Electronic and photoelectron spectroscopy can provide extraordinarily detailed information on the properties of molecules and are in widespread use in the physical and chemical sciences. Applications extend beyond spectroscopy into important areas such as chemical dynamics, kinetics and atmospheric chemistry. This book aims to provide the reader with a firm grounding of the basic principles and experimental techniques employed. The extensive use of case studies effectively illustrates how spectra are assigned and how information can be extracted, communicating the matter in a compelling and instructive manner. Topics covered include laser-induced fluorescence, resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization, cavity ringdown and ZEKE spectroscopy. The volume is for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in spectroscopy and will also be useful to anyone encountering electronic and/or photoelectron spectroscopy during their research.
Andrew Ellis has taught numerous courses in physical chemistry and chemical physics. He is currently senior lecturer at the University of Leicester. Miklos Feher is Director of Computational Chemistry at Neurocrine Biosciences, San Diego, California. He has taught various invited lecture courses throughout the world and has published textbooks in the field of physical chemistry. Timothy Wright received his doctorate in photoelectron spectroscopy at the University of Southampton in 1991. He is now Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry, University of Sussex.
Preface; List of journal abbreviations; Part I. Foundations of Electronic and Photoelectron Spectroscopy: 1 Introduction; 2. Electronic structure; 3. Angular momentum in spectroscopy; 4. Classification of electronic states; 5. Molecular vibrations; 6. Molecular rotations; 7. Transition probabilities; Part II. Experimental Techniques: 8. The sample; 9. Broadening of spectroscopic lines; 10. Lasers; 11. Optical spectroscopy; 12. Photoelectron spectroscopy; Part III. Case Studies: 13. Ultraviolet photoelectron spectrum of CO; 14. Photoelectron spectra of CO2, OCS, and CS2 in a molecular beam; 15. Photoelectron spectrum of NO2 ; 16. Laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy of C3: rotational structure in the 300 nm system; 17. Photoionization spectrum of diphenylamine: an unusual illustration of the Franck-Condon principle; 18. Vibrational structure in the electronic spectrum of 1,4-benzodioxan: assignment of low frequency modes; 19. Vibrationally resolved ultraviolet spectroscopy of propynal; 20. Rotationally resolved laser excitation spectrum of propynal; 21. ZEKE spectroscopy of Al(H2O) and Al(D2O); 22. Rotationally resolved electronic spectroscopy of the NO free radical; 23. Vibrationally resolved spectroscopy of Mg+-rare gas complexes; 24. Rotationally resolved spectroscopy of Mg+-rare gas complexes; 25. Vibronic coupling in benzene; 26. REMPI spectroscopy of chlorobenzene; 27. Spectroscopy of the chlorobenzene cation; 28. Cavity ringdown spectroscopy of the a1 X3 g transition in O2; Appendices; Index.