Authors: Dariya Savchenko, Abdel Hadi Kassiba

Series Title: Frontiers in Magnetic Resonance

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance in Modern Carbon-Based Nanomaterials

Volume 1

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ISSN: 2589-7071 (Print)
ISSN: 2589-708X (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-694-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-693-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810869341180101


This volume presents information about several topics in the field of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) study of carbon-containing nanomaterials. It introduces the reader to an array of experimental and theoretical approaches for the analysis of paramagnetic centers (dangling bonds, interface defects, vacancies, and impurities) usually observed in modern carbon-containing materials such as nanographites, graphene, disordered onion-like carbon nanospheres (DOLCNS), single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), graphene oxide (GO), reduced graphene oxide (rGO), nanodiamonds, silicon carbonitride (SiCN) and silicon carbide (SiC) based composites and thin films.

In particular, the book describes in detail:

  • - The fundamentals of EPR spectroscopy and its application to the carbon-containing materials;
  • - The resolution of the EPR signals from different species in carbon materials;
  • - EPR characterization of spin dynamics in carbon nanomaterials;
  • - Magnetic properties of DWCNTs and MWCNTs polymer composites;
  • - EPR investigations on GO, rGO and CNTs with different chemical functionalities;
  • - EPR spectroscopy of semiconducting SWCNTs thin films and their transistors;
  • - In-situ EPR investigations of the oxygenation processes in coal and graphene materials;
  • - The two-temperature EPR measurement method applied to carbonaceous solids;
  • - Characterization of impurities in nanodiamonds and SiC nanomaterials and related size effects by CW and pulse EPR techniques;
  • - Application of multifrequency EPR to the study of paramagnetic defects in a-Si1-xCx:H thin films and a-SiCxNy based composites.

This volume is a useful guide for researchers interested in the EPR study of paramagnetic centers in the carbon-containing thin films, nanomaterials, ceramics, etc. It is also a valuable teaching tool at graduate and postgraduate levels for advanced courses in analytical chemistry, applied sciences and spectroscopy.


The Volume 1 of Frontiers in Magnetic Resonance comprises 13 chapters on topics of high importance in the field of electron paramagnetic resonance study of carbon-containing nanomaterials. The topics and authors were selected from recently published papers in highly cited journals (Nat. Commun., Sci. Rep., J. Mater. Chem. C, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Phys. Rev. B, Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Appl. Phys., Chem. Phys. Lett., Phys. Status Solidi B, Appl. Magn. Reson., etc.).

The first chapter by Prof. S.K. Misra will give the reader the fundamentals of EPR spectroscopy in regards to its application to the carbon-containing materials. The focus of chapter 2 by Dr. A. Barbon et al. is set to the resolution of the EPR signals attributable to different species, or structures, that are present in graphite and graphene-like materials. Chapter 3 by Prof. L. Forró et al., presents the ESR characterization of spin dynamics of conducting carbon nanomaterials. In chapter 4, by Dr. V. Likodimos et al., the EPR spectroscopy is exploited to investigate spin dynamics of DWCNTs and composites of oxidized MWCNTs embedded in an elastomeric poly(ether-ester) block copolymer. Chapter 5 by Dr. rer. nat. E. Erdem et al., focuses on discussing EPR investigations on graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, and carbon nanotubes with different chemical functionalities. In Chapter 6, Dr. K. Marumoto reviews the ESR spectroscopy of semiconducting single-walled CNT thin films and their transistors. Chapter 7 by Dr. S. Ruthstein et al. describes the findings on the oxygenation processes of coal and graphene materials using in-situ EPR experiments at various atmospheric environments. In Chapter 8, Prof. A.B. Więckowski et al. describe the application of the two-temperature EPR measurement method to carbonaceous solids. In Chapter 9, Prof. P. Baranov et al. review the characterization of impurities in nanodiamonds by means of multifrequency CW and pulse EPR techniques. Chapter 10 by Dr.Sc. S. Andronenko et al. shows the application of multifrequency EPR to the study of SiCN nanoceramics. In Chapter 11, Prof. A. Kassiba et al. discuss the study of paramagnetic centers in SiC nanomaterials by means of CW and pulse EPR techniques. In Chapter 12, Dr. D. Savchenko reviews the size effects observed in EPR and ENDOR spectra of SiC nanoparticles and nanodiamonds. Finally, in Chapter 13, DrSc. E. Kalabukhova et al. review the EPR study of paramagnetic defects in amorphous a-Si1-xCx:H and a-SiCxNy thin films.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the authors for their excellent contributions. We would also like to thank the entire team of Bentham Science Publishers, particularly Mr. Shehzad Naqvi (Senior Manager Publication) and Dr. Faryal Sami (Assistant Manager Publications), for their excellent efforts. We are confident that this volume will receive wide appreciation from students and researchers.

Dr. Dariya Savchenko
Department of Analysis of Functional Materials,
Division of Optics, Institute of Physics CAS, Prague
Czech Republic
Department of Physics and Solid State Physics,
National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv
Prof. Abdel Hadi Kassiba
Institute of Molecules and Materials, UMR-CNRS,
Le Mans University, Le Mans