About the book
Magnetic phenomena are pervasive in the universe. They are in a magnetar as they are, and they also operate in a living being. Magnetic phenomena and magnetic materials and molecules are legions. The paramagnetic kingdom includes natural paramagnets, transition metal ion compounds, rare earth complexes, minerals and oxides, impurities, defects in crystals and in glasses. Biological paramagnetism is intertwined with the workings of living organisms through myriads of transition metal proteins and enzymes, ferritin, hemoglobin, nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen-based free radicals. Many of these paramagnetic species are transient, others are stable.
Modern paramagnetism is mainly directed to those involved in research, lecturers, undergraduate and graduate students who work crosses paths with paramagnetism in one way or another. It gives the fundamentals of the theory of electron and nuclear paramagnetism, the relaxation and saturation mechanisms involved. Superparamagnetism and molecular magnets are included. It provides detailed NMR, EPR, magnetometry experimental, macroscopic and microscopic techniques.
The book intends to show the interpretations of bulk and spectroscopic measurements through many examples and applications. Examples should include but are not limited to: ferroelectrics, biological free radicals, chemical paramagnetic synthesized compounds, DNA radiation damage, ferroelectromagnets, perovskites, doped glasses, nitrogen and/or oxygen reactive free radicals, and so forth.
The book is directed to the new generations of physicists, engineers, biologists, medical specialists, material scientists, and chemists that would find examples and applications with valuable information and techniques on the science of paramagnetism.