Molecular Relaxation in Liquids
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This book brings together many different relaxation phenomena in liquids under a common umbrella and provides a unified view of apparently diverse phenomena. As emphasized throughout the book, the seemingly different phenomena studied in this area are often closely related at a fundamental level. Development of ultrafast laser spectroscopy recently allowed study of various relaxation processes directly in the time domain, with time scales going down to picosecond (ps) and femtosecond (fs) time scales. Since then, an enormous wealth of information has been generated by many groups around the world, who have discovered many interesting phenomena that has fueled further growth in this field. This was a remarkable advance because many of the fundamental chemical processes occur precisely in this range and was inaccessible before the 1980s. Biman Bagchi explains why relatively small although fairly sophisticated theoretical tools have been successful in explaining a wealth of experimental data at a semi-phenomenological level.. Such close interaction between experiment and theory in this area goes back to the works of Einstein, Smoluchowski, Kramers' and de Gennes. It aligns recent experimental results obtained with modern techniques with recent theoretical developments
Biman Bagchi is Professor at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
Ultrafast spectroscopy, modern statistical mechanics, and numerical computer simulation have been developed with highly productive synergies and feedbacks. Fleming, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, Berkeley . "The past 30 years has seen great progress in the microscopic understanding of dynamical processes in liquids and solutions. Biman Bagchi has been at the center of the interplay of theory, simulation, and experiment during this whole period, making it highly appropriate that he has written a book aimed at placing the theoretical techniques and results in the context of the key experimental results." -- Graham R
"Bridging theory and experiments very nicely. Highly recommended." according to Rajesh K. Murarka. This book deals with various relaxation processes in liquid solutions with a strong emphasis on the inter-connection between experiments and theory. Two relaxation processes, viz., the solvation dynamics and the barrier crossing dynamics, have been discussed lucidly and with the desired expertise. The role of intermolecular correlations in guiding the relaxation processes and their reflections on experimental measurements have been elaborated. The strong relationship between. Comprehensive and educational book I really like this book.This book is comprehensive and educational; it covers many important subjects in physical chemistry and chemical physics.In addition, Bagchi is strongly conscious of the relationship between theories and experiments in this book. This is a very important and required view for both theoretical and experimental students and young researchers.Furthermore, we can see his distinctions in many chapters; he unrolled his theories by starting from microscopic . "Great resource for both research and teaching community" according to Goud. This book is a great resource for both research and teaching community. It describes principles of relaxation phenomena in molecular liquids in much detailed fashion, which greatly helps students especially from physical chemistry and chemical physics community. Basic principles associated with molecular relaxation (in solvents) such as dielectric relaxation, chemical kinetics, electron transfer, diffusion phenomena etc. have been discussed in depth. Most of the equations ar