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Spin science is extensively and intensively developing. In many cases the state of electron spins determines the properties of materials and the processes in them. Therefore, the number of materials, the functional properties of which are determined by the behavior of spins, increases continuously. A remarkable example is the spin-dependent recombination of free radicals. The study of magnetic and spin effects in radical reactions led to the creation of a new field of science, spin chemistry. One can also note the spin-dependent recombination of electron-hole pairs in semiconductors, spin-dependent annihilation of triplet excitons in molecular crystals. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy plays an important role in the development of spin science. EPR methods are extremely useful not only for monitoring the state of spin systems but also to control the state of electron spins and to change the spin functional properties of materials.

In parallel to the development of spin science, the number of promising suggestions for spin technology increases permanently: spintronics, molecular magnets, spin optoelectronics based on the resonance microwave field dependence of the electron-hole recombination luminescence, magnetic isotope effect in radical reactions, electron spin-based quantum computing, to name a few.

Following these speculations and consultations with the international scientific community, I initiated this conference. I hope that it will be a good start for a series of conferences to take place regularly in different places all over the world and to affect the further development of the spin science and spin technology. 

Kev Salikhov