electron spin resonance


noun Physics.

the flipping back and forth between two spin directions of electrons in a magnetic field when electromagnetic radiation of the proper frequency is applied. Abbreviation: ESR

Origin of electron spin resonance

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called electron paramagnetic resonance, spin resonance.
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British Dictionary definitions for electron paramagnetic resonance (1 of 2)

electron paramagnetic resonance


noun

physics another name for electron spin resonance Abbreviation: EPR

British Dictionary definitions for electron paramagnetic resonance (2 of 2)

electron spin resonance


noun

a technique for investigating paramagnetic substances by subjecting them to high-frequency radiation in a strong magnetic field. Changes in the spin of unpaired electrons cause radiation to be absorbed at certain frequenciesAbbreviation: ESR See also nuclear magnetic resonance
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Medicine definitions for electron paramagnetic resonance

electron spin resonance


n.

A spectrometric method, based on measurement of the spins of unpaired electrons in a magnetic field, for detecting and estimating free radicals in organic reactions.
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