Infrared spectroscopy was developed at the beginning of the 20th century for analytical chemical purposes and it is remarkable that the first contribution of the first issue of Physical Review, one of the first and among the most important physical magazines, published in 1883, was devoted to “a study of the transmission spectra of certain substances in the infrared” that included also a plate of a quartz rock crystal (Nichols 1883). In 1905, William W. Coblentz released the very first database of IR spectra where the characteristic wavelength at which various materials absorbed the IR radiation were...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.