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Title: Copper ESEEM and HYSCORE through ultra-wideband chirp EPR spectroscopy

The main limitation of pulse electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is its narrow excitation bandwidth. Ultra-wideband (UWB) excitation with frequency-swept chirp pulses over several hundreds of megahertz overcomes this drawback. This allows to excite electron spin echo envelope modulation (ESEEM) from paramagnetic copper centers in crystals, whereas up to now, only ESEEM of ligand nuclei like protons or nitrogens at lower frequencies could be detected. ESEEM spectra are recorded as two-dimensional correlation experiments, since the full digitization of the electron spin echo provides an additional Fourier transform EPR dimension. Thus, UWB hyperfine-sublevel correlation experiments generate a novel three-dimensional EPR-correlated nuclear modulation spectrum.
Authors:
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  1. ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 2, CH-8093 Zurich (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493453
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ACOUSTIC ESR; COPPER; CORRELATIONS; CRYSTALS; EXCITATION; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE; HYPERFINE STRUCTURE; LIGANDS; MODULATION; NITROGEN; PARAMAGNETISM; PROTONS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL LATTICES; TWO-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS