From Free Radicals and Spin-Chemistry Over Spin-Dynamics and Hyperpolarization to Biology and Materials Science

Gerd Buntkowsky, Konstantin Ivanov, Hans-Martin Vieth
2017 Zeitschrift fur physikalische Chemie (Munchen. 1991)  
This special issue of ZPC is dedicated to the 80 th anniversary of Kev Salikhov, a prominent scientist who has made seminal contributions to spin chemistry, chemical kinetics, spin hyperpolarization and magnetic resonance. Altogether there are 41 scientific papers; for this reason, the guest editors have decided to publish three subsequent issues. Each issue is focused on a particular field, which is closely related to research interests of Salikhov or was even seeded by his work. As the
more » ... work. As the following papers clearly demonstrate, the initial seed of Salikhov fell on a very fruitful soil and has grown to a huge and impressive scientific tree with branches ranging from fundamental science to applications in biochemistry and materials science. The papers in the first issue are mainly dealing with fundamental aspects of spin chemistry and studies of free radicals and radical pairs. The investigation of the magnetic field effects on chemical reaction rates has been one of the major fields of research by Salikhov. Accordingly, there are several contributions in this special issue, which address this important topic from various angles of observation. In the paper by Doktorov [1] "On relations between singlet and triplet recombination yields for singlet and triplet precursors" general relations for radical pair recombination yields have been obtained, which are valid in arbitrary external magnetic fields and for arbitrary reactivity. Interestingly, the yields of singlet
doi:10.1515/zpch-2016-5006 fatcat:azjmcnqwjzetffzktwzx4fxd4u