Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry

1st Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: John Lindon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122266805
eBook ISBN: 9780080917771
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st January 2000
Page Count: 2581


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The Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the whole topic of spectroscopy, from theory to applications. Short articles, each covering one aspect of spectroscopy, provide the professional spectroscopist working in academia or industry with the essential facts and background on areas of spectroscopy peripheral to their own. A list of further reading at the end of each article directs the reader to the level of detail required for professional purposes. Articles are arranged alphabetically, each having been named to facilitate logical access by the reader. Each article is flagged as to which area of spectroscopy it covers ("Mass Spectroscopy," "Magnetic Resonance," etc.) and whether it covers theory, methods and instrumentation, or applications. Users can refer to an alphabetical article listing, or to a listing arranged according to subject area to locate articles. Further reading lists at the end of each article allow easy access to the primary literature. Extensive cross-referencing, a complete subject index, numerous figures, and color plates are included in each volume.
Initial access to the online version offering extensive hypertext linking and advanced search tools is available to buyers of the print edition. Ongoing access is maintained for a minimum annual fee.

Key Features

  • Contains nearly 300 articles covering the whole area of spectroscopy and related areas
  • Provides the essential facts and background for each topic
  • Includes reading lists in each article to help the reader access more detailed information
  • Allows easy access to required information through alphabetical listings, extensive cross-referencing to related articles, and a detailed subject index in each volume
  • Includes numerous figures and tables that illustrate the text
  • Contains color plate sections in each volume
  • Includes initial access to the online version with extensive hypertext linking and advanced search tools Ongoing access is maintained for a minimum annual fee


Professional spectroscopists working in academia or industry (e.g., in pharmaceutical, chemical, and engineering industries), relevant libraries and individual research groups. CD-ROM version especially should be useful to teachers/undergraduates as a source of course material and to postgraduates for practical tips and ideas for new ways of tackling problems

Table of Contents

Atmospheric Pressure Ionisation in Mass Spectrometry. Atomic Absorption, Methods & Instrumentation. Atomic Absorption, Theory. Atomic Emission and Fluorescence, Theory. Atomic Emission, Methods & Instrumentation. Atomic Fluorescence, Methods & Instrumentation. Atomic Spectroscopy, Historical Perspective. ATR and Reflectance IR Spectroscopy, Applications. Biochemical Applications of Fluorescence Spectroscopy. Biochemical Applications of Mass Spectrometry. Biochemical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy. Biofluids Studied by NMR. Biological Applications of EPR. Biological Applications of IR Spectroscopy. Biomacromolecular Applications of Circular Dichroism and ORD. Biomacromolecular Applications of UV-visible Absorption Spectroscopy. Biomedical Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy. C13 NMR in Solution, Applications. C13 NMR Methods. C13 NMR Parameter Survey. Calibration and Reference Systems (Regulatory Authorities). Carbohydrates Studied by NMR. Cells Studied by NMR. Chemical Applications of EPR. Chemical Exchange Effects in NMR. Chemical Ionisation in Mass Spectrometry. Chemical Reactions Studied by Electronic Spectroscopy. Chemical Shift and Relaxation Reagents in NMR. Chemical Structure Information from Mass Spectrometry. Chemical Studies Using IR. Chemicals and Solvents, Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy. Chiroptical Spectroscopy, Orientated Molecules and Anisotropic Systems. Chiroptical Spectroscopy, Emission Theory. Chiroptical Spectroscopy, General Theory. Chromatography-IR Methods & Instrumentation. Chromatography-MS Methods. Chromatography-NMR Applications. Chromatography-IR Applications. CIDNP Applications. Circular Dichroism Spectrometers. Circularly Polarised Luminescence and Fluorescence Detected Circular Dichroism. Cluster Ions Measured Using Mass Spectrometry. Colorimeters. Colorimetry, Applications. Colorimetry, Theory. Computational Methods of Analysis and Chemometrics in Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Contrast Mechanisms in MRI. Cosmochemical Applicat


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About the Editor-in-Chief

John Lindon

John Lindon is a Professor and Senior Research Investigator in the Division of Computational and Systems Medicine, part of the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK. He is also a founder Director of, and a Consultant to, Metabometrix Ltd, a company spun out of Imperial College to exploit the commercial possibilities of metabolic phenotyping. He obtained his B.Sc (1966), Ph.D. (1969) and D.Sc (1993) degrees from Birmingham University UK. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, New York, USA (1969-1970), and then joined the Chemistry Department of Southampton University UK, to use NMR methods to research the properties of liquid crystals and later as a faculty member. From 1976 to 1995 he was at the Wellcome Research Laboratories (a pharmaceutical company) in the UK, occupying several senior scientific and managerial roles related to the use of physical chemical methods in drug design and discovery, latterly as Head of Spectroscopy, until they were taken over by Glaxo, now part of GlaxoSmithKline in 1995. He then joined Birkbeck College, University of London and moved to Imperial College London as part of the transfer of the Jeremy Nicholson team in 1998. He has co-authored a book on NMR of oriented molecules, another on metabonomics in toxicology, one on metabonomics in general, one on NMR in pharmaceutical &D and one on metabolic phenotyping in personalised medicine and population screening. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry with a third edition in preparation, is on the editorial board of a number of journals and has authored many review articles and chapters, plus more than 450 research papers. He has given many key-note, plenary and invited lectures around the world. His major research interest is the use of NMR and other analytical methods coupled with multivariate statistics to study biofluids and tissues, a field now termed metabolic phenotyping, leading to new approache

Affiliations and Expertise

Imperial College London, UK


"...The entries give short descriptions, references to classics in the field, and cross-references to other related techniques...There are many professionals trained at an earlier time or learning new fields who would profit from this set in their libraries." --CHOICE

"...There are many professionals...who would profit from this set in their libraries." --CHOICE

"In evaluating a work of this kind I find the means provided to locate information an important consideration...I would rate this effort as outstanding...I found the entries authoritative, with many written by the best-known workers in the field, and a good balance or both breadth and depth of coverage." --APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY