Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy

Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy

Advances and Applications: Volume 2

1st Edition - July 10, 2020

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  • Editors: V.P. Gupta, Yukihiro Ozaki
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188705
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188712

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Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy, Advances and Applications: Volume 2 gives students and researchers an up-to-date understanding of the fast-developing area of molecular and laser spectroscopy. This book covers basic principles and advances in several conventional as well as new and upcoming areas of molecular and laser spectroscopy, such as a wide range of applications in medical science, material science, standoff detection, defence and security, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and environmental science. It covers the latest advancements, both in terms of techniques and applications, and highlights future projections. Editors V.P. Gupta and Yukihiro Ozaki have brought together eminent scientists in different areas of spectroscopy to develop specialized topics in conventional molecular spectroscopy (Cavity ringdown, Matrix Isolation, Intense THz, Far- and Deep- UV, Optogalvanic ), linear and nonlinear laser spectroscopy (Rayleigh & Raman Scattering), Ultrafast Time-resolved spectroscopy, and medical applications of molecular spectroscopy. and advanced material found in research articles. This new volume expands upon the topics covered in the first volume for scientists to learn the latest techniques and put them to practical use in their work.

Key Features

  • Covers several areas of spectroscopy research and expands upon topics covered in the first volume
  • Includes exhaustive lists of research articles, reviews, and books at the end of each chapter to further learning objectives
  • Uses illustrative examples of the varied applications to provide a practical guide to those interested in using molecular and laser spectroscopy tools in their research


Researchers and agencies involved in laser and molecular spectroscopy in industry; postgraduates, graduate students, and teachers of science and engineering. Researchers and scientific personnel in material science, medical sciences, food and agriculture sciences, and chemical and pharmaceutical industries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction and overview

    2. Vibrational optical activity spectroscopy

    3. Cavity ring-down spectroscopy: recent technological advances and applications

    4. Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy: advanced techniques

    5. Spectroscopy of molecules confined in solid para-hydrogen

    6. Optogalvanic spectroscopy and its applications

    7. Far- and deep- ultraviolet spectroscopy for inorganic semiconductor materials

    8. First-order hyperpolarizability of organic Molecules: hyper-Rayleigh scattering and applications

    9. Heterodyne-detected chiral vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy of bulk and interfacial samples

    10. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and applications

    11. Shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy: a review

    12. Novel application of stimulated Raman scattering for high-resolution spectroscopic imaging utilizing its phase information

    13. Synchrotron-based ultraviolet resonance Raman scattering for material science

    14. Concept and applications of standoff Raman spectroscopy techniques

    15. The role of excited states in deciphering molecules and materials: time-resolved electronic spectroscopic studies

    16. Ultrafast time-resolved molecular spectroscopy

    17. Infrared spectroscopic imaging: a case study for digital molecular tistopathology

    18. Emerging trends in biomedical imaging and disease diagnosis using Raman spectroscopy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 704
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: July 10, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188705
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188712

About the Editors

V.P. Gupta

V.P. Gupta
Professor V.P. Gupta, born in December 30, 1942, obtained Ph.D. degree from Moscow, USSR, in 1967. He has been Professor Emeritus and also the Principal Investigator of DST Book-Writing Project under USERS (Utilization of Scientific Expertise of Retired Scientists) scheme at the University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Professor Gupta has 45 years of experience in teaching and research at several universities. He has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physics at the University of Jammu, Jammu-Tawi, India, a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the Université de Provence, Marseilles, France and Professor of Physics at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He has the distinction of being Professor Emeritus, University Grants Commission (UGC), India, and Emeritus scientist of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, India. He was a visiting scientist/fellow at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and at International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy; and a member of several national and international academic bodies. Over the past four decades, he has successfully executed several major and minor scientific research projects granted by the national funding agencies such as Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, New Delhi; UGC, New Delhi; CSIR, New Delhi; AICTE, New Delhi; and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Bangalore. His major areas of research are molecular spectroscopy and molecular structure, quantum chemistry, matrix isolation infrared studies, astrochemistry, and laser spectroscopy. He has to his credit 99 research publications and 3 books, including the book published by Elsevier Inc. (Waltham, United States - Academic Press), in October 2015.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Lucknow, India

Yukihiro Ozaki

Dr. Ozaki received his B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1973 and PhD in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry in 1978, both from Osaka University. After over two years at the National Research Council of Canada as a research associate, he joined Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo. In 1989, he became associate professor and later full professor in the Chemistry Department at Kwansei Gakuin University until March 2018. He was a Vice President of Kwansei Gakuin University from April 2013 to March 2018. Currently Professor Ozaki is a professor emeritus of Kwansei Gakuin University. Ozaki has received many awards, including the 1998 Tomas Hirschfeld Award, 2001 EAS Award for Achievements in Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 2002 Spectroscopical Society of Japan Award, 2005 Science and Technology Award of Japanese Government, 2008 Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry Award, 2014 Bomem-Michelson Award, 2017 Chemical Society of Japan Award, and the 2018 Medal with Purple Ribbon.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Hyogo, Japan

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