ADVANCED EPR METHODS AND ELECTRON SPIN DYNAMICS IN MOLECULAR AND NANO-SCALE MATERIALS – About the Group

The pulsed EPR group is part of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN) at the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos. Our main project, entitled Advanced EPR Methods and Electron Spin Dynamics in Molecular and Nano-scale Materials, belongs to the “Chemical Sciences for Nanostructures and Biological Applications” program of INN.

The main objectives of the project include:

• Implementation of advanced Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) methods for quantum computation
• Development of pulsed EPR methods aimed at sensitivity enhancement
• Characterization of paramagnetic species including transition metal ions and free radicals

Main research activities:

• Evaluation of spin-spin and spin-lattice relaxation times of atomic hydrogen for spin-based quantum computing applications
• Peculiarities of 2D hyperfine correlation spectra (HYSCORE) due to strain effects of paramagnetic centers
• Coordination chemistry of Cu(II) and V(IV) complexes: elucidation of electronic and geometric structure using advanced EPR methods