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Isotope Effects in ESR Spectroscopy
AbstractIn order to present the relationship between ESR spectroscopy and isotope effects three levels are considered: (i) ESR spectroscopy is described on a general level up to the models for interpretation of the experimental spectra, which go beyond the usually used time and mass independent spin-Hamilton operator, (ii) the main characteristics of the generalized isotope effects are worked out, and finally (iii) the basic, mainly quantum mechanical effects are used to describe the coupling of electron spins with the degrees of freedom, which are accessible under the selected conditions, of the respective paramagnetic object under investigation. The ESR parameters and the respective models are formalized so far, that they include the time and mass depending influences and reflect the specific isotope effects. Relations will be established between the effects in ESR spectra to spin relaxation, to spin exchange, to the magnetic isotope effect, to the Jahn-Teller effects, as well as to the influence of zero-point vibrations. Examples will be presented which demonstrate the influence of isotopes as well as the kind of accessible information. It will be differentiated with respect to isotope effects in paramagnetic centres itself and in the respective matrices up to the technique of ESR imaging. It is shown that the use of isotope effects is indispensable in ESR spectroscopy.
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Stößer, R.; Herrmann, W. Isotope Effects in ESR Spectroscopy. Molecules 2013, 18, 6679-6722.View more citation formats
Stößer R, Herrmann W. Isotope Effects in ESR Spectroscopy. Molecules. 2013; 18(6):6679-6722.Chicago/Turabian Style
Stößer, Reinhard; Herrmann, Werner. 2013. "Isotope Effects in ESR Spectroscopy." Molecules 18, no. 6: 6679-6722.