© 1983

Energy Storage and Redistribution in Molecules

  • Juergen Hinze
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Martin R. Levy, Anita M. Renlund, Tom A. Watson, Metin S. Mangir, Hanna Reisler, Curt Wittig
    Pages 35-58
  3. H. Zacharias, K. Meier, K. H. Welge
    Pages 107-124
  4. Ronald E. Olson
    Pages 185-202
  5. Werner Kutzelnigg, Jan Wasilewski, Holger Wallmeier
    Pages 203-217
  6. Robert J. Buenker, Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký
    Pages 241-260
  7. Gregory S. Ezra
    Pages 293-314

About these proceedings


We characterize an isolated molecule by its compos~t~on, i.e. the number and types of atoms forming the molecule, its structure, i.e. the geometrical arrangement of the composite atoms with respect to each other, and its possible, i.e. quantum mechanically allowed, stationary energy states. Conceptually we separate the latter, being aware that this is an approximation, into electronic, vibrational and rotational states, including fine and hyperfine structure splittings. To be sure, there is an intimate relation between molecular structure and molecular energy states, in fact it is this relation we use, when we obtain structural information through spectroscopy, where we determine transitions between various stationary states of the molecule. The concepts above have proven extremely useful in chemistry and spectroscopy, however, the awareness of the limitations of these concepts has grown in recent years with the increasing recognition of (i) fluctional molecules, (ii) multiphoton absorption processes and (iii) influences due to the surroundings on "isolated" molecules.


atoms chaos dynamics energy energy conversion energy storage hyperfine laser mechanics molecule photon quantum mechanics spectroscopy symmetry wave

Editors and affiliations

  • Juergen Hinze
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BielefeldBielefeldFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Energy Storage and Redistribution in Molecules
  • Editors Jürgen Hinze
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41272-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-3669-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-3667-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 615
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Storage
    Physics, general
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