Photoacoustic, photothermal and photochemical processes in gases

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Springer-Verlag, 1989 - Science - 252 pages
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Gas-phase photoacoustics are treated comprehensively for the first time in this book. Review articles by leading scientists in the respective research areas introduce their fields, review present knowledge and conclude with the latest developments and future prospects. Topics covered include the theory of photoacoustics in the frequency and time domains, acoustic resonator models, a great variety of experimental setups and techniques, studies of spectrocopy and fundamental kinetic processes such as energy transfer and chemical reactions, and applications such as air and exhaust monitoring and trace gas detection in biology and agriculture. The book will interest newcomers to photoacoustics, since it gives an overview of the important directions of current research and detailed descriptions of experimental methods. It will also be a valuable source of information for those already involved in photoacoustic research due to its clear presentation of theory and experimental results. All relevant literature references in this rapidly expanding field of laser applications are included.

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Contents

Principles of Photoacoustic and Photothermal Analysis
1
Theoretical Foundation of Photoacoustics in the Frequency
15
Thermal Lensing
37
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Peter Hess is an accomplished author, an Air Force veteran, and a business owner. His books include historical biblical novels, thrillers, and mystery novels. Peter and his wife, Rita, have been married for thirty-six years. They have four children and twelve grandchildren, and they make their home in Frederick, Maryland, where they are active members of New Life Foursquare Church.

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