Electron spin resonance spectroscopy

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An analytical technique that uses a strong magnetic field to examine the spin states of unpaired electrons. Electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy has been used to compare marbles and quarries based on their manganese and iron content. It is one of the Radiometric dating methods.

Synonyms and Related Terms

ESR; electron paramagnetic resonance; EPR; resonance paramagnétique electronique (Fr.)

Resources and Citations

  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Janet Burnett Grossman, Looking at Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2003