1. Introduction to Spectroscopy

  1. Milan Milosevic

Published Online: 22 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309742.ch1

Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy

Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy

How to Cite

Milosevic, M. (2012) Introduction to Spectroscopy, in Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309742.ch1

Author Information

  1. MeV Technologies LLC, Westport, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470278321

Online ISBN: 9781118309742



  • spectroscopy, and lack of understanding of spectra;
  • quantum mechanics, pursuit of IR spectroscopy;
  • IR spectroscopy tool, spectra of compounds, molecular structure;
  • ATR into IR community, spectra of total internal reflection;
  • absorbance, signal-to-noise ratio of spectroscopic measurement


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History

  • Definition of Transmittance and Reflectance

  • The Spectroscopic Experiment and the Spectrometer

  • Propagation of Light through a Medium

  • Transmittance and Absorbance

  • S/N in a Spectroscopic Measurement