Future Directions for Transuranic Single Molecule Magnets
AbstractSingle Molecule Magnets (SMMs) based on transition metals and rare earths have been the object of considerable attention for the past 25 years. These systems exhibit slow relaxation of the magnetization, arising from a sizeable anisotropy barrier, and magnetic hysteresis of purely molecular origin below a given blocking temperature. Despite initial predictions that SMMs based on 5f-block elements could outperform most others, the results obtained so far have not met expectations. Exploiting the versatile chemistry of actinides and their favorable intrinsic magnetic properties proved, indeed, to be more difficult than assumed. However, the large majority of studies reported so far have been dedicated to uranium molecules, thus leaving the largest part of the 5f-block practically unexplored. Here, we present a short review of the progress achieved up to now and discuss some options for a possible way forward. View Full-Text
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Magnani, N.; Caciuffo, R. Future Directions for Transuranic Single Molecule Magnets. Inorganics 2018, 6, 26.
Magnani N, Caciuffo R. Future Directions for Transuranic Single Molecule Magnets. Inorganics. 2018; 6(1):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Magnani, Nicola; Caciuffo, Roberto. 2018. "Future Directions for Transuranic Single Molecule Magnets." Inorganics 6, no. 1: 26.
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