Applied Spectroscopy

1st Edition

A Compact Reference for Practitioners

Print ISBN: 9780123908001
eBook ISBN: 9780080527499
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th May 1998
Page Count: 539
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This book delineates practical, tested, general methods for ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectrometry in clear language for novice users, and serves as a reference resource for advanced spectroscopists. Applied Spectroscopy includes important information and equations which will be referred to regularly. The book emphasizes reflectance and color measurements due to their common usage in todays spectroscopic laboratories, and contains methods for selectinga measurement technique as well as solar and color measurements. Written by experts in the field, this text covers spectrometry of new materials, ceramics, and textiles, and provides an appendix of practical reference data for spectrometry.

Key Features

Book topics include:

. Practical aspects of spectrometers and spectrometry

. Sample preparation

. Chemometrics and calibration practices

. Reflectance measurements

. Standard materials measurements.

An emphasis is placed on reflectance and color measurements due to their common usage in today's spectroscopic laboratories. Methods for selecting a measurement technique are included as well as solar measurements and reference information on sources, detectors, optical fiber and window materials. Additionally, spectrometry of new materials, ceramics, and textiles are covered by respective experts in their fields. An appendix of practical reference data for spectrometry and an extensive index are also included. Practitioners, researchers, and students will find this book useful in their daily working activity, in teaching, and in studies.


Students and researchers in applied chemistry, chemical spectroscopy, materials characterization (testing and evaluation), and analytical chemistry.

Table of Contents

The Practical Basics of Spectrometry: J. Workman, Optical Spectrometers. J. Workman, UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometry. J. Coates, IR Spectrometry: Sample Preparation and Spectrum Acquisition. J. Duckworth,Spectroscopic Quantitative Analysis. J. Duckworth, Spectroscopic Qualitative Analysis. Reflectance Measurements of Solids: A. Springsteen, Reflectance Spectroscopy: An Overview of Classification and Techniques. J. Workman, Spectroscopy of Solids. A. Springsteen, Standards for Reflectance Measurements. K.A. Snail and L.M. Hanssen, Accurate Measurements of Spectral Reflectance: Directional Hemispherical and Hemispherical Directional Reflectance Measurements Using Conic Mirror Reflectometers. S. McCall, The Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function. Practical Application of Spectroscopic Measurement: E.W. Ciurczak, Selecting a Spectroscopic Method by Industrial Application. J. Murray Stewart,Color and Solar Transmittance Measurements. S. White, Optical Spectroscopy of New Materials. J.F. Cordaro, Spectroscopy of Ceramics. E. Ciurczak, Spectroscopy Using Flowing Systems for Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biomedical Applications. S. Ghosh, Textile Application of Molecular Spectroscopy. J.M. Stewart, Solar Measurements. Glossary. Appendix.


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@qu:"...There is a lot of valuable information in this book, which will serve practitioners of UV-visible and near IR reflectance spectrometry well as a reference text, and researchers and students as a primer in these subjects." @source:--Chemistry in Britain published by the Royal Society of Chemistry - Feb. 1999, p. 47.