This book compiles and updates the best articles to date from the eleven–year history of Spectroscopy magazine′s successful "Molecular Spectroscopy Workbench" column. From the fundamentals of important techniques to novel time– and money–saving ideas, it draws from a broad spectrum of recent developments in the field of molecular spectroscopy, including information on:
- Near and midrange infrared techniques
- Optical rotation/circular dichroism
- UV/Vis and fluorescence
- Mass spectrometry
- Acousto–optic tunable filters (AOTFs)
- Fiber optics
- Miscellaneous techniques and new hardware.
Articles have been updated where necessary to reflect advances made since their initial publication, and are arranged into sections that cover basic spectroscopic theory, applications, troubleshooting, and product/ conference reviews.
Carefully assembled by long–term Spectroscopy columnist Emil Ciurczak, this accessible collection is an excellent practical resource for analytical chemists and others who use spectroscopy in their work.