J. Michael Hollas
The latest edition of this highly acclaimed title introduces the reader to a wide range of spectroscopies, and includes both the background theory and applications to structure determination and chemical analysis. It covers rotational, vibrational, electronic, photoelectron and Auger spectroscopy, as well as EXAFs and the theory of lasers and laser spectroscopy. A revised and updated edition of a successful, clearly written book Includes the latest developments in modern laser techniques, such as cavity ring-down spectroscopy and femtosecond lasers Provides numerous worked examples, calculations and questions at the end of chapters
Excellent and well organized spectroscopy book
The books reviews all the fundamental concepts on molecular spectroscopy. The chapter on quantum mechanics is well organized, and introduces the reader into the tools necessary for understanding the logic behind molecular spectroscopy. Simple, clear and easy to follow. The way the book is organized is also very good, from general/simple to specific/complex, so it's suitable for undergraduate students and all type of scientists.
The Best Book of its Type
Even if beginning with only an introductory understanding of quantum mechanics, this excellent book will allow you to understand most major branches of spectroscopy. The chapters are organized to include reasonable amounts of both theory and show real spectra to help use the theory in the context of real research. One of the earlier chapters includes a review/primer on group theory and the remaining chapters can be understood with the group theory presented in that chapter. This book is therefore suitable as a text and is also very usefull as a reference.
An excellent reference for lab students
I used this book to supplement the ocean of Herzberg referenced in my lab class. It seems pretty complete and is clearly written. The examples are very helpful.
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