Journal article

Inelastic Neutron Scattering of Lanthanoid Complexes and Single-Molecule Magnets

Maja A Dunstan, Richard A Mole, Colette Boskovic

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2019

Abstract

Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) are discrete metal complexes that retain their magnetisation below a certain temperature, with possible applications in quantum information processing, molecular spintronics and high-density data storage. Complexes of lanthanoid(III) ions have proven highly successful in the field, some exhibiting magnetic hysteresis at liquid nitrogen temperatures. Inelastic neutron scattering (INS), widely used for the study of the crystal field splitting engendered by the coordination environment of metal centres, can afford a wealth of information when applied to the study of these molecular nanomagnets, as the SMM properties arise from the electronic structure of the lanth..

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