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The physics and chemistry of color : the fifteen causes of color

Author: Kurt Nassau
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2001.
Series: Wiley series in pure and applied optics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This book describes the physics and chemistry behind the fifteen causes of color: how chlorophyll in grass produces its green color, why the sky and some eyes are blue, why ruby is red, to what  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Nassau
ISBN: 0471391069 9780471391067
OCLC Number: 443333993
Description: XX, 481 str., [10] str. pril. : ilustr. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Acknowledgments for the Second Edition. Acknowledgments for the First Edition. LIGHT AND COLOR. Some Fundamentals: Color, Light, and Interactions. COLOR INVOLVING VIBRATIONS AND SIMPLE EXCITATIONS. Color Produced by Incandescence. Color Produced by Gas Excitations. Color Produced by Vibrations and Rotations. COLOR INVOLVING LIGAND FIELD EFFECTS. Color Caused by Transition Metals in a Ligand Field. COLOR INVOLVING MOLECULAR ORBITALS. Color in Organic Molecules. Charge Transfer Color. COLOR INVOLVING BAND THEORY. Color in Metals and Semiconductors. Color Centers. COLOR INVOLVING GEOMETRICAL AND PHYSICAL OPTICS. Dispersive Refraction and Polarization. Scattering and Nonlinear Effects. Interference and Diffraction. COLOR-RELATED TOPICS. Colorants of Many Types. Vision, Luminescence, Lasers, and Related Topics. Appendix A: Units, Chromaticity, and Color Order Systems. Appendix B: Incandescence Equations. Appendix C: Atoms and Simple Molecules. Appendix D: Crystal Fields, Ligand Fields, and Molecular Orbitals. Appendix E: Band Theory. Appendix F: Prism, Thin Film, and Layer Diffraction Grating. Appendix G: Recommendations for Additional Reading. Index.
Series Title: Wiley series in pure and applied optics.
Responsibility: Kurt Nassau.
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