Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy
Pilbrow, J. R. Department of Physics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
- Sensitivity and resolution
- Liquids and motional averaging
- Electron transfer between molecules
- Electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR)
- Electron-electron double resonance (ELDOR)
- Optical detection of magnetic resonance (ODMR)
- Pulsed methods
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The study of the resonant response to microwave- or radio-frequency radiation of paramagnetic materials placed in a magnetic field. It is sometimes referred to as electron spin resonance (ESR). Paramagnetic substances normally have an odd number of electrons or unpaired electrons, but sometimes electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) is observed for ions or biradicals with an even number of electrons. EPR spectra are normally presented as plots of the first derivative of the energy absorbed from an oscillating magnetic field at a fixed microwave frequency versus the magnetic field strength. The dispersion may also be detected.
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