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Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules


  • 295 b/w illus. 74 tables
  • Page extent: 1046 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 2.295 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 539/.6/0287
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: QC454.M6 B76 2003
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Molecular spectroscopy

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521810098 | ISBN-10: 0521810094)

Replaced by 9780521530781


Diatomic molecules are important to the physical sciences because they are the basic building blocks of large molecules. Many of the principles which underly our understanding of chemical bonds in molecules were first developed by studying diatomic systems. Starting from fundamental principles, this book develops a theory that analyzes the energy levels of diatomic molecules and summarizes the many experimental methods used to study the spectra of these molecules in the gaseous state.


1. General introduction; 2. The separation of nuclear and electronic motion; 3. The electronic hamiltonian; 4. Interactions arising from nuclear magnetic and electric moments; 5. Angular momentum theory and spherical tensor algebra; 6. Electronic and vibrational states; 7. Derivation of the effective hamiltonian; 8. Molecular beam magnetic and electric resonance; 9. Microwave and far-infrared magnetic resonance; 10. Pure rotational spectroscopy; 11. Double resonance spectroscopy; Appendices.


"Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules is carefully written and well produced." Physics Today

"Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules is a detailed, wideranging presentation of all kinds of spectra within a given electronic-vibrational state of a diatomic molecule. All serious spectroscopists should have a copy and the book's price is reasonable. Besides, its sheer mass could be used to deter intruders." Physics Today

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