I am trying to find a book (undergraduate level) on Spectroscopy. I am interested in how molecular absorption lines depend on parameters like temperature and pressure (for example with gases). Can anyone suggest a good book?

PS I searched Phys.SE but didn't find an answer that covers my needs.


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  • $\begingroup$ More on resource-recommendations+spectroscopy. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Dec 23 '15 at 10:38
  • $\begingroup$ If you are looking for actual data, it's far more likely to be contained in experimental papers than in textbooks. Did you do a literature search? $\endgroup$ – CuriousOne Dec 23 '15 at 10:38
  • $\begingroup$ I claim that temperature and pressure effects to absorption lines is far from undergraduate level material. For temperature effects on lineshape modelling in theory (and computation), look for FCclasses code and papers around it. Here is one paper of perhaps of interest also: sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210271X14001182 $\endgroup$ – Mikael Kuisma Dec 23 '15 at 10:53
  • $\begingroup$ @MikaelKuisma I'd disagree, this was textbook material in my physics courses. I may be wrong in translating the terms from Russian, but I believe, temperature-dependent line shapes undergo non-uniform broadening which gives a Gaussian line-shape (due to the Doppler effect). It then depends on the natural line-width of the absorption line in question (whether Doppler broadening will be dominant or not). $\endgroup$ – LLlAMnYP Dec 23 '15 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ And here's a reference hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/atomic/broaden.html $\endgroup$ – LLlAMnYP Dec 23 '15 at 12:03

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