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.
Keywords: Condensed-Phase Molecular Spectroscopy and Photophysics, Anne Meyers Kelley, metallic and semiconductor nanostructures, spectroscopy and photophysics of molecular aggregates, molecular solids, nanoscale size regimes, Materials Characterization, Condensed Matter, Materials Characterization, Condensed Matter