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The physics and chemistry of color

Author: Kurt Nassau
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Wiley, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This text describes the physics and chemistry behind the 15 causes of colour. The fundamental concepts required to understand such processes are covered so that specialized knowledge is not required.


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Nassau, Kurt.
Physics and chemistry of color.
New York ; Chichester : Wiley, 2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Nassau
OCLC Number: 755235805
Notes: Previous edition: 1984.
Description: 1 online resource (500 pages)
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.
Responsibility: K. Nassau.


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"...a fascinating journey into the world of colour." (Chemistry in Britain, January 2002) "excellent survey covering all aspects of the chemistry and physics of colour" (Asia Pacific Coatings Read more...

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