EPR and IR Spectroscopy of Free Radicals and Radical Ions Produced by Radiation in Solid Systems

  • Vladimir I. FeldmanEmail author


EPR spectroscopy was extensively used for characterization of highly reactive paramagnetic species produced by ionizing radiation in low-temperature solids for 60 years. The present chapter outlines experimental approaches in this field and presents a review of recent development using a combination of EPR and IR spectroscopy. This approach made it possible to get a new insight in the radiation-induced chemistry of molecules in solids and to provide more detailed information on the structure and dynamics of radiation-induced radicals.

EPR spectroscopy IR spectroscopy Radiation induced radicals and radical ions Low temperature solids Matrix effects Structure and dynamics of radicals Reactions of hydrogen atoms Noble gas hydrides 



I am indebted to all my collaborators and students, who took part in our research of the radiation-induced radicals and radical ions in low-temperature matrices during the past two decades, in particular, Dr. F.F. Sukhov, Dr. A.V Kobzarenko, Dr. A.Yu. Orlov, Dr. D.A. Tyurin, Dr. D.N. Laikov, Dr. I.A. Baranova, I.V. Tyulpina, E.V. Saenko, S.V. Ryazantsev, and S.V. Kameneva. The studies described in this chapter were supported by The Division of Chemistry of The Russian Academy of Sciences (program no. 1) and by The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (proects no. 06-03-33104-a, 09-03-00848-a and 12-03-01009-a).


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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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