Coupled-Oscillator Type Derivation of Magnetic Circular Dichroism
Journal article, 1998

A new formalism for magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) is presented that is in many ways analogous to the Kirkwood-Kuhn coupled oscillator formalism for the circular dichroism arising from the coupling of electric dipole allowed transitions. The nature of the A-, B-, and C-terms that are usually used to interpret MCD spectra is more transparent with this formalism than with those in the literature. The paper concludes with a brief analysis of some literature examples.


A. Rodger

Bengt Nordén

Department of Physical Chemistry


1024-2430 (ISSN)

Vol. 3 4-5 409-421

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