Infrared Spectroscopy of Symmetric and Spherical Top Molecules for Space Observation 2

Volume 4 - Infared Spectroscopy SET coordinated by Pierre Richard Dahoo and Azzedine Lakhlifi

Infrared Spectroscopy of Symmetric and Spherical Top Molecules for Space Observation 2

Pierre Richard Dahoo, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin, France
Azzedine Lakhlifi, University of Franche-Comté, France

ISBN : 9781786306524

Publication Date : December 2021

Hardcover 316 pp

165.00 USD



This book, Volume 4 in the series, is dedicated to the relationship between laboratory spectroscopy, recording ever-more-complex spectra using increasingly powerful instruments benefiting from the latest technology, and the development of observation using instruments that are embedded in mobile probes or nanosatellites.

The theoretical models described in Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are used in this volume, applying the cumulant theorem in the mean-field theory framework to interpret the near and mid-infrared spectra of symmetric top molecules, such as ammonia (NH3) and spherical molecules, such as methane (CH4). These molecules can be isolated in their gaseous form or subjected to the environmental constraints of a nano-cage (a substitution site, clathrate, fullerene or zeolite) or surfaces.
These methods are not only valuable in the fields of environmental sciences, planetology and astrophysics, but also fit into the framework of data processing and the concept of Big Data.


1. IR Spectra in Space Observation.
2. Interactions Between a Molecule and Its Solid Environment.
3. Nanocage of Rare Gas Matrix.
4. Nanocages of Hydrate Clathrates.
5. Fullerene Nanocage.

About the authors/editors

Pierre Richard Dahoo is Professor and Holder of the Chair Materials Simulation and Engineering at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin in France. He is Director of Institut des Sciences et Techniques des Yvelines and a specialist in modeling and spectroscopy at the LATMOS laboratory of CNRS.

Azzedine Lakhlifi is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of University of Franche-Comté and a researcher, specializing in modeling and spectroscopy at UTINAM Institute, UMR 6213 CNRS, OSU THETA Franche-Comté Bourgogne, University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besançon, France.

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