A convenient single volume handbook featuring the most important topics in spectroscopy

This valuable handbook is based on topics presented in the CRC Handbook of Spectroscopy, Volumes I and II, published in 1974, and Volume III, published in 1981. The information has been condensed (by the original contributor, when possible) so that only the most important information from the original three volumes has been retained and updated. The topics covered include ESCA flame photometry; atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy, including plasma emission; infrared spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy; electron spin resonance, X-ray spectroscopy, mass photoelectric absorption coefficients, appearance potential spectroscopy, thermal neutron cross sections and resonance integrals for activation analysis, tables of experimental values of X-ray fluorescence and Coster-Kronig yields for the K-, L-, and M-shells.

Other topics include 14 MeV neutron activation cross sections; wavelength standards in visible, ultraviolet, and near-infrared spectroscopy; electron affinities, wavelength-dependent and electronic system oscillator strengths for free diatomic molecules of astrophysical importance; electron spin resonance applicaton to the study of minerals and glasses; experimental lifetimes, Franck-Condon factors; and vibrational and rotational oscillator strengths. The concise format and wealth of information ensures that no spectroscopist will want to be without the updated and revised Practical Handbook of Spectroscopy.

section 2|244 pages

ESCA — Photoelectron Spectroscopy

section 3|14 pages

Atomic Spectroscopy

section 4|43 pages

Emission Spectroscopy*

chapter 10|7 pages

Prominent Lines used in Plasma Emission

chapter 12|2 pages

Wavelengths used in Flame Emission

chapter 14|1 pages

Results Obtained with Shielded Burners

chapter 15|2 pages

Relative Sensitivities Detection Limits

section 5|57 pages

Infrared Spectroscopy

chapter I|28 pages


chapter III|7 pages

Spectrometer Operation

chapter IV|15 pages


chapter V|2 pages

Quantitative Analysis

section 6|26 pages

Raman Spectroscopy

chapter 1|1 pages


chapter 2|7 pages

Spectrometer Operation

chapter 3|3 pages

Sampling and Geometry

chapter 4|1 pages


chapter 5|5 pages

Representative Raman Spectra

chapter 6|7 pages

The Documentation of Raman Spectra

section 7|84 pages

Ultraviolet Absorption Spectroscopy*

chapter 1|82 pages

Ultraviolet: Spectral Data Index

section 8|52 pages

Electron Spin Resonance

section 9|80 pages

Mass Photoelectric Absorption Coefficients

section 10|15 pages

Appearance Potential Spectroscopy

chapter 54|13 pages

Appearance Potential Spectroscopy

section 11|31 pages

Activation Analysis

section 12|17 pages

X-Ray Fluorescence and Coster-Kronig Yields for the K-, L-, and M-Shells

section 13|24 pages

14 MeV Neutron Activation Cross-Sections

section 14|13 pages

Wavelength Standards in Visible, Ultraviolet, and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

section 15|14 pages

Wavelength-Dependent and Electronic System Oscillator Strengths for Free Diatomic Molecules of Astrophysical Importance