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Research and Markets: Laser Chemistry: Spectroscopy, Dynamics & Applications.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Laser Chemistry: Spectroscopy, Dynamics & Applications" to their offering.

Laser Chemistry: Spectroscopy, Dynamics and Applications provides a basic introduction to the subject, written for students and other novices. It assumes little in the way of prior knowledge, and carefully guides the reader through the important theory and concepts whilst introducing key techniques and applications.

Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1 - Introduction

Part 1 Principles of lasers and laser systems.

Chapter 2 - Atoms and molecules, and their interaction with light waves.

Chapter 3 - The basics of lasers.

Chapter 4 - Laser systems.

Part 2 Spectroscopic techniques in laser chemistry.

Chapter 5 - General concepts of laser spectroscopy.

Chapter 6 - Absorption spectroscopy.

Chapter 7 - Laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy.

Chapter 8 - Light scattering methods: Raman spectroscopy and other processes.

Chapter 9 - Ionization spectroscopy.

Part 3 Optics and measurement concepts.

Chapter 10 - Reflection, refraction and diffraction.

Chapter 11 - Filters and thin-film coatings.

Chapter 12 - Optical fibres.

Chapter 13 - Analysis instrumentation and detectors.

Chapter 14 - Signal processing and data acquisition.

Part 4 Laser studies of photodissociation, photoionization and unimolecular processes.

Chapter 15 - Photodissociation of diatomic molecules.

Chapter 16 - Photodissociation of triatomic molecules.

Chapter 17 - Photodissociation of larger polyatomic molecules: energy landscapes.

Chapter 18 - Multiple and multiphoton excitation, and photoionization.

Chapter 19 Coherent control and the future of ultra-short probing.

Part 5 Laser studies of bimolecular reactions.

Chapter 20 - Basic concepts of kinetics and reaction dynamics.

Chapter 21 - The molecular beam method: basic concepts and examples of bimolecular reaction studies.

Chapter 22 - Chemical reactions with laser-prepared reagents.

Chapter 23 - Laser probing of chemical reaction products.

Part 6 Laser studies of cluster and surface reactions.

Chapter 24 - Laser studies of complexes: van der Waals and cluster reactions.

Chapter 25 - Solvation dynamics: elementary reactions in solvent cages.

Chapter 26 - Laser studies of surface reactions: an introduction.

Chapter 27 Laser studies of surface reactions: photochemistry in the adsorbed state.

Part 7 Selected applications.

Chapter 28 - Environmental and other analytical applications.

Chapter 29 - Industrial monitoring and process control.

Chapter 30 Laser applications in medicine and biology.

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