Alan Carrington was an outstanding physical chemist who made important contributions to molecular spectroscopy. During his distinguished career in the universities of Southampton, Cambridge and Oxford he pioneered in the fields of electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy of doped single crystals, solutions of organic radicals, and especially the high-resolution spectroscopy of gaseous free-radicals and ions. He wrote three books and was an excellent teacher and lecturer. His honours included the Davy Medal, the Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and election as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.
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