This book covers a tremendous amount of ground for presenting the basics of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and its applications. Its nine chapters provide concrete illustrations of the methods for a broad variety of applications, ranging from analyzing new kinds of materials for electronics to designing protocols for dating of rocks and sediments for mineralogy to tracing the organic matter dissolved in water, to mention a few examples.

The book targets graduate students and researchers who are interested in acquiring the broad background knowledge needed to interpret the spectra and understand the applications of EPR technique. A set of problems, with hints to solutions, covers a wide range of difficulty.

Review by Christian Brosseau, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Physics Department, Brest France, OSA Fellow.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.