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Provisional Recommendations

Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division
Commission on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy

Quantities, Terminology, and Symbols in Photothermal and Related Spectroscopies

Photothermal spectroscopy is widely used in many fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. In this article, various origins of the photothermal effects that give rise to photothermal signals and the terms related to photothermal spectroscopies are reviewed. Terminologies in grating spectroscopy, lens spectroscopy, light-induced acoustic spectroscopy, photothermal radiometry, photothermal calorimetry, photothermal interferometry, photothermal deflection, photothermal reflection change, and related methods are recommended. Symbols used in photothermal spectroscopy are summarized.

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Comments by 31 July 2002
To Prof. Noboru Hirota
Kyoto University
19-6, Otokoyama-Yoshii, Yawata-shi,
Kyoto-fu 614-8363, Japan

Tel.: +81-75-753-4023
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E-mail: nhirota@ip.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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