Filling the gap for a systematic, authoritative, and up-to-date review of this cutting-edge technique, this book covers both low and high frequency EPR, emphasizing the importance of adopting the multifrequency approach to study paramagnetic systems in full detail by using the EPR method. In so doing, it discusses not only the underlying theory and applications, but also all recent advances -- with a final section devoted to future perspectives.
Sushil Misra is a Full Professor of Physics at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Professor Misra received his Ph.D. from Saint Louis University, USA, and spent sabbatical leaves at Harvard University, Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France), Technische Hogeshule (Delft, Holland), Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), and Cornell University. He has done extensive experimental and theoretical research in the area of electron paramagnetic resonance for the last 28 years, with some 210 papers to his credit. Currently, he is a collaborating faculty member at ACERT (Advanced Center for Electron Spin Research Technology at Cornell University). He has written numerous review articles and book chapters on EPR, and has been invited frequently as a specialist to present lectures at international conferences.
1. Introduction 2. Multifrequency Aspects of EPR 3. Basic Theory of EPR PART A. EXPERIMENTAL 4. Spectrometers 4.1 Zero-field EPR 4.2 Low Frequency CW EPR Spectrometers 4.3 High Frequencies 4.4 Pulsed Technique 5. Multifrequency EPR: Experimental Considerations 5.1 Multiarm EPR Spectroscopy at Multiple Microwave Frequencies 5.2 Resonators for Multifrequency EPR of Spin Labels 5.3 Multi-frequency EPR Sensitivity PART B. THEORETICAL 6 First Principles Approach to Spin-Hamiltonian Parameters 7 Spin Hamiltonians and Site Symmetries for Transition Ions 8 Evaluation of Spin Hamiltonian Parameters from Multifrequency EPR Data 9 Simulation of EPR Spectra 10 Relaxation of Paramagnetic Spins 11 Molecular Motions 12 Distance Measurements: CW and Pulse Dipolar EPR PART C. APPLICATIONS 13 Determination of large Zero Field Splitting 14 Determination of non-coincident anisotrpic tensors 15 Biological Systems 16 Copper Coordination Environments 17 Multifrequency Electron Spin Relaxation Times 18 EPR Imaging 19 Multifrequency EPR Microscopy: Experimental and Theoretical Aspects 20 EPR Studies of Nano-materials 21 Single Molecule Magnets and Magnetic Quantum Tunneling 22 Multifrequency EPR of Photosynthetic Systems 23 Measurement of Superconducting Gaps 24 Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) at High Magnetic Fields 25 Chemically Induced Dynamic Nuclear Polarization and Chemically Induced Dynamic Electronic Polarization PART D. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES 26 Future Perspectives Appendix Fundamental constants and Conversion Factors used in EPR