Cardiff authors publish new OUP textbook in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
10 October 2016
Dr. Emma Carter and Prof. Damien Murphy from the School of Chemistry, in collaboration with Dr. Victor Chechik (University of York), have just published a new textbook on Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy in the renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series. These textbooks aimed at UG students, postgraduate researchers and lecturers, provide a rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of the subject area, and are ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research.
The text contains end-of-chapter questions, margin notes, worked examples, in-depth advice to aid practical analysis, an online resource centre with interactive questions, a link to educational simulation software and downloadable figures for use in teaching resources.
In this book, a succinct and user-friendly introduction to this powerful technique for characterizing paramagnetic molecules is presented. An extremely versatile technique, EPR spectroscopy is increasingly used across fields as diverse as biology, materials science, chemistry and physics. This primer provides the perfect introduction to EPR by taking the reader from basic principles and theory, through to how spectra can be interpreted for real systems, with frequent examples demonstrating the many ways the technique can be applied. The text focuses mainly on the continuous wave (CW) methodology, as this is still the most widely used version of the technique, focusing on organic radicals in solution, anisotropy in the solid state, transition metal ions and inorganic radicals, systems with multiple unpaired electrons, understanding the nature of line-width effects in EPR, and finishes with an introduction to more advanced pulsed techniques.
Although many excellent and advanced textbooks are available on EPR, the authors wrote this text owing to the absence of any alternative entry level book in the subject, and it is hoped it will provide a sound introduction to the technique for UG and graduate students for years to come.