Posted by Stuart

DPhil Research

During my Chemistry Part II year and subsequent DPhil studies, I was a member of a research group studying the effect of magnetic fields on the rates and yields of chemical reactions. My Supervisors were Prof. P.J. Hore and Dr. C.R. Timmel.

I studied various aspects of reactions modified by magnetic fields, but one of the best techniques available was an oscillating magnetic field effect (OMFE) experiment which shows how chemical systems differ in their reactions as both the frequency and power of the field is changed.

I had a few papers published which resulted from this work:

  • Spin-locking in low-frequency reaction yield detected magnetic resonance (DOI: 10.1039/C3CP52019F)
  • Radiofrequency Polarization Effects in Low-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (DOI: 10.1039/b907915g)
  • Radiofrequency Polarization Effects in Zero-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (DOI: 10.1039/b906102a)
  • Determination of radical re-encounter probability distributions from magnetic field effects on reaction yields (DOI: 10.1021/ja068209l)