Chemical and Biochemical Applications of Lasers V5

Chemical and Biochemical Applications of Lasers V5

1st Edition - January 28, 1980

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  • Editor: C. Bradley Moore
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157278

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Chemical and Biological Applications of Lasers, Volume V focuses on the laser applications in photochemistry and spectroscopy. This book examines the spectroscopic detection of single atoms and explores the purification of industrial chemicals. Organized into seven chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the methods developed for laser detection of single atoms, including fluorescence, photoionization, photodeflection, and their combinations. This text then discusses the methods of high resolution spectroscopy, which provide detailed information on molecular structure and reaction kinetics studies. Other chapters review several laser photodissociation studies, which explain dissociation dynamics. This book discusses as well the possibilities for selective photochemical reactions and examines the potential of lasers for practical application in chemical processing. The final chapter considers the various metals that can undergo a photochemical change in oxidation state in ordinary solvents. This book is a valuable resource for physicists, chemists, electrochemists, photochemists, electrical engineers, and chemical engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Laser Selective Detection of Single Atoms

    I. Introduction

    II. Fluorescence Detection

    III. Photoionization Detection

    IV. Detection of Atoms by Deflection

    V. Applications


    Structural Studies of Transient Molecules by Laser Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Laser Spectroscopy

    III. Individual Molecules


    Far Infrared Laser Magnetic Resonance

    I. Basic Concepts

    II. Development and Chronology

    III. The LMR Spectrometer

    IV. Sensitivity

    V. Assigning a Simple LMR Spectrum

    VI. Theoretical Considerations, Mainly of the Zeeman Interaction

    VII. Conclusion


    Laser Kinetic Spectroscopy of Elementary Processes

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental

    III. Formation and Reactions of Photofragments

    IV. Concluding Remarks


    Infrared Laser Photochemistry in Matrices

    I. Introduction

    II. Pulsed Laser Experiments

    III. Laser Induced Diffusion

    IV. Single Photon Experiments

    V. "Matrix Splittings," Site Selectivity, and "Hole-Burning"

    VI. Activation Energy, Energy Transfer, and Relaxation Processes

    VII. Conclusions


    Laser Purification of Materials

    I. Introduction

    II. Purification Employing Infrared Excitation

    III. Impurity Removal by Ultraviolet Laser Photolysis

    IV. Conclusion

    V. Future Directions


    Photochemical Separation of Elements in Solution

    I. Introduction

    II. Photochemical Processes

    III. Separation Methods

    IV. Photochemical Sources and Spectral Considerations

    V. Survey of Experimental Results and Discussion

    VI. Summary and Future Prospects



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  • No. of pages: 294
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157278

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C. Bradley Moore

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