• Johann-Martin Spaeth
  • Jürgen R. Niklas
  • Ralph H. Bartram
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 43)


In the first section of this chapter, the term “structure of point defects in solids” will be defined. The various aspects of the term structure of point defects as well as the range of defect systems which can be investigated by magnetic resonance spectroscopy are discussed. The kinds of questions that can be addressed and answered with the methods currently available are outlined. Subsequent sections contain general descriptions of the basic ideas concerning how electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and the various methods of multiple magnetic resonances, such as electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) and optically detected EPR and ENDOR, can be used to investigate and determine defect structures. The reader is given an overview of what this book is intended to deal with and what it is intended to emphasize. As mentioned in the preface, the major purpose of the book is to provide the reader with a working knowledge enabling him to apply multiple magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the investigation of defects in a large variety of hosts. It is, therefore, not our intention to carefully justify all concepts from first principles. For this the reader is referred to text books on electron paramagnetic resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance. It is not supposed that the reader is completely familiar with EPR and experienced with its use. On the other hand, it is not possible within the framework of this book to outline EPR in as much detail as is done in text books on EPR.


Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrum Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Line Perturb Angular Correlation ENDOR Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johann-Martin Spaeth
    • 1
  • Jürgen R. Niklas
    • 1
  • Ralph H. Bartram
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität-GesamthochschulePaderbornFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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