Matrix Induced Changes in the Electronic Spectra of Isolated Atoms and Molecules

  • D. M. Kolb
  • F. Forstmann
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 76)


Matrix isolation spectroscopy is a commonly used tool for the study of reactive species, such as atoms, radicals and molecules (for an introduction see ref. (1–3)). The idea is to isolate the reactive species in an inert matrix, which is rigid enough to prevent diffusion of the isolated entity (and hence prevent successive reactions), but also inert enough not to alter its physical and chemical properties. The species, we are mostly dealing with in this chapter, will be metal atoms which are certainly very reactive and hence are widely studied in matrices.


Crystal Field Rydberg State Trapping Site Crystal Field Parameter Cage Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Kolb
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Forstmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-GesellschaftBerlin 33Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikFreie UniversitätBerlin 33Germany

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