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Vibronic Interactions in Molecules and Crystals

  • Isaac B. Bersuker
  • Victor Z. Polinger

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Isaac B. Bersuker, Victor Z. Polinger
    Pages 1-4
  3. Isaac B. Bersuker, Victor Z. Polinger
    Pages 5-30
  4. Isaac B. Bersuker, Victor Z. Polinger
    Pages 31-106
  5. Isaac B. Bersuker, Victor Z. Polinger
    Pages 107-208
  6. Isaac B. Bersuker, Victor Z. Polinger
    Pages 209-316
  7. Isaac B. Bersuker, Victor Z. Polinger
    Pages 317-379
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 380-422

About this book


Vibronic interaction effects constitute a new field of investigation in the physics and chemistry of molecules and crystals that combines all the phenomena and laws originating from the mixing of different electronic states by nuclear displacements. This field is based on a new concept which goes beyond the separate descriptions of electronic and nuclear motions in the adiabatic approximation. Publications on this topic often appear under the title of the lahn-Thller effect, although the area of application of the new approach is much wider: the term vibronic interaction seems to be more appropriate to the field as a whole. The present understanding of the subject was reached only recently, during the last quarter of a century. As a result of intensive development of the theory and experiment, it was shown that the nonadiabatic mixing of close-in-energy elec­ tronic states under nuclear displacements and the back influence of the modified electronic structure on the nuclear dynamics result in a series of new effects in the properties of molecules and crystals. The applications of the theory of vibronic in­ of spectroscopy [including visible, ultraviolet, in­ teractions cover the full range frared, Raman, EPR, NMR, nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR), nuclear gam­ ma resonance (NOR), photoelectron and x-ray spectroscopy], polarizability and magnetic susceptibility, scattering phenomena, ideal and impurity crystal physics and chemistry (including structural as well as ferroelectric phase transitions), stereochemistry and instability of molecular (including biological) systems, mechanisms of chemical reactions and catalysis.


chemistry cluster crystal dispersion electron molecule phase transition spectra

Editors and affiliations

  • Isaac B. Bersuker
    • 1
  • Victor Z. Polinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Quantum ChemistryInstitute of Chemistry Academy of Sciences MoSSRKishinevUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vibronic Interactions in Molecules and Crystals
  • Authors Isaac B. Bersuker
    Victor Z. Polinger
  • Series Title Springer Series in Chemical Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-19259-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-83481-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-83479-0
  • Series ISSN 0172-6218
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 422
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original Russian edition published by Nauka, Moscow 1983
  • Topics Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
    Crystallography and Scattering Methods
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