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£86.00

Hardback

Published: 12 November 2015

416 Pages

246x189mm

ISBN: 9780198742975


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Laser Experiments for Chemistry and Physics

Robert N. Compton and Michael A. Duncan

  • Introduces the characteristics and operation of lasers through laboratory experiments designed for the undergraduate curricula in Chemistry and Physics
  • Background chapters on optics, laser fundamentals, examples of modern lasers, laser safety, spectroscopy and quantum calculations
  • Different kinds of lasers are described as well as their capabilities and applications
  • Chapters describe the properties of light, the history of laser invention, the atomic, molecular and optical principles behind how lasers work, and the kinds of lasers available today
  • Experiments range in complexity from simple in-class demonstrations to more elaborate configurations for advanced students
  • Quantum chemistry calculations integrated throughout experiments
  • Advanced material on laser desorption mass spectrometry and tunable laser atomic and molecular spectroscopy
  • Useful for undergraduates students in advanced lab classes, for instructors designing these classes, or for graduate students beginning a career in laser science

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