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Short Description

The electron spin resonance spectrometer serves to detect and characterize the electronic properties of:
i) paramagnetic defects in solids
ii) transition metal ions in solids and solutions
iii) simple and larger molecular radicals.
The device is operated in the X-band range and has extensions that allow ESR measurements in the temperature range 10 - 500 K. Vacuum accessories and cavity resonators allow ESR measurements to be carried out in a controllable gas atmosphere and / or under photoexcitation.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald

Research Services

Detection and characterization of radicals and other paramagnetic species

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Using the ESR spectrometer, paramagnetic species can be investigated in different aggregate states. As a magnetic resonance method, this analytical method provides important information on the electronic structure of molecules and solids that exhibit unpaired electrons as spectroscopic special species.
Complementary equipment allows the generation of paramagnetic centers in the respective investigation system, with the help of light irradiation, heating or chemical reactions, in order to investigate their electronic environment, reactivity and stability.

Allocation to Core Facility


Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald
Fachbereich Chemie und Physik der Materialien
Please contact the University of Salzburg (science_plus@sbg.ac.at) or the responsible contact person for this section mentioned in the contact field.
Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg
Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg
FWF P 28797 Intergranulare Bereiche in Nanokristallinen Oxiden.
01.02.2017 - 31.01.2020
Intergranulare Bereiche in nanokristallinen Keramiken
Projektleiter: Oliver DIWALD

DFG Forschergruppe “Functional Molecular Structures on Complex Oxide Surfaces, FOR 1878)
Teilprojekt “Oxidische Nanostrukturen“
01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020

Vapor phase synthesized MgO nanocubes as seed structures in solution
O. Diwald

Oxidische Nanostrukturen; Forschergruppe: Functional Molecular Structures on Complex Oxide Surfaces, Project 5 “Oxide Nanostructures ,
O. Diwald

From the solid-vacuum interface to the working electrode – Nature, reactivity and functionality of hydrogen-derived electron centers in semiconducting oxides,
T. Berger
Traps and Interfaces in Photocatalysis: Model Studies on TiO2 Particle Systems, in Photocatalysis Fundamentals and Perspectives,
T. Berger and O. Diwald
RSC Energy & Env. Series No. 14,: ed. Jenny Schneider, Detlef Bahnemann, et al., p 185-215, in press, © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016

Electronic Reducibility Scales with Intergranular Interface Area in Consolidated In2O3 Nanoparticle Powders
D. Thomele, N. Siedl, J. Bernardi and O. Diwald
J. Phys. Chem. C
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10648;