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.