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Intrinsic particle properties from vibrational spectra of aerosols.
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PMID:  18928405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The spectroscopy of aerosols is developing into an active and important field. It allows us to characterize aerosols in a nonintrusive way, in real time, and on site. Understanding the spectroscopic features of these highly complex systems requires the development of novel experimental as well as theoretical methods. This review focuses on infrared extinction spectra. The main goal is to summarize how information about intrinsic particle properties (such as size, shape, and architecture) can be gathered from observed spectroscopic patterns. We discuss the limitations of standard continuum approaches, which have been used for decades to analyze infrared spectra, and we demonstrate the importance of molecular models for the analysis of spectroscopic data.
Authors:
Omar F Sigurbjörnsson; George Firanescu; Ruth Signorell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of physical chemistry     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0066-426X     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu Rev Phys Chem     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-01     Completed Date:  2009-06-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15040080R     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Phys Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-46     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z1, Canada.
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