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Inorganics 2018, 6(1), 9;

Photo-Modulation of Single-Molecule Magnetic Dynamics of a Dysprosium Dinuclear Complex via a Diarylethene Bridge

CREST, JST, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 6-3 Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
WPI Research Center, Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China
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Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 11 December 2017 / Accepted: 28 December 2017 / Published: 2 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Single-Molecule Magnets)
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A photo-switchable single molecule-magnet (SMM) with two Dy ions bridged by a bis-bipyridine-dithienylethene ligand was synthesised. Isomerisation effects on the magnetic properties were investigated. Particular attention was paid to the slow relaxation of the magnetisation in order to determine precisely the role played by the ligand. Photo-isomerization of the ligand induced a geometric rearrangement of the complex and an electronic reconfiguration. The changes were studied by solid and solution state magnetic measurements. View Full-Text
Keywords: dithienylethene; single molecule-magnet; photo-switchable dithienylethene; single molecule-magnet; photo-switchable

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Cosquer, G.; Kamila, M.; Li, Z.-Y.; Breedlove, B.K.; Yamashita, M. Photo-Modulation of Single-Molecule Magnetic Dynamics of a Dysprosium Dinuclear Complex via a Diarylethene Bridge. Inorganics 2018, 6, 9.

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