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This fourth edition of Peter Bernath's successful Spectra of Atoms and Molecules is designed to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students a working knowledge of the vast field of spectroscopy. Also of interest to chemists, physicists, astronomers, atmospheric scientists, and engineers, this volume emphasizes the fundamental principles of spectroscopy with the primary goal of teaching the interpretation of spectra. Features include a presentation of group theory as needed to understand spectroscopy, detailed worked examples and a large number of excellent problems at the end of each chapter. Bernath provides a large number of diagrams and spectra which have been specifically recorded for this book. Molecular symmetry, matrix representation of groups, quantum mechanics, and group theory are among the topics covered; atomic, rotational, vibrational, electronic and Raman spectra are analyzed as well. Bernath's treatment clears the confusing topic of line strengths as needed for quantitative applications. Responding to student requests, the fourth addition features detailed and worked examples in each chapter. This book has also been updated to include the 2018 CODATA revision of physical constants and a large number of corrections and clarifications. New chapters on atmospheric and astronomical spectroscopy have been added. Spectra of Atoms and Molecules demystifies spectroscopy by showing readers the intermediate steps in a derivation, as well as the final result.
Supramolecular aggregation, driven by weak non-covalent interactions, such as van der Waals, - interactions, hydrogen bonding, electrostatic, etc. has been utilized to build sensing platforms with improved selectivity and sensitivity. Supramolecular aggregates, owing to cooperative interactions, higher sensitivity and selectivity, relatively weak and dynamic non-covalent interactions, and environmental adaptation, have achieved better sensing performance than that of molecular sensory systems that rely on sensors with delicate structures. Aggregation of Luminophores in Supramolecular System: From Mechanisms to Applications provides recent advancement in Supramolecular Chemistry, in which the luminophores are almost non-luminescent in the molecular state, but become highly emissive in the aggregate state, brings new opportunities and challenges for the development of Supramolecular Chemistry. The intermolecular non-covalent interactions have been considered to be the main driving forces for fabricating supramolecular systems with aggregating luminophores, and have an important influence on the luminescence properties of the probes. Based on these unique properties, luminescent supramolecular aggregates have greatly promoted the development of novel materials for applications as sensors, bio-imaging agents, organic electronic devices, and in the drug delivery field. The timely book covers the advances of aggregation in supramolecular systems, various interactions involved in the formation of supramolecular structures, stimuli inducing aggregation of luminophores, the photophysical phenomenon of aggregation, key mechanisms that generate new spectroscopic properties of aggregates and their applications. Features : Discuss fundamental and interdisciplinary aspects of aggregation in supramolecular systems. Narrates intermolecular interactions and the photophysical phenomenon of aggregation in supramolecular systems. Provides a comparative discussion on aggregation-induced quenching (AIQ) and aggregation-induced emission (AIE) in aspects of recent interest and drawbacks of AIQ. Presents technological applications of aggregation as biological sensors, chemical sensors, organic electronic materials, and in the drug delivery field. Uses a convenient format for checking formulas and definitions. In this book, we survey highlights of the progress made in the field of aggregation of luminophores in supramolecular chemistry. It is our hope that the work will form a foundation (and indeed a motivation) for new workers in the area as well as also being useful to experience supramolecular chemists. It may also aid workers in the biological area to see Nature's aggregation in a new light. Further, the approach employed has been designed to provide readable background material for use in graduate, senior undergraduate, research professionals, and industry.
Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Coatings: Enhanced Methods focuses on the cutting-edge science behind how plastic and polymer materials are modified by the effects of weathering, offering the latest advances in service life prediction methods. The chapters have been developed by experts based on their contributions as part of the 7th Service Life Prediction Meeting. The volume begins with the premise that it is possible to produce and design life predictions, also looking at how these predictions can be used. Subsequent chapters present new developments in service life prediction, examining the most important considerations in SLP design, timescales, and other major issues. The book also considers the current state of the field in terms of both accomplishments and areas that require significant research going forward. This is a highly valuable reference for engineers, designers, technicians, scientists and R&D professionals who are looking to develop materials, components or products for outdoor applications across a range of industries. The book also supports academic researchers, scientists and advanced students with an interest in service life, the effects of weathering, material degradation, failure analysis, or sustainability across the fields of plastics engineering, polymer science and materials science.
A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability: Concept, Solutions, and Implementation is a groundbreaking reference work offering a broad, detailed and highly practical vision of the complex concept of sustainability in plastics. The book's aim is to present a range of potential pathways towards more sustainable plastics parts and products, enabling the reader to further integrate the idea of sustainability into their design process. It begins by introducing the context and concept of sustainability, discussing perceptions, drivers of change, key factors, and environmental issues, before presenting a detailed outline of the current situation with types of plastics, processing, and opportunities for improved sustainability. Subsequent chapters focus on the different possibilities for improved sustainability, offering a step-by-step technical approach to areas including design, properties, renewable plastics, and recycling and re-use. Each of these pillars are supported by data, examples, analysis and best practice guidance. Finally, the latest developments and future possibilities are considered.
Transport and Surface Phenomena provides an overview of the key transfers taking place in reactions and explores how calculations of momentum, energy and mass transfers can help researchers develop the most appropriate, cost effective solutions to chemical problems. Beginning with a thorough overview of the nature of transport phenomena, the book goes on to explore balances in transport phenomena, including key equations for assessing balances, before concluding by outlining mathematical methods for solving the transfer equations. Drawing on the experience of its expert authors, it is an accessible introduction to the field for students, researchers and professionals working in chemical engineering. The book and is also ideal for those in related fields such as physical chemistry, energy engineering, and materials science, for whom a deeper understanding of these interactions could enhance their work.
Chemical Kinetics: From Molecular Structure to Chemical Reactivity, Second Edition, is written for both the specialist in the field and upper undergraduate and graduate-level chemistry students. It bridges the gap between the two with a path that leads the reader from phenomenological approach, to rates of chemical reactions, and then to the state-of-the-art calculation of the rate constants of the most prevalent reactions. Sections cover atom transfers, catalysis, proton transfers, substitution reactions, energy transfers and electron transfers. In the process, the reader is presented with the details of collision and transition state theories. Guided by the explanation of how molecular structures change with time, the book provides the basics: the simplest concepts, the fundamental experiments, and the underlying theories. For the seasoned specialist, it presents sophisticated experimental and theoretical methods, offering a panorama of time-dependent molecular phenomena connected by a new rational.
This translation, in two volumes, of an introductory paper to a Symposium on Chemical Kinetics and Reactivity, held in Moscow in 1954, has been enlarged and revised by the author, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1956 and one of the two or three top flight Russian physical scientists. Volume 1 covers a wide range of important work and includes a survey of radical and chain reactions and a discussion of chemical changes, direct mono- and bi-molecular processes, ionic reactions, heterogeneous catalysis, initiation and destruction of radical chains on solid surfaces. Originally published in 1958. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Databook of UV Stabilizers, Second Edition, provides general indicators regarding the performance of UV stabilizers and includes details on the data fields included in the description of individual stabilizers. It provides details such as acronyms, molecular weight, odor, product form, transmittance, DOT hazard class, NFPA flammability/reactivity, aquatic toxicity, typical applications, processing methods, conditions to avoid, and much more for each stabilizer covered. Importantly, the Ecological properties section contains data on Biodegradation probability, Aquatic toxicity LC (Algae, Rainbow trout, Bluegill sunfish, Fathead minnow, Zebrafish, and Daphnia magna), Bioaccumulation potential, Bioconcentration factor, Biodegradation probability, Hydroxyl rate, and Partition coefficients (log Koc, log Kow). This book is an excellent companion to the Handbook of UV stabilizers which has also been published recently. Both books supplement each other without repeating the same information - one contains data another theory, mechanisms of action, practical effects and implications of application
Chain Mobility and Progress in Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, and Polymer Science and Technology covers the core fundamentals and applications of chain movement, chain mobility, segmental mobility, segmental dynamics, and chain orientation in polymer science, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and other disciplines. The book starts by defining principal terms, then looks at the work of Pierre-Gilles de Gennes and his 1991 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on polymer-chain motion. From there the book discusses the different mechanisms of chain motion of macromolecular substances, the conditions under which chains move, and the effects of these movements on properties of materials, such as chain alignment, chain orientation, creation of free volume, dimensional stability, and more. The final chapters provide insight on analytical methods of chain movement, chain movement phenomena in different polymers, and various fields of application. All concepts, findings, and applications are discussed in easy-to-understand language stripped of disciplinary slang, making the book accessible to researchers and practitioners across a variety of scientific fields.
Handbook of Antioxidants provides a wealth of information on the mechanics, practical effects and applications of a wide range of antioxidants. The book starts by introducing the general concepts relating to antioxidants and their application, then segues into a discussion on existing natural and synthetic antioxidants, characterizing their general properties and application. Formation and action of oxidizing species in living organisms, ambient air, industrial environments, and chemical reactions are covered next. Subsequent chapters cover the theories and mechanisms of stabilization, performance indicators, antioxidant selection, degradation and stabilization of different polymers and rubbers, specific effects on other components of formulation, and analytical methods. This book is an excellent companion to the Databook of Antioxidants which has also been published recently. Both books supplement each other without repeating the same information - one contains data another theory, mechanisms of action, practical effects and implications of application.