Developments in near infrared spectroscopy
Mills, I., Downey, G., Roberts, P. and Bertrand, D. (1992) Developments in near infrared spectroscopy. Analytical Proceedings, 29 (1). pp. 7-9.
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Vibrational spectroscopy at high excitation is an important research frontier for two reasons. Firstly, the near infrared is proving to be an important area for the analytical applications of spectroscopy, and we would therefore like to understand how the spectra we observe relate to the molecular structure of the absorbing species. Secondly, there is a fundamental interest in understanding molecular dynamics and energy flow within a polyatomic molecule at high excitation, because this is the boundary between spectroscopy and chemistry through which we try to understand the details of a chemical reaction. In this presentation I shall survey recent progress in this field.