Electron Spin Interactions in Chemistry and Biology: Fundamentals, Methods, Reactions Mechanisms, Magnetic Phenomena, Structure Investigation

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Springer, Jul 25, 2016 - Science - 342 pages

This book presents the versatile and pivotal role of electron spin interactions in nature. It provides the background, methodologies and tools for basic areas related to spin interactions, such as spin chemistry and biology, electron transfer, light energy conversion, photochemistry, radical reactions, magneto-chemistry and magneto-biology. The book also includes an overview of designing advanced magnetic materials, optical and spintronic devices and photo catalysts. This monograph will be of interest to scientists and graduate students working in the areas related to spin interactions physics, biophysics, chemistry and chemical engineering.

 

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Contents

Spin Exchange and Electron Transfer
1
2 Spin Exchange Processes Involving Exited Triplet States
27
3 Spin Electron Dipolar and Contact Interactions
51
4 SpinSelective Processes of Electron and Nuclear Spins
72
Continuous Wave EPR Measurements
93
6 Experimental Methods for the Investigation of Electron Spin Interactions Based on ESR Phenomena Pulse EPR Measurements
123
7 Miscellaneous Methods of Investigation of Electron Spin Interactions Based on Optical and Other Techniques
159
8 Electron Spin Effects in Chosen Chemical and Physical Processes
179
9 Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields Effects on Chemical and Biological Processes
203
10 Electron Spin Interactions in Investigations of the Structure and Spin State of Organic and Metalloorganic Compounds
229
11 Electron Transfer in Biological Systems Light Energy Conversion
258
12 Spin Labeling Methods
289
Conclusions and Outlook
326
References
336
Index
337
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Gertz I. Likhtenshtein received his PhD (1963) and Doctor of Chemical Science (1972) from the Institute of Chemical Physics at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow, where he was appointed to the position of Head of Laboratory of Chemical Physics of Enzyme Catalysis in 1965, becoming a full professor in 1976.
In 1992 he moved to the Department of Chemistry at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, as a full professor in charge of the Laboratory of Chemical Biophysics and has been an emeritus since 2003. He has authored ten scientific books and around 390 papers, and his many awards include the Medal of the Exhibition of Economic Achievement of USSR (1968), the USSR State Price (1977), the Diploma of Discovery of USSR (1979), Diploma of the Israel Chemical Society (2000), Medal from Academy of Science of Tajikistan Republic (2010), the Gold Medal “Academician N. M. Emanuel, Centenary of Birthday” from Russian Academy of Science and Moscow University (2015). Professor Likhtenshtein was a member of the International ESR Society, the American Biophysical Society, the Israel Chemical Society and Israel ESR Society.
His main scientific interests focus on mechanisms of light energy conversion and novel methods of immunoassay, nitroxide and antioxidant analysis.

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