Infrared Spectroscopy of Diatomics for Space Observation

Volume 1- Infared Spectroscopy SET coordinated by Pierre Richard Dahoo and Azzedine Lakhlifi

Infrared Spectroscopy of Diatomics for Space Observation

Pierre Richard Dahoo, University of Versailles St Quentin (UVSQ), France
Azzedine Lakhlifi, University of Franche-Comté, France

ISBN : 9781786301161

Publication Date : November 2017

Hardcover 234 pp

125.00 USD



This book describes different theoretical models developed to identify the near and mid infrared (IR) spectra of diatomic molecules isolated in the gas phase or subjected to environmental constraints, useful for the study of environmental sciences, planetology and astrophysics.

The Van Vleck contact transformation method is presented to complement the standard approach generally applied in the calculation and analysis of IR transitions between vibration-rotation energy levels.

The semi-classical model of Robert and Bonamy, as well as the extended substitution model of Lakhlifi-Dahoo applied to environmental spectroscopy, are described in the framework of the Liouville formalism and the profiles of diatomic lines and their isotopologues subjected to environmental constraints are calculated by applying the cumulant expansion.

The applications presented in this book show how molecular interactions modify the near and mid IR spectra of isolated diatomics under the effect of pressure, a nano-cage (substitution site, Clathrate, Fullerene, Zeolite) or surfaces, to identify the characteristics of the perturbing environment.


1. Generalities on Diatomic Molecules.
2. Energy Levels of a Diatomic Molecule in Gaseous Phase.
3. Profile and Shape of Spectral Lines.
4. Energy Levels and Spectral Profile of a Diatomic Molecule in Condensed Phase.
5. Applications to HCl, CO, O2 and N2 .

About the authors

Pierre Richard Dahoo is Professor at the University of Versailles St Quentin (UVSQ), researcher at LATMOS, UMR 8190 CNRS, Manager of the University Institute of Technology of Mantes-en-Yvelines and Program Manager of the Chair “Materials Simulation and Engineering” of the UVSQ in Versailles, France.

Azzedine Lakhlifi is Lecturer at the University of Franche-Comté, and researcher at the UTINAM Institute, UMR 6213 CNRS, Observatory of Besançon, France.

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