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Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy

ISBN: 978-0-471-13477-0
352 pages
March 2003
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Photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy differs from traditional infrared spectroscopy in one important way: in its most common implementation, a microphone is used to detect acoustic waves that result from absorption of infrared radiation by a sample. In other words, no optical detector is required to quantify the amount of incident radiation taken up by the sample. This gas-microphone method is one of a series of photoacoustic and photothermal techniques now being used for characterization and analysis of solids, liquids, and gases. Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy represents the most comprehensive resource on this important, emerging technique. Kirk Michaelian’s trenchant study serves as both a text and reference for a broad community of academic and industrial scientists conducting extensive research and applications in photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy. Chapters include:
  • Evolution of Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Experimental Methods
  • Depth Profiling
  • Numerical Methods
  • Applications of Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Special Topics
Physicists, chemists, and spectroscopists in both academic and industrial laboratories, polymer and organic chemists, analysts in industry, forensic and government laboratories, and materials scientists will find Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy to be a vital resource.
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Preface.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Evolution of Photoacoustic Infrared Spectrometry.

Chapter 3. Experimental Methods.

Chapter 4. Depth Profiling.

Chapter 5. Numerical Methods.

Chapter 6. Applications of PA Infrared Spectroscopy.

Chapter 7. Quantitative Analysis.

Chapter 8. Special Topics.

Appendix 1. Glossary.

Appendix 2. Literature Guide.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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KIRK H. MICHAELIAN, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist for Natural Resources Canada. He has previously served as a research scientist for Energy, Mines, and Resources Canada and as a research associate for the University of Alberta. The author of over 100 papers on spectroscopy and related topics, Dr. Michaelian received his PhD from Simon Fraser University.
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“…a valuable resource …recommended for researchers who require an efficient and comprehensive introduction to PA infrared spectroscopy.”  (Colloid and Polymer Science, 2004; Issue 283)

“…provides a comprehensive review of publications on PA infrared spectra, which will aid the reader who wishes to consult the original literature and gain deeper insight.” (Colloid & Polymer Science, Vol.282, No.11, September 2004)

"...the most comprehensive resource on this important, emerging technique. No other single up-to-date publication that reviews the entire subject...in such detail is available..." (Polymer News)

"...an excellent addition to the literature of infrared spectroscopy. From start to finish, it is clear, concise, accessible, and well organized...it should take its place in the armamentarium of all comprehensive analytical laboratories, and this book should be on the shelf in all such labs." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125, 2003)

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