Excited States in Quantum Chemistry

Theoretical and Experimental Aspects of the Electronic Structure and Properties of the Excited States in Atoms, Molecules and Solids

  • Cleanthes A. Nicolaides
  • Donald R. Beck

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Robert J. Buenker, Sigrid D. Peyerimhoff
    Pages 45-61
  3. Robert J. Buenker, Sigrid D. Peyerimhoff, Miljenko Perić
    Pages 63-77
  4. Cleanthes A. Nicolaides, Donald R. Beck
    Pages 143-182
  5. W. von Niessen, L. S. Cederbaum, W. Domcke
    Pages 183-272
  6. Michael A. Robb, Dermot Hegarty, Sally Prime
    Pages 297-316
  7. P. L. Altick
    Pages 361-382
  8. T. C. Collins
    Pages 437-456
  9. E. N. Economou
    Pages 457-469
  10. A. Barry Kunz
    Pages 471-493
  11. Jaroslav Koutecky
    Pages 531-556
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 557-572

About this book


 It is undoubtedly true that much of the progress in the quant~m theory of matter is due to the remarkable success of the independent particle model (IPM)--especially in describing ground states. However, the accurate experimental results of the last 10 years or so, on a variety of spectroscopic phenomena and chemical processes which involve the Excited State, and the related failure of the IPM to reproduce accurately--in many cases, even qualitatively--the observed data, have sent to theorists a clear message: There is need to create and/or apply general and useful approaches to the many-electron problem of the excited state which go beyond the IPM, treat electron correlation and relativity and explain or predict all relevant physical or chemical information with consistent accuracy. This book contains articles devoted mainly to some of the most important new developments in Quantum Chemistry concerning the theoretical foundations and the computational implementation of many-body approaches to the quantitative and detailed under­ standing of the electronic excited states of atoms, molecules and solids. Furthermore, it contains experimental and pheno­ menological articles on Photoelectron and Auger spectroscopy, Lifetime measurements and Organic Photochemistry. In combination or individually, these articles constitute a good description of some current theoretical and experimental work on the electronic structure and spectroscopy of atoms, molecules, polymers, surfaces, metal oxides and amorphous solids.


chemistry energy metals molecule photochemistry polymer quantum chemistry spectroscopy structure transition metal

Editors and affiliations

  • Cleanthes A. Nicolaides
    • 1
  • Donald R. Beck
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical Chemistry InstituteNational Hellenic Research FoundationAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9904-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9902-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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