Chapter 2. The Application of UV-Visible-NIR Spectroscopy to Oxides

  1. Prof. S. David Jackson and
  2. Dr. Justin S. J. Hargreaves
  1. Gianmario Martra,
  2. Enrica Gianotti and
  3. Salvatore Coluccia

Published Online: 26 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626113.ch2

Metal Oxide Catalysis

Metal Oxide Catalysis

How to Cite

Martra, G., Gianotti, E. and Coluccia, S. (2008) The Application of UV-Visible-NIR Spectroscopy to Oxides, in Metal Oxide Catalysis (eds S. D. Jackson and J. S. J. Hargreaves), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626113.ch2

Editor Information

  1. University of Glasgow, Department of Chemistry, WestCHEM, Joseph Black Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and Centro di Eccellenza NIS, V. P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527318155

Online ISBN: 9783527626113



  • diffuse reflectance;
  • dispersed oxo-species;
  • photoluminescence;
  • insulating oxides;
  • semiconductor oxides


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dedication

  • Introduction

  • Types of Electronic Transitions Producing UV-Vis-NIR Bands

  • UV-Vis-NIR Absorption Spectroscopy

  • UV-Vis-NIR Photoluminescence Spectroscopy

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References