ESR Spectroscopy Group
Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry
The ESR Group was founded in 1968 as a forum within the Chemical Society for scientists to share, disseminate and promote knowledge about electron spin resonance. In 1980 the Chemical Society and the Royal Institute of Chemistry, together with the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry were amalgamated to become the Royal Society of Chemistry, so that we became a special interest group of the RSC. We are also affiliated to the European Federation of EPR Groups.
The main aim of the RSC ESR Group is to promote innovation, share and advance knowledge, and to encourage applications of electron spin resonance in chemistry, as well as in physical and biological sciences and their applications. These aims are achieved with the aid of an annual international meeting, often followed by publication of proceedings in peer-reviewed international journals. At the meetings, the Group awards industry-sponsored prizes to highlight excellence in electron spin resonance research (the Bruker Prize and Lecture) and to encourage promising young scientists at the start of their career (the JEOL Prize and JEOL Student Lecture and Bruker Thesis Prize).