Hermann Jahn and Rudolf Renner of the Jahn-Teller and Renner-Teller effects

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Vibronic interactions have received increasing attention in modern structural chemistry. Edward Teller played a pioneering role in understanding and describing them during the "molecular physics" period of his scientific career. Very little is known about the two scientists who contributed significantly to our knowledge about these effects and whose names have become associated with Teller's. This Editorial is devoted to Hermann Jahn and Rudolf Renner and attempts to lift them out of oblivion by paying them tribute for their contributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-540
Number of pages4
JournalStructural Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 26 2009


  • Born-Oppenheimer approximation
  • Edward Teller
  • Hermann Jahn
  • Jahn-Teller effect
  • Renner-Teller effect
  • Rudolf Renner
  • Vibronic interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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