This course is discontinued

FYS9710 – EPR spectroscopy: applications in biophysics and dosimetry

Course content

cw-EPR experiment, fine- and hyper fine interaction, dipole- and quadrupole-coupling, analysis of isotropic and an-isotropic spectra, relaxation theory, g-tensor theory, double resonance methods (ENDOR, ELDOR, TRIPLE), dynamic effects and spin exchange. Instrumentation. Oxymetry, spin trapping, spin labelling, EPR-based radiation dosimetry.

Learning outcome

The students should attain the nescessary theoretical background in use of electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy within different areas of applications.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway, you must either have 2MX/2MY/3MZ and 3MX/3FY/3KJ/3BI/(2KJ+3BT)/(2BI+3BT) from Norwegian upper secondary school, or have completed equivalent studies in mathematics as well as physics, or chemistry, or biology at upper secondary school or university level at another educational institution. Read more about fulfilling special requirements.

Recommended previous knowledge

FYS2160 – Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, FYS3110 – Quantum Mechanics, FYS3120 – Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics, FYS3710 – Biophysics and medical physics (discontinued).


The course extends over a full semester with 3-4 hours of teaching per week (lectures and seminars).


Compulsory seminars (passed/not passed). A final oral exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Facts about this course






Spring 2009

If the course is offered, a minimum of four students is required for ordinary lectures to take place. If less than four students participate, an exam will be given, but one should not expect ordinary teaching.


Autumn 2009

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)