Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Facility

EPR Facility

Theodor Agapie, Faculty Advisor
Jonas C. Peters, Faculty Advisor
Paul H. Oyala, Director

The Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Facility (EPR) facility at Caltech is a multi-user magnetic resonance spectroscopy facility that provides access to state of the art instrumentation for characterization of samples containing paramagnetic species (e.g. organic radicals, open-shell transition metal complexes, defects in materials, spin labeled biomolecules, etc.). Our primary objective is to provide a broad suite of continuous-wave (CW) and pulse EPR spectroscopies for the detailed characterization of paramagnetic species to the Caltech community and surrounding institutions. The facility provides the appropriate equipment and expertise for determination of optimal experiments suited to the specific subject of study, and analysis of data acquired towards elucidation of the geometric and electronic structure of the species of interest.

The Caltech EPR facility is equipped with two Bruker EPR spectrometers: an EMX X-band continuous-wave (CW) EPR spectrometer, and Bruker ELEXSYS E580 pulse EPR spectrometer capable of pulse and CW EPR spectroscopy at both X and Q-bands, as well as a variety of electron-electron double resonance (ELDOR) and electron-nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopies for more detailed study of electron-electron and electron-nuclear magnetic interactions than is accessible by CW methods alone.

Users from outside Caltech interested in using the facility should contact Dr. Paul Oyala.

Additional information can be found on the EPR Facility website.


Paul H. Oyala, Ph.D.
Room 250A - Crellin Laboratory
Mail Code 164-30
Tel: (626) 395-4885
Lab Contact Information
Room B264 - Crellin Laboratory
Mail Code 164-30
Tel: (626) 395-6055



Prof. Theodor Agapie
Faculty Advisor
Room 314 - Noyes Laboratory
Mail Code 127-72
Tel: (626) 395-3617
Prof. Jonas Peters
Faculty Advisor
Room 201C - Schlinger Laboratory
Mail Code 101-20
Tel: (626) 395-3113