Description

This book originated out of a desire to combine topics on vibrational absorption, Raman scattering, vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) and Raman optical activity (VROA) into one source. The theoretical details of these processes are presented in ten different chapters. Using dispersive and Fourier transform techniques, the instrumentation involved in these spectral measurements are given in three chapters. Major emphasis is placed on the newer techniques, i.e. VCD and VROA, with the conventional vibrational absorption and vibrational Raman scattering methods incorporated as natural parts of the newer methods.

Features of this book:

• Comprehensive coverage of vibrational circular dichroism and vibrational Raman optical activity.

• Coverage of theoretical and instrumental details.

• A comprehensive survey of VCD and VROA applications is included, so that the reader can get an overview of theory, instrumentation and applications in one source.

The topics covered are of an advanced level, which makes this book invaluable for graduate students and practising scientists in vibrational spectroscopy.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Quantum Theoretical Techniques. Interaction with electric field. Time independent perturbation theory. Time dependent perturbation theory. Transition rates. Spectral intensities. Transition polarizabilities. Diatomic Molecules. Vibrational equation. Energy levels of harmonic oscillator. Energy levels of anharmonic oscillator. Energy levels of Morse oscillator. Electric dipole transition moments of harmonic oscillator. Electric dipole transition moments of anharmonic oscillator. Electric dipole transition moments of Morse oscillator. Magnetic dipole transition moments of harmonic oscillator. Magnetic dipole transition moments of anharmonic oscillator. Transition polarizabilities. Polyatomic Molecules. Energy levels of harmonic oscillators. Energy levels of anharmonic oscillators. Electric dipole transition moments of harmonic oscillators. Electric dipole transition moments of anharmonic oscillators. Magnetic dipole transition moments of harmonic oscillators. Magnetic dipole transition moments of anharmonic oscillators. Vibrational Analysis. Cartesian displacement coordinates. Internal coordinates. Energy distribution. Non-equilibrium geometries. Redundant internal coordinates. Local Modes. Hamiltonian in local coordinates. Approximations. Vibrational Frequencies and Force Constants. Molecular orbital theory. Energy derivatives. Vibrational Absorption and Circular Dichroism. Vibrational absorption spectra. Vibrational circular dichroism spectra. Vibrational Raman and Raman Optical Activity. Vibrational Raman spectra. Vibrational Raman optical activity spectra. Applications of Symmetry. Introduction. symmetry operations and point groups. Representations. Vibrational properties. Principles of Spectral Measurements. Introduction. Polarization modulation using a photoelastic modulator. Pola

Details

No. of pages:
411
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080543536
Print ISBN:
9780444895998
Print ISBN:
9780444546463

About the author

P.L. Polavarapu

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Reviews

This book originated out of a desire to combine topics on vibrational absorption, Raman scattering, vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) and Raman optical activity (VROA) into one source. The theoretical details of these processes are presented in ten different chapters. Using dispersive and Fourier transform techniques, the instrumentation involved in these spectral measurements are given in three chapters. Major emphasis is placed on the newer techniques, i.e. VCD and VROA, with the conventional vibrational absorption and vibrational Raman scattering methods incorporated as natural parts of the newer methods.

Features of this book:

• Comprehensive coverage of vibrational circular dichroism and vibrational Raman optical activity.

• Coverage of theoretical and instrumental details.

• A comprehensive survey of VCD and VROA applications is included, so that the reader can get an overview of theory, instrumentation and applications in one source.

The topics covered are of an advanced level, which makes this book invaluable for graduate students and practising scientists in vibrational spectroscopy.