Physical Aspects of the Spin Labelling Technique

  • Philippe F. Devaux
  • Jean Davoust
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 52)


A brief review of the physical aspects of the spin labeling technique is given. Emphasis is put on the qualitative description of the phenomena which enable us to obtain information on molecular motion in biological and related systems. The conventional use of nitroxides, saturation transfer spectroscopy and electron spin-electron spin interactions are the three topics discussed.


Correlation Time Spin Label Fast Motion Physical Aspect Resonance Position 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe F. Devaux
    • 1
  • Jean Davoust
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Biologie Physico-ChimiqueParisFrance

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