Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 84, Issue 4, pp 646–649 | Cite as

EPR Spectroscopy in Environmental Lichen-Indication

  • P. V. Bondarenko
  • Le Thi Bich Nguyet
  • S. E. ZhuravlevaEmail author
  • E. M. Trukhan

The paramagnetic properties of lichens were investigated using EPR spectroscopy and Xanthoria parietina (L.) Th. Fr. as a case study. It was found that the concentration of paramagnetic centers in lichen thalli increased as the air-pollution level increased. Possible formation mechanisms of the paramagnetic centers in lichens were discussed. The efficiency of using EPR spectroscopy to study lichens as environmental quality indicators was demonstrated.


electron paramagnetic resonance paramagnetic properties lichens lichen-indication air pollution Index 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Bondarenko
    • 1
  • Le Thi Bich Nguyet
    • 1
  • S. E. Zhuravleva
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. M. Trukhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)DolgoprudnyiRussia

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