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Pure Appl. Chem., 2004, Vol. 76, No. 6, pp. 1083-1118


Quantities, terminology, and symbols in photothermal and related spectroscopies (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)

M. Terazima*, N. Hirota*, S. E. Braslavsky, Andreas Mandelis, S. E. Bialkowski, G. J. Diebold, R. J. D. Miller, Danièle Fournier, R. A. Palmer and A. Tam

Abstract: This paper presents quantities, terminology, and symbols of terms related to photothermal phenomena and used in photothermal and related spectroscopies. The terms used in the literature to describe photothermal phenomena and methods are reviewed, and a glossary of terms is given. The origins of photothermal phenomena, as well as the relations among various photothermal effects, are summarized. The listed terms cover the terminology in transient grating, transient lens, photoacoustic spectroscopy, photothermal radiometry, calorimetry, interferometry, deflection, reflection, and other related spectroscopies, which use or are related to photothermal effects.