The Ram an Effect and its Chemical Applications


MODERN students of molecular structure have before them the double objective of the determination of the positions and mobilities of the atoms in a molecule, or, in other words, the equilibrium atomic configuration and the intramolecular force field; and their ideal is to achieve a complete and quantitative description of these complementary features of structure. Two types of method of outstanding value are available for the quantitative study of atomic configuration, namely, a group of interferometric methods, either with electrons or X-rays, and a group of spectro-scopic methods, which may be summarized under the name long-wave spectroscopy. One method only is available for the complementary study of intramolecular force fields, namely, the method of long-wave spectroscopy.

The Ram an Effect and its Chemical Applications

By James H. Hibben. With a Theoretical Discussion by James H. Hibben and Prof. Edward Teller. (American Chemical Society, Monograph Series, No. 80.) Pp. 544. (New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1939.) 66s. net.

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INGOLD, C. The Ram an Effect and its Chemical Applications. Nature 145, 406–407 (1940).

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