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Lecture Notes in Physics

Spectra and Dynamics of Small Molecules

Alexander von Humboldt Lectures

Authors: Field, Robert W.

  • A clear and concise presentation of essential topics in small-molecule spectroscopy
  • Author's long teaching experience and skilful use of analogy greatly aid understanding
  • Lectures given as part of the author's  program as visiting professor, supported by a prestigious Humboldt fellowship
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About this book

These seven lectures are intended to serve as an introduction for beginning graduate students to the spectra of small molecules. The author succeeds in illustrating the concepts by using language and metaphors that capture and elegantly convey simple insights into dynamics that lie beyond archival molecular constants. The lectures can simultaneously be viewed as a collection of interlocking special topics that have fascinated the author and his students over the years. Though neither a textbook nor a scholarly monograph, the book provides an illuminating perspective that will benefit students and researchers alike.

About the authors

Robert Field is the Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry at MIT. His research specialties include dynamics encoded in frequency domain spectra of small, gas phase molecules, at high excitation, where all standard energy level patterns are broken: spectroscopic perturbations, Rydberg states, and unimolecular isomerization. His favorite experimental techniques include Stimulated Emission Pumping and Chirped Pulse Millimeter Wave spectroscopy.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Field, Robert W.

    Pages 1-11

  • Hierarchy of Terms in the Effective Hamiltonian

    Field, Robert W.

    Pages 13-31

  • Spectroscopic Perturbations: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous

    Field, Robert W.

    Pages 33-46

  • The Effective Hamiltonian for Diatomic Molecules

    Field, Robert W.

    Pages 47-68

  • Rotation of Polyatomic Molecules

    Field, Robert W.

    Pages 69-84

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15958-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15957-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spectra and Dynamics of Small Molecules
Book Subtitle
Alexander von Humboldt Lectures
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
900
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15958-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15958-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-15957-7
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 153
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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