Electromagnetic Radiation

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Abstract

Electromagnetic radiation, commonly referred to as light, provides the basis for a wide range of techniques in photophysics, photochemistry, spectroscopy, across a huge range of wavelengths ranging from the highly energetic gamma rays, through X-rays, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwaves to low-energy radio waves. The principles of wave- and particle-like behavior determine the nature of the radiation and the manner of its interaction with matter in the form of subatomic, atomic, molecular, or macromolecular structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry
PublisherElsevier
Pages427-431
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780128032244
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Color
  • Corpuscular
  • Gamma-ray
  • Infrared
  • Light
  • Maxwell
  • Microwave
  • Newton
  • Photon
  • Polarization
  • Radio
  • Refractive index
  • Speed of light
  • Ultraviolet
  • Visible
  • Wave
  • Wavelength
  • Wavenumber
  • X-ray

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