Electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy study of gamma-irradiated dried white mulberry (Morus Alba L.) fruits

Paksu U., ENGİN B.

Radiation Physics and Chemistry, vol.197, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 197
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2022.110216
  • Journal Name: Radiation Physics and Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Electron spin resonance, Food irradiation, Free radicals, Gamma irradiation, Mulberry fruit
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Two different groups of dried fruits of white mulberry (Morus Alba L.) sold in Turkish markets were investigated by the X-band ESR spectroscopy technique for irradiation detection purposes. No resonance signals were detected in the ESR spectra of the un-irradiated samples. After irradiation, identical multi-line resonance signals were induced in the ESR spectra of both types of samples, except for the intensities. At doses of 2 and 10 kGy, the long-term stabilities of the radiation-induced radicals at room temperature were investigated over a storage period of about 100 days. The results obtained show that the ESR technique can be used to distinguish irradiated white mulberry fruits from un-irradiated ones.