Atomic and molecular symmetry underpins all spectroscopies, its influence governing which spectral transitions, absorptions, emissions and features are "allowed" or "forbidden" and thence potentially observable. As a consequence, symmetry plays a fundamental role both in the theoretical background to spectroscopy and in the description and interpretation of spectra of all kinds. A brief overview of aspects of symmetry is given in a spectroscopic context.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Dec 2016|
- Point group
- Selection rules
- Symmetry element