The Spectra and Dynamics of Diatomic Molecules

Revised and Enlarged Edition


  • Helene Lefebvre-Brion, Laboratoire de Photophysique Moleculaire Universite Paris-Sud 91405 Orsay, France
  • Robert Field, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Physical chemists and chemical physicists in the area of molecular spectroscopy. Also, researchers in the applications areas of chemistry and materials science noted above.


Book information

  • Published: April 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-441455-6

Table of Contents

1. Simple Spectra and Standard Experimental Techniques.2. Basic Models.3. Terms Neglected in the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation.4. Methods of Deperturbation.5. Interpretation of the Perturbation Matrix Elements.6. Transition Intensities and Special Effects.7. Photodissociation Dynamics.8. Photoionization Dynamics.9. Dynamics.