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Molecular spin clusters: New synthetic approaches and neutron scattering studies

R Basler, C Boskovic, G Chaboussant, HU Güdel, M Murrie, ST Ochsenbein, A Sieber

ChemPhysChem | Published : 2003

Abstract

We review our recent work in the field of molecular spin clusters and single-molecule magnets, showing how inelastic neutron scattering (INS) can be used to determine magnetic exchange interactions and anisotropy splittings. A general introduction to neutron scattering precedes selected examples, building upon the first determination of exchange coupling in a transition metal complex using INS, through anisotropic exchange in cobalt (II) spin clusters to the determination of exchange interactions in a dodecanuclear nickel(II) wheel. The strength of INS for the accurate determination of anisotropy splittings in single-molecule magnets is revealed. Not only can one determine the axil zero-fiel..

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