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Description - Molecular Physics by Wolfgang Demtroder

The book comprehensively explains important principles of diatomic and polyatomic molecules and their spectra in two separate, distinct parts. The first part concentrates on the theoretical aspects of molecular physics, such as the vibration, rotation, electronic states, potential curves, and spectra of molecules. The different methods of approximation for the calculation of electronic wave functions and their energy is also covered. The introduction of basics terms used in group theory and their meaning in molecular physics enables the elegant description of polyatomic molecules and their symmetries. Molecular spectra and the dynamic processes involved in their excited states is given its own chapter. The theoretical part is then brought to an end with a discussion of the field of Van der Waals molecules and clusters, a field, which has gained considerable attention in the last couple of years. The second part of the book covers experimental techniques, i.e. laser, Fourier, NMR, and ESR spectroscopies, used in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and material science. Time-resolved measurements and the influence of chemical reactions by coherent controls is also treated. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in physics and chemistry with a knowledge of atomic physics and familiar with the basics of quantum mechanics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783527405664
ISBN-10: 3527405666
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 171mm x 25mm)
Pages: 484
Imprint: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wolfgang Demtroder

Professor Wolfgang Demtroder studied physics and mathematics, and received his PhD degree in 1961 from the University of Bonn. After working as an assistant professor and researcher at the University of Freiburg until 1967, he went as a visiting fellow to JILA in Boulder, Colorado. In 1970 he accepted a post as full professor at the newly founded University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he still works. Professor Demtroder was awarded the Max-Born-Award of the English and German Physical Society in 1995. He is the author of about 150 scientific papers and several books.