Computational Design of High-Temperature Lanthanide-Based Molecular Magnets

Grant number: FT180100519 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022



This project aims to improve our knowledge of special molecules pivotal to develop enhanced computer memories, namely Lanthanide Single-Molecule Magnets. The development of faster and more energy-efficient computers crucially depends on increasing their data storage capacity. Harnessing single molecules as tiny magnetic needles to store information is the next fundamental step. Recent findings have seen breakthroughs towards the development of a commercially viable molecular computer. This project will develop ab-initio computational methods for the systematic rational design of high-temperature lanthanide-based single-molecule magnet materials.