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Molecular Photophysics and Spectroscopy

David L Andrews


This book provides a fresh, photon‐based description of modern molecular spectroscopy and photophysics, with applications drawn from chemistry, biology, physics and materials science. The concise and detailed approach includes some of the most recent developments, dispensing with old‐fashioned treatments of theory and instrumentation. Instead, the focus is on how light absorption and scattering occurs in molecules, and what happens to the energy that the molecules can acquire. The author draws upon his extensive experience of teaching these subjects at university level. Departing from the entrenched pattern of most textbooks, this book provides a modern and amenable treatment, directly meeting the needs of today's scientist. The text is fresh and lively, interspersed with vivid original figures, and there are numerous worked examples, illustrating the principles with real‐world examples.

About Editors

David L Andrews has more than 300 research papers and 10 books to his name, including the widely adopted textbook, Lasers in Chemistry; he is also on the Editorial Boards of four international journals. The current focus of his research is on novel mechanisms for optical nanomanipulation and switching, and light harvesting in nanostructured molecular systems. His group enjoys strong international links, particularly with groups in Canada, Lithuania, New Zealand and the US. Prof. Andrews was recently Chair of the SPIE Nanotechnology Technical Group and he is currently Chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy Group.

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Paperback ISBN: 9780750327664

Ebook ISBN: 9781627052894

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-627-05288-7

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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