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The Raman Effect: A Unified Treatment of the Theory of Raman Scattering by Molecules



The Raman Effect: A Unified Treatment of the Theory of Raman Scattering by Molecules

Derek A. Long

ISBN: 978-0-470-85206-4 June 2003 624 Pages


This new book presents a unified theoretical treatment, which is complete and rigorous but nonetheless readable. The theoretical treatment requires a variety of mathematical and physical tools. To keep the main text uncluttered, these tools are developed in comprehensive Appendices to which cross-references are made in the main text. These Appendices also ensure that the main text is useful to readers with a wide variety of scientific backgrounds and experience. These include not only spectroscopists, but also chemists, physicists, biochemists and analytical chemists. The presentation is such that postgraduate and postdoctoral students as well as more established research workers will find it valuable.

About the Author
The author was formerly Professor of Structural Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Spectroscopy unit in the University of Bradford. He is distinguished for his original scientific work in a number of areas of Raman spectroscopy. His book, 'Raman Spectroscopy', published in 1978 and long out of print, was highly successful. He has been co-editor of many books including the Specialist Reports on Molecular Spectroscopy, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry; he retired as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy in December 1999.

Part One Linear Raman Spectroscopy

1 Survey of light-scattering phenomena

2 Introduction to theoretical treatments of incoherent light scattering

3 Classical theory of Rayleigh and Raman scattering

4 Quantum mechanical theory of Rayleigh and Raman scattering

5 Vibrational Raman scattering

6 Rotational and vibration-rotation Raman scattering

7 Vibrational resonance Raman scattering

8 Rotational and vibration-rotation resonance Raman scattering

9 Normal and resonance electronic and vibronic Raman scattering

10 Rayleigh and raman scattering by chiral systems

Part Two Appendices - a compendium of mathematical and physical tools


Appendix 1 The right-handed cartesian axis system and related coordinate systems

Appendix 2 The summation convention

Appendix 3 Direction cosines

Appendix 4 Isotropic averages of products of direction cosines

Appendix 5 The Euler angles and the rotation operator

Appendix 6 Complex numbers and quantities

Appendix 7 Some properties of matrices

Appendix 8 Vectors I

Appendix 9 Vectors II

Appendix 10 Tensors

Appendix 11 Elescrostatics

Appendix 12

Appendix 13 The interaction of a system of electric charges with electric and magnetic fields

Appendix 14 The polarizability tensor

Appendix 15

Appendix 16 Maxwell equations in vacuum and in media

Appendix 17 Monochromatic plane harmonic waves in vacuum and in a non-absorbing linear medium

Appendix 18

Appendix 19

Appendix 20 Sources of electromagentic radiation

Appendix 21 Polarization of electromagnetic radiation

Appendix 22

Appendix 23 Clebsch-Gordan coeeficients and Wigner 3-j and 6-j symbols
"…makes a broad sweep over the Raman spectroscopy field…" (Analytical Chemistry, November 2002)

"...this book will rapidly become a classic text in Raman spectroscopy..." (The Analyst, October 2002)

"...This is a masterpiece of a textbook written by an eminent member of the international Raman community ...." (Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, February 2003)