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Atomic and Molecular Photoabsorption : Absolute Total Cross Sections - Joseph Berkowitz

Atomic and Molecular Photoabsorption

Absolute Total Cross Sections

Hardcover Published: 18th December 1998
ISBN: 9780120918416
Number Of Pages: 350

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Atomic and Molecular Photoabsorption, Volume 1 describes and catalogs available spectral information relevant to how common gases interact with sunlight and other sources of electromagnetic radiation such as x-rays, flames, and plasmas. Photoabsorption is light's reduction in intensity and force when it passes through a column of gas or liquid. This book also includes a large number of data tables and figures that are invaluable to researchers because they help them select exactly which wavelengths to use in their experiments. The further distinguishing aspect of this book is its synthesis across a broad spectrum of wavelengths and compilation of data for a large number of atoms and molecules.

Berkowitz provides a timely, up-to-date critical analysis and compilation of quantitative photoabsorption data for stable gases (He, Ne, Ar), selected light atomic radicals (H, Li, N, O, Na, C1), and diatomic and polyatomic molecules of broad interest. The volume will be of interest to a wide scientific audience. This monograph is very much an expanded and updated version of Chapter V of Berkowitz's well-known earlier work, Photoabsorption, Photoionization, and Photoelectron Spectroscopy (Academic Press, 1979), which helped to educate a generation or two of researchers and is still an important reference source. A work overflowing with clearly presented, useful, quantitative information from which a broad community of workers will benefit. Peter W. Langhoff, University of California, San Diego Journal of the American Chemical Society, Volume 125, number 22, 2003.

Acknowledgmentp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Reference Table: Sum Rules (Rydberg Units)p. 6
Definitionsp. 6
Conversion Factorsp. 7
Atomsp. 8
Atomic Hydrogenp. 8
Heliump. 8
Lithiump. 18
Atomic Nitrogenp. 27
Atomic Oxygenp. 35
Neonp. 43
Sodiump. 55
Atomic Chlorinep. 66
Argonp. 82
An Aside: The Quantum Yield of Ionizationp. 95
Introductionp. 95
Detailed Studies in the Domain of Competitive Processesp. 98
Involvement of Quantum Yield ([eta]i) with M[superscript 2 subscript i]p. 121
Diatomic Moleculesp. 125
Molecular Hydrogen (H[subscript 2])p. 125
Molecular Nitrogen (N[subscript 2])p. 140
Molecular Oxygen (O[subscript 2])p. 147
Carbon Monoxide (CO)p. 156
Nitric Oxide (NO)p. 166
Hydrogen Chloride (HCI)p. 175
Triatomic Moleculesp. 181
Water (H[subscript 2]O)p. 181
Carbon Dioxide (CO[subscript 2])p. 189
Nitrous Oxide (N[subscript 2]O)p. 197
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO[subscript 2])p. 206
Hydrogen Sulfide (H[subscript 2]S)p. 214
Sulfur Dioxide (SO[subscript 2])p. 221
Ozone (O[subscript 3])p. 228
Polyatomic Moleculesp. 237
Ammonia (NH[subscript 3])p. 237
Methane (CH[subscript 4])p. 246
Acetylene (C[subscript 2]H[subscript 2])p. 252
Ethylene (C[subscript 2]H[subscript 4])p. 260
Ethane (C[subscript 2]H[subscript 6])p. 267
Methanol (CH[subscript 3]OH)p. 274
Benzene (C[subscript 6]H[subscript 6])p. 281
Buckminsterfullerene (C[subscript 60])p. 287
Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF[subscript 6])p. 300
Silane (SiH[subscript 4])p. 309
Aspirations for the Futurep. 317
Referencesp. 318
Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780120918416
ISBN-10: 0120918412
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 18th December 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64