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Molecular Spectroscopy—Experiment and Theory

From Molecules to Functional Materials

  • Andrzej Koleżyński
  • Magdalena Król


  • Presents modern spectroscopic techniques applied to materials engineering from an interdisciplinary perspective

  • Offers practical guidance for scientists interested in the application of various spectroscopic methods in their work

  • Addresses both theoretical and practical aspects of spectroscopic measurement techniques


Part of the Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics book series (COCH, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrzej Koleżyński
    Pages 1-48
  3. Olga Bąk, Piotr Borowski
    Pages 49-95
  4. Animesh K. Ojha, H. Michael Heise
    Pages 123-137
  5. Rodolphe Antoine
    Pages 139-160
  6. Krzysztof Czamara, Ewelina Szafraniec, Ewelina Wiercigroch, Szymon Tott, Grzegorz Zając, Ewa Machalska et al.
    Pages 161-198
  7. Marcin Kozanecki, Marcin Pastorczak, Krzysztof Halagan
    Pages 223-271
  8. Paweł Stoch, Agata Stoch
    Pages 273-300
  9. Magdalena Król, Andrzej Koleżyński, Andrzej Mikuła, Włodzimierz Mozgawa
    Pages 301-332
  10. Przemysław Jodłowski, Joanna Łojewska
    Pages 333-359
  11. Jacek Zmojda, Marcin Kochanowicz, Piotr Miluski, Dominik Dorosz
    Pages 427-456
  12. Włodzimierz Mozgawa, Maciej Sitarz, Magdalena Król
    Pages 457-481
  13. Tomasz Łojewski, Barbara Łydżba-Kopczyńska
    Pages 483-517
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 519-524

About this book


This book reviews various aspects of molecular spectroscopy and its application in materials science, chemistry, physics, medicine, the arts and the earth sciences. Written by an international group of recognized experts, it examines how complementary applications of diverse spectroscopic methods can be used to study the structure and properties of different materials. The chapters cover the whole spectrum of topics related to theoretical and computational methods, as well as the practical application of spectroscopic techniques to study the structure and dynamics of molecular systems, solid-state crystalline and amorphous materials, surfaces and interfaces, and biological systems. As such, the book offers an invaluable resource for all researchers and postgraduate students interested in the latest developments in the theory, experimentation, measurement and application of various advanced spectroscopic methods for the study of materials.


vibrational spectroscopy resonance spectroscopy functional materials spectroscopy spectroscopic characterization spectroscopic methods biological systems spectroscopy luminescence materials spectroscopy inorganic materials spectroscopy surfaces and interfaces materials characterization theoretical modeling spectroscopy photophysical properties applications of spectroscopy spectroscopy of materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Koleżyński
    • 1
  • Magdalena Król
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Materials Science and CeramicsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Materials Science and CeramicsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

About the editors

Andrzej Kolezynski is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland and has also a PhD in philosophy. In his research, he applies methods of computational chemistry and physics to the periodic and non-periodic solids in order to analyse electronic structure, transport properties and electron density topological properties in relation to structure, chemical bonding and other physical and chemical properties of the compounds of interest. In addition to his research activities, he was a guest editor of several special issues in the Journal of Molecular Structure (2013, 2017), Spectrochimica Acta A (2017) and Vibrational Spectroscopy (2017), a chairman of the organising committees of two international conferences on molecular spectroscopy and served as a member and chair of the expert panels assessing grant applications for two main Polish funding agencies, the National Science Centre and National Centre for Research and Development. Dr. Kolezynski has published more than 40 research papers in international refereed journals and authored a monograph and two book chapters.

Magdalena Król is an Assistant Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology. She received her master's degree in Chemical Technology and PhD in Chemistry from the same university. In her research, she applies various spectroscopic methods to study the structure and properties of aluminosilicate materials, with particular emphasis on materials from the zeolites group. In addition to her research activities, she was a guest editor of the special issue in Vibrational Spectroscopy (2017). Dr. Król is a co-author of over 50 articles (including over 30 papers in international refereed journals) and 5 book chapters.

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