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Microwave Spectroscopyby C. H. Townes
Synopses & Reviews
Two Nobel Laureates present a systematic, comprehensive account of the theory, techniques, experimental data, and interpretation involved in the study of microwave spectroscopy — a subject relevant to nuclear physics, molecular structure, chemical kinetics, quantum electrodynamics, and astronomy.
The material in this volume is discussed critically, systematically, and in the simplest form. The simplicity of the wording and mathematics makes most of the contents accessible to those with a very elementary knowledge of quantum mechanics and atomic physics. Although the treatment is continuously developed, each of the 18 chapters is self-contained. Nearly 200 tables and figures augment the text. Appendixes supply most of the background for research and interpretation of microwave spectra; they also contain extensive data on nuclear and molecular constants, including essentially all those determined by microwave techniques. "Equally suitable for use as a fundamental reference or advanced textbook." — U.S. Quarterly Book Review.
Nobel Prize winner Townes and noted scientist Schawlow give systematic, comprehensive account. Fundamental work, reference book. 190 tables and figures.
Two Nobel Laureates present a systematic, comprehensive account of the theory, techniques, experimental data, and interpretation involved in the study of microwave spectroscopy. Ideal as reference or text. 1955 edition.
Two Nobel Laureates present a systematic, comprehensive account of the theory, techniques, experimental data, and interpretation involved in the study of microwave spectroscopy. Eighteen self-contained chapters on key topics may be read individually or serially, making this volume ideal as a reference as well as a textbook. 190 tables and figures. 1955 edition.
From two distinguished scientists: a systematic, comprehensive account of the theory, techniques, experimental data, and interpretation involved in the study of microwave spectroscopy. The book is divided into 18 chapters on key topics that may be read individually or serially as a continuous work, making it an ideal reference as well as a textbook. With 190 tables and figures.
About the Author
Charles Hard Townes has taught at Columbia University, MIT, and the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to his 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in quantum electronics, he has been awarded the Templeton Prize and 27 honorary degrees.
Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921-1999) is best remembered for his work with lasers. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the development of laser spectroscopy.
Table of Contents
List of Symbols
1. Rotational Spectra of Diatomic Molecules
2. Linear Polyatomic Molecules
3. Symmetric-top Molecules
4. Asymmetric-top Molecules
5. Atomic Spectra
6. Quadrupole Hyperfine Structure in Molecules
7. Molecules with Electronic Angular Momentum
8. Magnetic Hyperfine Structure in Molecular Spectra
9. Interpretation of Hyperfine Coupling Constants in Terms of Molecular Structure and Nuclear Moments
10. Stark Effects in Molecular Spectra
11. Zeeman Effects in Molecular Spectra
12. The Ammonia Spectrum and Hindered Motions
13. Shapes and Widths of Spectral Lines
14. Microwave Circuit Elements and Techniques
15. Microwave Spectrographs
16. Millimeter Waves
17. Frequency Measurement and Control
18. The Use of Microwave Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis
Appendix I. Intensities of Hyperfine Structure Components and Energies Due to Nuclear Quadrupole Interactions
Appendix II. Second-order Energies Due to Nuclear Quadrupole Interactions in Linear Molecules and Symmetric Tops
Appendix III. Coefficients for Energy Levels of a Slightly Asymmetric Top
Appendix IV. Energy Levels of a Right Rotor
Appendix V. Transition Strengths for Rotational Transitions
Appendix VI. Molecular Constants Involved in Microwave Spectra
Appendix VII. Properties of the Stable Nuclei (Abundance, Mass, and Moments)
Fundamental Constants and Conversion Factors
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