Goldbook title
IUPAC > Gold Book > alphabetical index > H > half-width of a band
Gold G Icon
Indexes Download


of a band
The full width of a spectral band at a height equal to half of the height at the band maximum. Also known as full width at half maximum (FWHM). The dimension of band width should be either inverse length (wavenumbers) or inverse time (frequencies) so that the values give an indication of the energies. Note the hyphen in half-width. Half bandwidth has the meaning of half-width at half maximum.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2245
Interactive Link Maps
First Level Second Level Third Level
Cite as:
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term:
Original PDF version: The PDF version is out of date and is provided for reference purposes only. For some entries, the PDF version may be unavailable.
Current PDF version | Version for print | History of this term