Condensed-Phase Molecular Spectroscopy and Photophysics

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  • Published: Feb 12, 2013
  • Author: Anne Myers Kelley
  • ISBN: 978-0-470946-70-1
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Extent: 344 pages
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  • Channels: Raman / Infrared Spectroscopy / UV/Vis Spectroscopy / Atomic
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An introduction to one of the fundamental tools in chemical research—spectroscopy and photophysics in condensed-phase and extended systems

A great deal of modern research in chemistry and materials science involves the interaction of radiation with condensed-phase systems such as molecules in liquids and solids as well as molecules in more complex media, molecular aggregates, metals, semiconductors, and composites. Condensed-Phase Molecular Spectroscopy and Photophysics was developed to fill the need for a textbook that introduces the basics of traditional molecular spectroscopy with a strong emphasis on condensed-phase systems. It also examines optical processes in extended systems such as metals, semiconductors, and conducting polymers, and addresses the unique optical properties of nanoscale systems.

Condensed-Phase Molecular Spectroscopy and Photophysics begins with an introduction to quantum mechanics that sets a solid foundation for understanding the text's subsequent topics, including:

  • Electromagnetic radiation and radiation-matter interactions
  • Molecular vibrations and infrared spectroscopy
  • Electronic spectroscopy
  • Photophysical processes and light scattering
  • Nonlinear and pump-probe spectroscopies
  • Electron transfer processes

Each chapter contains problems ranging from simple to complex, enabling readers to gradually build their skills and problem-solving abilities. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in physical and materials chemistry, this text is uniquely designed to equip readers to solve a broad array of current problems and challenges in chemistry.

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