Electromagnetic radiation, commonly referred to as light, underpins all spectroscopic techniques, ranging from the highly energetic gamma rays, through x-rays, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwaves to the low-energy radio waves. The principles of wave- and particle-like behaviour determine the nature of the radiation and its interaction with matter, whether in the form of subatomic, atomic, molecular or macromolecular structures.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
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