Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy

Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy

Advances and Applications: Volume 3

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editor: V.P. Gupta
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323912495

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Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy, Advances and Applications: Volume 3 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. This third volume is an extension of the two previous volumes of the same title and includes all-new topics. Each chapter is devoted to a particular fast-growing area of research and fills the gap between elementary texts and advanced material found in research articles. Some of the topics covered include: terahertz spectroscopy and its applications in health care· linear and non-linear vibrational optical activity spectroscopy; cascade laser IR-spectroscopy and frequency comb techniques; step-scan infrared spectroscopy (absorption and emission) for detecting reaction intermediates· surface-enhanced (SERS) and tip-enhanced (TERS) Raman scattering; infrared and Raman micro-spectroscopy; time-resolved linear and non-linear infrared spectroscopy using pico-second and femtosecond lasers. The spectroscopic techniques have been applied to medical sciences, forensics, security, material science, agriculture, food, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries and used to study molecular vibrational dynamics, and hydrogen bonding in ground and excited states. This book serves as a valuable resource for students, teachers, and beginning researchers engaged in the area of molecular and laser spectroscopy. On account of the wide range of applications, researchers and scientific personnel in many industries will find this book useful for learning about the latest techniques and putting them to practical use.

Key Features

  • Written by eminent research scientists having an intricate knowledge of the latest activities in the field
  • Includes exhaustive lists of research articles, reviews, and books at the end of each chapter to aid in further pursuit of research activity
  • 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
  • Each chapter is written in simple, clear language and develops its topic systematically, from basics to the latest developments and future projections


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

  • Molecular Spectroscopy - Linear and Non-Linear
    1. Introduction and overview
    2. Advanced Spectral Analysis of Complex Molecular System
    3. Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for optical nano-imaging
    4. Chiroptical spectroscopy techniques for asymmetric reactions
    5. Miniaturized Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Natural Product Analysis. Current and future directions.
    6. Near-infrared spectroscopy for medical, food and forage applications
    7. Thin Layer Chromatography-Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (TLC-SERS)

    Advanced Instrumentation and Applications
    8. Raman Integrated Optical Photothermal Infrared Microscopy
    9. Fourier transform infrared, optical photothermal infrared and Raman spectroscopy for detection of microplastic particles
    10. Plasmonic nano-sensors and their spectroscopic applications - Current trends and future perspectives

    Biochemical and Medical Applications
    11. Applications of SERS in biochemical and medical analysis
    12. IR spectroscopy and imaging using polarized light with QCLs
    13. Terahertz spectroscopy of biological molecules in solid, liquid, and gaseous states.

    Time-resolved and Ultrafast Spectroscopy
    14. Step-scan FTIR Spectroscopy (absorption and emission) for detecting Reaction Intermediates
    15. Spectral and kinetic investigations of gaseous transient species with quantum-cascade laser
    16. Ultrafast spectroscopy of the transition state: Real-time tracking of the molecular structural dynamics of photochemical pathways using vibrational spectroscopy techniques
    17. Ultrafast Infrared Probes of Electronic Processes in Materials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 641
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323912495

About the Editor

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

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