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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

EPR Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials


Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Janez Štrancar


Students will become acquainted with the use of CW and pulse EPR technique for the study of low-dimensional magnetic systems, finite-dimension systems (together with nanoparticles, nanotubes, etc.).


Introduction to EPR:
· Pulse EPR
Introduction to EPR in low-dimensional systems:
· Spin Hamiltonian
· EPR-spectrum of pairs
· EPR-spectrum of magnetic clusters
· EPR in solid state
· EPR in low-dimensional magnetic systems
· 2D-systems
· 1D-systems
· Excitons
EPR in nanotubes:
· The latest advances in the study of nanotubes by EPR

Course literature:

The latest articles from scientific journals.

Transition Ion Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, J. R. Pilbrow, Oxford Science Publications, Oxford 1990

EPR of Exchange Coupled Systems, A. Bencini, D. Gatteschi, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 1990

Principles of pulse electron paramagnetic resonance, A. Schweiger, G. Jesche, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2001

Significant publications and references:

ŠTRANCAR, Janez, KOKLIČ, Tilen, ARSOV, Zoran, FILIPIČ, Bogdan, STOPAR, David, HEMMINGA, Marcus A. Spin label EPR-based characterization of biosystem complexity. J. chem. inf. mod., 2005, vol. 45, no. 2, str. 394-406.

PABST, Georg, HODŽIĆ, Aden, ŠTRANCAR, Janez, DANNER, Sabine, RAPPOLT, Michael, LAGGNER, Peter. Rigidification of neutral lipid bilayers in the presence of salts. Biophys. j., 2007, vol. 93, no. 8, str. 2699-2696.

STOPAR, David, ŠTRANCAR, Janez, SPRUIJT, Ruud B., HEMMINGA, Marcus A. Motional restrictions of membrane proteins : a site-directed spin labeling study. Biophys. j., 2006, vol. 91, no. 9, str. 3341-3348.

RAPPOLT, Michael, AMENITSCH, Heinz, ŠTRANCAR, Janez, TEIXEIRA, Cilaine V., KRIECHBAUM, Manfred, PABST, Georg, MAJEROWICZ, Monika, LAGGNER, Peter. Phospholipid mesophases at solid interfaces: in situ- X-ray diffraction and spin-label studies. Adv. colloid interface sci.. [Print ed.], 2004, vol. 111, str. 63-77.

ŠTRANCAR, Janez, KOKLIČ, Tilen, ARSOV, Zoran. Soft picture of lateral heterogeneity in biomembranes. J Membr Biol, 2003, vol. 196, str. 135-146.

ŠTRANCAR, Janez, SCHARA, Milan Valter, PEČAR, Slavko. New EPR method for cellular surface characterization. J Membr Biol, 2003, vol. 193, str. 15-22.


Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
• seminar and oral exam

Students obligations:

• seminar and oral exam