Call for Papers for the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy Special Issue on Electronic Spectra and Structure of Small Molecules in Honor of Anthony J. Merer
• 大类 : 物理 - 3区
• 小类 : 物理：原子、分子和化学物理 - 4区
• 小类 : 光谱学 - 3区
Anthony Merer is a spectroscopist’s spectroscopist. Every one of his papers is a masterwork of depth and clarity. His research addresses and answers a wide range of fundamental questions in electronic spectroscopy, always with elegant simplicity. This special issue will emphasize the four main areas of Anthony Merer’s research:
- The Renner-Teller Effect
- The electronic structure of transition metal containing diatomic molecules
- The electronic spectra of small polyatomic molecules and free radicals
- The S1 electronic state of acetylene: polyads, the mechanisms of trans-cis isomerization and predissociation
Each spectrum tells a story. Often the story starts with the appearance of complexity. It is the story, not a table of molecular constants that has fundamental value. What causes a triatomic molecule in a P state to have a bent equilibrium structure? How are the Periodic Table properties of the 3d and 4d transition metals displayed in the electronic state ordering of metal-containing diatomic molecules? Triatomic molecules ought to be only a little more complicated than diatomic molecules, but how many forms of beautiful complexity are on display? As a four-atomic di-hydride acetylene should be simple, but it is not! The di-hydride aspect makes it possible to go much more deeply into territories forbidden by textbooks. How is the “dynamics” of bond-breaking isomerization encoded in a frequency domain spectrum? Despite the broken patterns and previously unimagined features, the spectra get correctly and globally assigned, fitted, and forced to reveal their secrets, not just their constants.
We seek papers for this special issue of the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy that Anthony Merer would like to read!
All submitted papers will be subject to the normal submittal (https://www.evise.com/profile/api/navigate/JMS) and refereeing process and must meet the publication standards of the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Please choose “Anthony J. Merer Issue” at the “choose article type” step when you submit your paper in EES.