Spin Chemistry Tutorials

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In alphabetical (author) order:

G Bodenhausen, R Ernst, and A Wokaun, Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in One and Two Dimensions, 1997.

A L Buchachenko and E L Frankevich, Chemical Generation and Reception of Radio-and Microwaves, 1993.

A Carrington and A D McLachlan, Introduction to Magnetic Resonance: With Applications to Chemistry and Chemical Physics, 1967.

M D E Forbes, Carbon-Centered Free Radicals and Radical Cations: Structure, Reactivity, and Dynamics, 2009.

D Gamliel and H Levanon, Stochastic Processes in Magnetic Resonance, 1995.

H Hayashi, Introduction to Dynamic Spin Chemistry: Magnetic Field Effects on Chemical and Biochemical Reactions, 2004.

P J Hore, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, 2nd Edition, 2015.

P J Hore, J Jones, and S Wimperis, NMR: The Toolkit, 2nd Edition, 2015.

M H Levitt, Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, 2nd Edition, 2008.

S Nagakura, H Hayashi, and T Azumi, Dynamic Spin Chemistry: Magnetic Controls and Spin Dynamics of Chemical Reactions, 1999.

J J Sakurai and J Napolitano, Modern Quantum Mechanics, 3rd Edition, 2020.

K M Salikhov, Magnetic Isotope Effect in Radical Reactions. Springer Verlag, Wien New-York, 1996.

K M Salikhov, Yu N Molin, R Z Sagdeev, A L Buchachenko, Spin Polarization and Magnetic Effects in Radical Reactions, Academic Kiado Budapest, Elsevier Amsterdam, 1984.

A Schweiger and G Jeschke, Principles of Pulse Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, 2001.

Review Articles

In chronological order:

U E Steiner and T Ulrich, Magnetic field effects in chemical kinetics and related phenomena, Chemical Reviews 1989, 89, 1, 51–147.

J R Woodward, Radical Pairs in Solution, Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism. 27, 165–207. 2002.

K L Ivanov, A N Pravdivtsev, A V Yurkovskaya, H-M Vieth, R Kaptein, The role of level anti-crossings in nuclear spin hyperpolarization, Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, 81, 1-36, 2014.

P J Hore and H Mouritsen, The Radical-Pair Mechanism of Magnetoreception, Annual Review of Biophysics 2016 45:1, 299-344.

K L Ivanov, A Wagenpfah, C Deibe and J Matysik, Spin-chemistry concepts for spintronics scientists, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2017, 8, 1427–1445.

O B Morozova, A V Yurkovskaya, H-M Vieth, D V Sosnovsky, K L Ivanov, Light-induced spin hyperpolarization in condensed phase, Molecular Physics, 115, 2907-2943, 2017.

G Buntkowsky, K L Ivanov, H-M Vieth, From Free Radicals and Spin-Chemistry Over Spin-Dynamics and Hyperpolarization to Biology and Materials Science, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, 231, 167-175, 2017.

O B Morozova, K L Ivanov, Time-resolved CIDNP of biologically important molecules, ChemPhysChem, 20, 197-215, 2019.

D A Barskiy, S Knecht, A V Yurkovskaya, K L Ivanov, SABRE: chemical kinetics and spin dynamics of the formation of hyperpolarization, Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, 114-115, 33-70, 2019.

P J Hore, K L Ivanov, M R Wasielewski, Spin Chemistry, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 152, 120401, 2020.

J Matysik, Y Ding, Y Kim, P Kurle, A Yurkovskaya, K Ivanov and A Alia, Photo-CIDNP in Solid State, Applied Magnetic Resonance volume 53, 521–537, 2022.


Spin dynamics tutorials by Ilia Kuprov.

EPR tutorials by Ranjan Das.

Global NMR Discussion Meetings

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Tutorial by Peter J Hore on the radical pair mechanism of magnetoreception at the FENS Hertie Winter School 2017.