from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Study of spectra, especially experimental observation of optical spectra.
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- n. The scientific study of spectra.
- n. The use of spectrometers in chemical analysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the art and science dealing with the use of a spectroscope, and the production and analysis of spectra; the action of using a spectroscope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of science, more particularly of chemical and physical science, which is concerned with the use of the spectroscope and with spectrum analysis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra
Her skills in spectroscopy have allowed her to assemble a large library of synthetic spectra that has aided many other researchers in their investigations of our own and other galaxies.
Using a metaphor, magnetic resonance spectroscopy is like listening to a radio broadcast of a symphony in the 1940s.
A chance encounter in 1971 set off a chain of experiments that would move NMR spectroscopy from a tool chemists use to solve structures to one that doctors could use to create detailed images of internal organs.
NMR spectroscopy is used mainly to detect hydrogen atoms in a molecule, and because cells contain a high proportion of water Damadian was investigating whether the technique could detect tumours, by virtue of the fact that the water content in tumour cells is different from normal cells.
His photo - and Auger-electron spectroscopy is used as an analytical tool in several other areas of physics and chemistry.
Remember first that spectroscopy is very much concerned with the detection of signals from a sample containing some compound.
NMR spectroscopy is also used for studying how carbocations rearrange to other cations.
NMR spectroscopy is today used within practically all branches of chemistry, at universities as well as industrial laboratories.
During my last years at Varian (1966-68), we developed numerous computer applications in spectroscopy for automated experiments and improved data processing.
The "Paul trap" now used in ion-trap spectroscopy is a further development of this mass filter.