spectroscopy
    12. Miscellaneous topics.

  • Author

    Y. R. Shen, University of California, Berkeley
    Yeun-Ron Shen is responsible for the development of second harmonic and sum-frequency generation spectroscopy into viable tools for surface and interface studies. He has been on the faculty of the physics department of the University of California, Berkeley, since 1964 and has received many awards, including the Charles Hard Townes Award from the OSA, the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize and the Frank Isakson Prize from the APS, and the Max Planck Research Award. He is also a distinguished professor at Fudan University in Shanghai and an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Academia Sinica.

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