High Resolution Spectroscopy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408106054, 9781483100906

High Resolution Spectroscopy

1st Edition

Authors: J. Michael Hollas
eBook ISBN: 9781483100906
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th March 1982
Page Count: 654
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
15% off
15% off
15% off
Price includes VAT/GST
× DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


High Resolution Spectroscopy discusses the underlying concepts in the different branches of spectroscopy, especially in high resolution spectroscopy. The coverage of the book includes basic principles such as the quantization of energy, as well as the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atoms and molecules; general experimental methods and features of instrumentation; and microwave, millimeter wave, and lamb dip spectroscopy. Also covered in the book are subjects such as the principles behind rotational spectroscopy; diatomic and polyatomic molecules in vibrational spectroscopy; and the electronic spectroscopy of atoms, as well as diatomic and polyatomic molecules. The text is recommended for engineers and physicists who would like to know more about the concepts, theories, methods, and instrumentation related to spectroscopy, particularly in the field of high resolution spectroscopy.

Table of Contents



Fundamental Constants and Useful Conversion Factors

Chapter 1 Quantization of Energy

1.1 Historical Evolution of Quantum Theory

1.2 The Schrödinger Equation

1.3 Some Important Solutions of the Schrödinger Equation

1.3.1 Types of Quantization in Atoms and Molecules

1.3.2 Solution of the Schrödinger Equation For the Hydrogen Atom

1.3.3 Quantization of Molecular Rotational, Electron Spin And Nuclear Spin Angular Momenta

1.3.4 Quantization of Vibrational Energy: The Simple Harmonic Oscillator

1.3.5 Summary of Quantized Quantities In Atoms And Molecules


Chapter 2 Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Atoms and Molecules

2.1 Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation

2.2 Absorption and Emission Processes

2.3 Line Widths of Transitions

2.3.1 Natural Line Broadening

2.3.2 Doppler Broadening

2.3.3 Pressure Broadening

2.3.4 Wall Collision Broadening

2.3.5 Power Saturation Broadening

2.3.6 Modulation Broadening

2.3.7 Summary


Chapter 3 General Experimental Methods

3.1 Regions of The Electromagnetic Spectrum

3.2 General Features of Instrumentation

3.3 Microwave and Millimetre Wave Spectroscopy

3.4 Lamb Dip Spectroscopy

3.5 Prisms, Diffraction Gratings and Interferometers As Dispersing Elements

3.5.1. Resolution and Resolving Power

3.5.2 Prisms

3.5.3 Diffraction Gratings

3.5.4 Interferometers

3.6 Far Infrared Spectroscopy

3.7 Near Infrared Spectroscopy

3.8 Visible and Near Ultraviolet Spectroscopy

3.8.1 Molecular Samples

3.8.2 Atomic Samples

3.9 Far (Vacuum) Ultraviolet Spectroscopy

3.10 Low and High Resolution Spectroscopy


Chapter 4 Rotational Spectroscopy

4.1 Classification into Linear Molecules, Symmetric Rotors, Spherical Rotors and Asymmetric Rotors

4.2 Pure Rotational Infrared, Millimetre Wave and Microwave Spectra of Diatomic and Linear Polyatomic Molecules

4.2.1 Transition Frequencies in the Rigid Rotor Approximation

4.2.2 Intensities

4.2.3 Centrifugal Distortion

4.2.4 The Stark Effect

4.2.5 Nuclear Hyperfine Splitting

4.2.6 Vibrational Satellites

4.3 Pure Rotational Infrared, Millimetre Wave and Microwave Spectra of Symmetric Rotor Molecules

4.4 Nuclear Spin Statistical Weights and Their Effects On Intensities

4.5 Pure Rotational Infrared, Millimetre Wave and Microwave Spectra of Asymmetric Rotor Molecules

4.6 Pure Rotational Infrared, Millimetre Wave and Microwave Spectra of Spherical Rotor Molecules

4.7 Interstellar Molecules Detected by Their Pure Rotation Spectra

4.8 Pure Rotational Raman Spectroscopy

4.8.1 Theory

4.8.2 Experimental Techniques

4.9 Structure Determination From Rotational Constants

4.10 Rotational Spectroscopy of Weakly Bound Complexes

4.10.1 Molecular Beam Electric Resonance Spectroscopy of Van Der Waals and Hydrogen Bonded Complexes

4.10.2 Microwave Spectroscopy of Van Der Waals and Hydrogen Bonded Complexes


Chapter 5 Vibrational Spectroscopy

5.1 Diatomic Molecules

5.1.1 Simple Harmonic Oscillator Approximation

5.1.2 Anharmonicity

5.1.3 Vibration-Rotation Spectroscopy

5.2 Polyatomic Molecules

5.2.1 Group Vibrations

5.2.2 Molecular Symmetry

5.2.3 Determination of Normal Modes of Vibration

5.2.4 Vibrational Selection Rules

5.2.5 Vibration-Rotation Spectroscopy

5.2.6 Anharmonicity

5.2.7 Vibrational Potential Functions with More Than One Minimum


Chapter 6 Electronic Spectroscopy

6.1 Electronic Spectroscopy of Atoms

6.1.1 The Periodic Table

6.1.2 Vector Representation of Momenta, and Vector Coupling Approximations

6.1.3 Spectra of the Alkali Metal Atoms

6.1.4 Spectrum of the Hydrogen Atom

6.1.5 Spectra of the Helium Atom and the Alkaline Earth Metal Atoms

6.1.6 Spectra of Other Polyelectronic Atoms

6.1.7 Symmetry Selection Rules

6.1.8 Atoms in A Magnetic Field

6.1.9 Atoms in An Electric Field

6.2 Electronic Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules

6.2.1 Electronic Structure

6.2.2 Rydberg Orbitals

6.2.3 Classification of Electronic States: Selection Rules

6.2.4 Vibrational Coarse Structure

6.2.5 Rotational Fine Structure

6.3 Electronic Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Molecules

6.3.1 Orbitals, States and Electronic Transitions

6.3.2 Intensities of Electronic Transitions

6.3.3 Chromophores

6.3.4 Vibrational Coarse Structure

6.3.5 Rotational Fine Structure


Chapter 7 Photoelectron Spectroscopy

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Experimental Methods

7.2.1 UPS Spectrometers

7.2.2 XPS Spectrometers

7.3 Ionization Processes in Photoelectron Spectra

7.4 Koopmans' Theorem

7.5 Photoelectron Spectra and Their Interpretation

7.5.1 Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS)

7.5.2 X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)


Chapter 8 Lasers and Laser Spectroscopy

8.1 Lasers and Masers

8.1.1 General Features of Lasers and Their Design

8.1.2 Properties of Laser Radiation

8.1.3 Methods of Obtaining Population Inversion

8.1.4 Laser Cavity Modes

8.1.5 Q-Switching

8.1.6. Mode Locking

8.1.7 Harmonic Generation

8.1.8 Examples of Lasers and Masers

8.2 Laser Spectroscopy

8.2.1 Resonance Raman Spectroscopy

8.2.2 Hyper Raman Spectroscopy

8.2.3 Stimulated Raman And Raman Gain Spectroscopy

8.2.4 Inverse Raman Spectroscopy

8.2.5 Coherent Anti-Stokes And Coherent Stokes Raman Scattering Spectroscopy (CARS And CSRS)

8.2.6 Laser Magnetic Resonance (Or Laser Zeeman) Spectroscopy

8.2.7 Laser Stark (Or Laser Electric Resonance) Spectroscopy

8.2.8 Saturation Spectroscopy

8.2.9 Laser Induced Fluorescence

8.2.10 Level Crossing Spectroscopy, Including the Hanle Effect

8.2.11 Level Anticrossing Spectroscopy

8.2.12 Quantum Beat Spectroscopy

8.2.13 Double Resonance Spectroscopy


Appendix: Character Tables


Index of Atoms and Molecules

Subject Index


No. of pages:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1982
eBook ISBN:

About the Author

J. Michael Hollas

Ratings and Reviews