Professor emeritus, the Senior Academy, Linköping University
During his Ph.D studies at Uppsala University, Lund studied structure and amount of radicals formed in irradiated organic, polymeric and heterogeneous systems. He researched the free radical processes in crystalline solids using EPR (ESR) and pulse radiolysis in the newly established Research Councils’Laboratory at Studsvik, in collaboration with the staff at the Atomic Energy Company. Moreover, Lund investigated the primary radiation processes of organic molecules on surfaces and in frozen matrices.
After an employment as distuingished scientist in radiation chemistry, Lund was appointed professor of Chemical Physics at Linköping University in 1986.
Here, Lund established a collaboration with the Medical Faculty based on the study of the application of pulsed and continuous wave EPR and ENDOR to investigate the structure and dynamics of paramagnetic systems as well as the application of EPR for dosimetry.
Lund’s research has also covered the gas phase kinetics of free radical reactions relevant to atmospheric chemistry by pulse radiolysis.
Another large part of his scientific work concerning free radical processes in zeolites and the bonding and dynamics of nitrogen oxides in catalysts, has been performed in collaboration with Prof. Shiotani at Hiroshima University.
This research has been published both as journal articles and as books, jointly edited or authored by Lund and Shiotani. Their most recent publication is entitled “Principles and Applications of ESR Spectroscopy” (A. Lund, M. Shiotani, S. Shimada, Springer, 2011) but many other works concerning the properties of radical ionic systems, radicals on surfaces, and radicals in solids have been published to date.