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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
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Also called electron paramagnetic resonance, spin resonance.

Origin of electron spin resonance

First recorded in 1950–55
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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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Medical definitions for electron spin 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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