The “science-softCon UV/Vis⁺ Photochemistry Database” (www.photochemistry.org) is a large and comprehensive collection of EUV-VUV-UV-Vis-NIR spectral data and other photochemical information assembled from published peer-reviewed papers. The database contains photochemical data including absorption, fluorescence, photoelectron, and circular and linear dichroism spectra, as well as quantum yields and photolysis related data that are critically needed in many scientific disciplines. This manuscript gives an outline regarding the structure and content of the “science-softCon UV/Vis⁺ Photochemistry Database”. The accurate and reliable molecular level information provided in this database is fundamental in nature and helps in proceeding further to understand photon, electron and ion induced chemistry of molecules of interest not only in spectroscopy, astrochemistry, astrophysics, Earth and planetary sciences, environmental chemistry, plasma physics, combustion chemistry but also in applied fields such as medical diagnostics, pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, agriculture, and catalysis. In order to illustrate this, we illustrate the use of the UV/Vis⁺ Photochemistry Database in four different fields of scientific endeavor.
Spectral information (gas, liquid and solid phase from EUV-VUV-UV-Vis-NIR) and related data (e.g. information concerning publications on quantum yield studies or photolysis studies) from published papers. The 12th edition of the science-softCon "UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base" CD-ROM series contains about 13500 spectra/data sheets (ascii-format) as well as about 5000 graphical representations and additional photochemistry information from published papers for about 2800 substances. The database is subdivided into 28 substance groups. You will find more information at www.photochemistry.org. ====================================================================== Preface from the "Honorary Editor" : It is a great honour to be invited to be the Honorary Editor of the 12th edition of the science-soft-Con UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base. This data base has grown considerably over years and at present contain more than 13500 spectra/datasheets and above 5000 graphical representations for 2800 substances and it is updated regularly. The spectroscopic information available with this database is up to date and helpful for us for the last many years. Being a experimental Molecular spectroscopist and developer of experimental facilities for Atomic Molecular and optical Science research, I found UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base is of immense value to my research programs and the Molecular Physics community visiting our experimental facilities at Indus synchrotron source in India. I am sure many molecular spectroscopic research programs around the world will be benefitted from this database project in the future especially for analysis of the different spectroscopic aspects of molecules. The accurate and reliable information available with this data base on molecules is fundamental in nature and helps in proceeding further to understand photon, electron and ion induced chemistry of molecules of interest not only in Astro-Chemistry, Astro-Physics, Environmental chemistry, plasma Physics but also in applied fields such as Medical Diagnostics, Agriculture, Bio-chemistry and catalysis. I strongly feel that this project, “science-softCon UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base”, requires continual updating as more data becomes available in future. This updating shall directly help the molecular research programs by providing vital information for understanding particle/photon induced processes in normal and extreme conditions. I urge the scientific community to support this important project and suggest to their students and colleagues to use this facility and get benefitted. Professor B.N. Rajasekhar, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
Spectral information (gas, liquid and solid phase from EUV-VUV-UV-Vis-NIR) and related data (e.g. information concerning publications on quantum yield studies or photolysis studies) from published papers. The 11th edition of the science-softCon "UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base" contains about 10500 spectra/data sheets (ascii-format) as well as about 3500 graphical representations and additional photochemistry information from published papers for about 2000 substances. The data base is subdivided into 28 substance groups.