EPR of Free Radicals in Solids: Trends in Methods and Applications presents methods and applications of modern EPR for the study of free radical processes in solids, which so far are only available in the journal literature. The first part of the book, covering trends in methods, contains experimentally oriented chapters on continuous wave and pulsed EPR techniques and special methods involving muon magnetic resonance and optical detection and theory for dynamic studies. New simulation schemes, including the influence of dynamics, are presented as well as advances in the calculation of hyperfine and electronic g-tensors. The second part of the book presents applications involving studies of radiation and photo-induced inorganic and organic radicals in inert matrices, including novel results of quantum effects in small radicals. High-spin molecules and complexes are also considered as well as radical processes in photosynthesis. Recent advances in EPR dosimetry are summarized.
Contributing Authors. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part 1: Trends in Methods. 1. Continuous wave EPR of radicals in solids; A. Lund, Wei Liu. 2. Pulsed EPR of paramagnectic centers in solid phases; M. Brustolon, A. Barbon. 3. Dynamical effects in CW and pulsed EPR; N.P. Benetis. 4. Quantum effects in deuterium labelled radicals at low temperature; M. Shiotani, K. Komaguchi. 5. XSophe - Sophe - XeprView: A computer simulation software suite for the analysis of continuous wave EPR spectra; G.R. Hanson, K.E. Gates, C.J. Noble, A. Mitchell, S. Benson, M. Griffin, K. Burrage. 6. The calculation of the hyperfine coupling tensors of biological radicals; Fuqiang Ban, J.W. Gauld, S.D. Wetmore, R.J. Boyd. 7. Ab initio and density functional calculations of electronic g-tensors for organic radicals; M. Kaupp. 8. Radiolabelled radicals derived from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) sorbed on reactive surfaces: implications for atmospheric chemistry and pollution control; C.J. Rhodes. Part II: Trends in Applications. 9. EPR studies of atomic impurities in rare gas matrices; H. Kunttu, J. Eloranta. 10. Organic radical cations and neutral radicals produced by radiation in low-temperature matrices; V. Feidman. 11. Molecule-based exchange high-spin clusters; T. Takui, H. Matsuoka, K. Furukawa, S. Nakazawa, K. Sato, D. Shiomi. 12. High spin molecules directed towards molecular magnets; M. Baumgarten. 13. Electron transfer and structure of plant photosystem II; A. Kawamori. 14. Recent development of EPR dosimetry; N.D. Yordanov, V. Gancheva. 15. Optically detected magnetic resonance of defects in semiconductors; Weimin M. Chen. Index.