Electron-Spin-Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy of Polymers

Part of the Polymers book series (POLYMERS, volume 7)


The basis of ESR spectroscopy is absorption of electromagnetic radiation by unpaired electrons in a magnetic field 1,5–9). Unpaired electrons are characterised by an angular momentum, the “spin”, which is connected with a magnetic moment (Chap. 8). This magnetic moment is influenced by external magnetic fields in such a way that two orientations of different energy are formed [Eq. (9.1) and Fig. 9.1].


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance External Magnetic Field Triplet State Unpaired Electron Spin Label 
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  1. 1.Battelle-Institut e. V.Frankfurt/M. 90Germany

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