Spectra and Dynamics of Small Molecules

Alexander von Humboldt Lectures

  • Robert W.¬†Field

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 900)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert W. Field
    Pages 1-11
  3. Robert W. Field
    Pages 69-84
  4. Robert W. Field
    Pages 85-111

About this book


These seven lectures are intended to serve as an introduction for beginning graduate students to the spectra of small molecules. The author succeeds in illustrating the concepts by using language and metaphors that capture and elegantly convey simple insights into dynamics that lie beyond archival molecular constants. The lectures can simultaneously be viewed as a collection of interlocking special topics that have fascinated the author and his students over the years. Though neither a textbook nor a scholarly monograph, the book provides an illuminating perspective that will benefit students and researchers alike.


Effective Hamiltonians and Perturbation Theory Frequency Domain Spectroscopy of Small Molecules Gas Phase Spectroscopy of Small Molecules Quantum Beats Spectroscopic Perturbations Unimolecular Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert W.¬†Field
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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