Simulation and Interpretation of EPR Spectra


People starting to use EPR often find interpretation of their spectra a daunting task. The Bruker SpinFit and Anisotropic SpinFit simulation programs are great resources to make the task of interpretation easier. Bruker invites you to attend this series of six presentations to introduce you to using these programs in your work. The presentations are sequential, meaning each one builds upon the previous last.  The series will begin on February 26th, and run every Friday for 6-weeks.

The intended audience is people currently working with EPR and need to interpret their spectra. People just starting out in EPR are also encouraged to participate.


A General Introduction to EPR Simulations

Fri, FEB 26, 2021
10:00 AM ET | 4:00 PM CET

This provides important concepts to fully benefit from the future practical demonstrations. It includes an introduction to the spin Hamiltonian, line shape models, as well as fitting. Emphasis is on solution state spectra.

A Practical Demonstration on Simulating Spin Trapping Data Using SpinFit

Fri, MAR 5, 2021
10:00 AM ET | 4:00 PM CET

This session introduces spin-trapping technique to detect and analyze short-lived radical species such as reactive oxygen species. Examples of EPR spectra with one and multiple spin-trapped radicals will give insight how to use integrated SpinFit library in the Bruker software followed by quantitative analysis.

A Practical Demonstration on Simulating Common Solution State Spectra Using SpinFit

Fri, MAR 12, 2021
10:00 AM ET | 4:00 PM CET

This session will demonstrate how to use SpinFit and SpinCount modules to simulate and quantify organic radicals and transition metals in solutions based on various experimental data.

An Introduction to Simulating Solid State Spectra

Fri, MAR 19, 2021
10:00 AM EDT | 3:00 PM CET

Simulating solid state spectra is very different from solution state spectra. Topics included here are powder patterns and averaging and additional line shape models.

Starting an Anisotropic SpinFit Simulation

Fri, MAR 26, 2021
10:00 AM EDT | 3:00 PM CET

This session will be focused in detail on two examples of using Anisotropic SpinFit. We show how to obtain spin-Hamiltonian information by simple line shape analysis and how to set the starting parameters for successful fitting using this information.

A Practical Demonstration on Simulating Solid State EPR Spectra Using Anisotropic SpinFit

Fri, APR 2, 2021
10:00 AM EDT | 4:00 PM CEST

Using examples of diverse spin systems, this session will show how to use Anisotropic SpinFit and SpinCount to simulate EPR spectra and to quantify paramagnetic species in the solid state.


Ralph Weber, PhD
EPR Applications Manager,
Bruker BioSpin

Kalina Ranguelova

Kalina Ranguelova, PhD
Senior EPR Applications Scientist,
Bruker BioSpin

Boris Dzikovski

Boris Dzikovski, PhD
Applications Scientist,
Bruker BioSpin