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Chemical Generation and Reception of Radio-and Microwaves

ISBN: 978-0-471-18859-9
196 pages
November 1993
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With this first critical overview in a decade, two internationally recognized authorities on spin chemistry make an important contribution to this timely topic in chemical physics.

Two novel features of chemical reactions are described: The generation o waves by reactions and the effects of the
electromagnetic waves on some chemical reactions. In this sense, this treatise formulates chemical radiophysics as a new field of chemical physics.

The authors detail physical and chemical reaction mechanisms, the selection of nuclei by spin orientation and magnetic moment, (non)magnetic isotope separation and accumulation in reaction methods. Coverage features new insights into chemical dynamics and reaction mechanisms. Chemical radiophysics offers new radiospectroscopy techniques of exquisite sensitivity. One brief chapter summarizes the physical basis by which electromagnetic fields could affect reactions of biological significance.

Chemical Generation and Reception of Radio- and Microwaves is an essential reference for chemical physicists, physical organic chemists, materials scientists, and radio- and biophysicists.
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Table of Contents

Magnetic Scenario of Chemical Reaction/
Magnetic Interactions in Chemical Reactions/
Magnetic Effects in Chemical Reactions/
Chemically Induced Radio-Frequency Emission/
Reaction Yield Detected Magnetic Resonance -
RYDMR in Solids/
RYDMR in Liquid Solutions/
RYDMR in Photosynthetic Systems/
Radio-Induced Magnetic Isotope Effect/
Microwave-Stimulated Nuclear Polarization/
Coherence in Spin Dynamics and Chemical Reactivity/
On the Action of Electromagnetic Waves on Biological Processes/
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