Spectra and Dynamics of Small Molecules

Alexander von Humboldt Lectures

These seven lectures are intended to serve as an introduction for beginning graduate students to the spectra of small molecules. The author succeeds in illustrating the concepts by using language and metaphors that capture and elegantly convey simple insights into dynamics that lie beyond archival molecular constants. The lectures can simultaneously be viewed as a collection of interlocking special topics that have fascinated the author and his students over the years. Though neither a textbook nor a scholarly monograph, the book provides an illuminating perspective that will benefit students and researchers alike.

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The Spectra and Dynamics of Diatomic Molecules

Hélène Lefebvre-Brion
Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire
Université Paris-Sud
Orsay, France

Robert W. Field
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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