who am i

Peter Bernath is a Research Professor at the University of Waterloo. He is also the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) that studies the Earth’s atmosphere. His research objective is the spectroscopic characterization of unusual chemical species. Of particular interest are the molecules found in flames, electrical discharges, lasers, explosions, the earth's atmosphere, stellar atmospheres and the interstellar medium.

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latest publications

P. F. Bernath, D. Bittner and E. L. Sibert III. Infrared Bands: Partial Rotational Assignments, Ab Initio Calculations and Local Mode Analysis. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 123, 6185-6193 (2020). PDF

R. Dodangodage, P. F. Bernath, J. Zhao and B. Billinghurst. Absorption cross sections for ethane broadened by hydrogen and helium in the 3.3 micron region. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 253, 107131 (2020). PDF

P. F. Bernath. Measured Optical Absorption Cross Sections of TiO. The Astrophysical Journal 895, 87 (2020). PDF

Spectra of Atoms and Molecules by Peter Bernath, second edition Spectra of Atoms and Molecules by Peter Bernath, first edition