EPR Experiments and Theory for Teaching

EPR Experiments and Theory for the Educational Laboratories

Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (also known as electron spin resonance - ESR), is much less well known than some of the other spectroscopy methods, and there are many misconceptions about its size, cost and complexity. EPR is very much suited to an educational environment as the newer instruments are affordable, portable, require minimum upkeep and may be used for a wide range of experiments in a teaching laboratory as well as for undergraduate and graduate research projects.
This webinar took place on September 06th 2018

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Overview

In this webinar, the technical aspects and capabilities of the microESR instrument from Bruker will be discussed. This compact and versatile instrument’s potential use in chemistry education will be highlighted alongside an in-depth explanation of EPR theory so as to promote the understanding of the fundamentals necessary to prepare the next generation of scientific minds to properly use EPR technology in their future careers.

What to expect

A detailed discussion of EPR theory that will help integrate the microESR into a variety of course curriculums alongside a showcase of a demonstrative selection of experiments.

Key topics

EPR experiments:

  • Instrumental
  • The Shape and Width of EPR Spectral Lines
  • Quantitative EPR
  • Electron Density
  • Kinetics

Benefits of learning EPR in real life:

  • Unlocked future career paths
  • Advantages over other students
  • Hands-on time with instruments to promote a better lab experience

 How to design coursework using microESR

  • Select from 11 premade experiments

    • 11 premade experiments allows for lots of different topics within chemistry, physics, biology, etc. to be covered

Who should attend

The main audience for this webinar is those involved in academic teachings and laboratory instruction. In particular, this webinar is also of interest to chemistry and biochemistry professors, and scientists already using EPR. The webinar will be useful for physics professors, university department chairs, post docs, and graduate students.

Speakers

Dr. Brendan Lichtenthal
Started his scientific training at Union College, earning a B.S. in chemistry. He continued his training at Stony Brook University where he earned a Master’s in chemistry. Much of his work focused on small molecule organic synthesis and the accompanying structural NMR that goes along with it. His areas of study included substituted b lactams, taxoids, and antibacterials. He currently offers customer support for TD-NMR and some EPR applications.
Dr. Christine Hofstetter
Studied chemistry at Simmons College in Boston, and did her dissertation in the field of physical chemistry at Brandeis University on the solution structure of chiral ions pairs by NMR spectroscopy. At Bruker, she is an Applications Chemist for the microESR in the Applied, Industrial, and Clinical (AIC) division.