This book is a compact and simultaneously comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of optical spectroscopy. The author skillfully leads the reader from the basics to practical applications.
The main topics covered are:
- theory of optical spectroscopy
- components of spectrometers (light sources, filters, lenses and mirror chromators, detectors, cuvettes)
- evaluation of data and interpretation of spectra
Such important methods as absorption and luminescence spectroscopy, scattering and reflection spectroscopy and photoaccustic spectroscopy are covered in depth. A useful appendix with the addresses of pertinent equipment manufacturers rounds off the work.
Easy to understand and well illustrated, this book is suitable both as a textbook for beginners and as a reference work for the practitioner.