大学化学 >> 2021, Vol. 36 >> Issue (6): 2008054.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202008054

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旋光理论量子力学诠释的先驱——莱昂·罗森菲尔德

章慧()   

  • 收稿日期:2020-08-24 录用日期:2020-09-07 发布日期:2020-09-10
  • 通讯作者: 章慧 E-mail:huizhang@xmu.edu.cn
  • 作者简介:章慧, Email: huizhang@xmu.edu.cn
  • 基金资助:
    国家自然科学基金(21273175);国家基础科学人才培养基金(J1310024)

Léon Rosenfeld: A Pioneer in the Quantum Mechanical Interpretation of the Optical Activity Theory

Hui Zhang()   

  • Received:2020-08-24 Accepted:2020-09-07 Published:2020-09-10
  • Contact: Hui Zhang E-mail:huizhang@xmu.edu.cn

摘要:

要深入了解20世纪手性光谱学的迷人历史及其与量子物理学史的联系,最好的方式之一是探寻特定学者生动的人生故事。本文描述了比利时理论物理学家莱昂·罗森菲尔德(1904–1974)创建旋光理论量子力学诠释的鲜为人知的经历。在科学文献史上,关于罗森菲尔德基本上是一张白纸,但作为探究光学活性量子起源的先驱,他在手性光谱学发展史上有着不可替代的地位。

关键词: 旋光理论, 量子力学, 科学史

Abstract:

One best way to get insight into the fascinating history of twentieth century chiroptical spectroscopy and its inextricable entanglement with history of quantum physics is to look at the vivid life stories of particular scholars. This article describes the little-known experience of the Belgian theoretical physicist Léon Rosenfeld (1904-1974) in creating a quantum interpretation of the optical activity theory. In the history of science literature Rosenfeld' page was totally a blank sheet, but as a pioneer in the exploration of the quantum origin of optical activity, he has an irreplaceable position in the development history of chiroptical spectroscopy.

Key words: Optical activity theory, Quantum mechanics, History of science

MSC2000: 

  • G64