Special Issue "Electron Paramagnetic Resonance II"

A special issue of Magnetochemistry (ISSN 2312-7481).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hervé Vezin
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Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et RamanBâtiment C5 - UMR CNRS 8516Université de Lille1, Sciences et TechnologiesVilleneuve d'Ascq Cedex 59655France
Interests: material for battery; in-situ/in-operando imaging of battery; electron paramagnetic resonance; heterogeneous/homogeneous catalysis; geochemistry; glasses
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Dr. Sylvain Bertaina
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CNRS, IM2NP (UMR 7334), Institut Matériaux Microélectronique et Nanisciences de Provence; Aix-Marseille Université, 13013 Marseille, France
Interests: strongly correlated magnets; low dimensional magnets; electron paramagnetic resonance; quantum coherence; multiferroics; ferromagnetic resonance; electron spin qubits
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) is the tool of choice to probe the dynamics, interactions, and structure of electron spin. Recent improvements in the sensitivity or the time scale open new areas in the domain. Structural, electric, and magnetic changes during phase transitions immediately affect the EPR line of materials for nanotechnology (phase transition RAM, MRAM, FeRAM, spintronic, etc.). High field/frequency EPR can probe the large anisotropy of single molecular magnets, as well as the integer spins resonance (often silent at low fields). Modern pulsed EPR techniques, such as electron spin echo, provide the ability to access the near nuclear environment, through measurements of super-hyperfine interactions, but also long-range electron–electron dipolar (ELDOR) interactions, which provides the nanoscale distance between radicals. EPR imaging provides a high sensitivity of electron spins’ spatial and spectral/spatial distribution. Coherent manipulation of the spin by EPR is an open-access to the quantum computation science and manipulation of qubits. These are just a few examples of what EPR can do. In this Special Issue of the open Journal Magnetochemistry, devoted to EPR, we are hoping to offer the possibility to present new achievements using this technique.

Prof. Dr. Hervé Vezin

Dr. Bertaina

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  • CW EPR
  • pulsed EPR
  • hyperfine probing (ESEEM, HYSCORE, etc.)
  • distance probing (DEER)
  • EPR imaging
  • broadband EPR (AWG)
  • high field/frequency EPR
  • single molecule magnets
  • MOFs
  • quantum information processing

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First-Principles Calculation of Transition Metal Hyperfine Coupling Constants with the Strongly Constrained and Appropriately Normed (SCAN) Density Functional and its Hybrid Variants
Magnetochemistry 2019, 5(4), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/magnetochemistry5040069 - 12 Dec 2019
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Density functional theory (DFT) is used extensively for the first-principles calculation of hyperfine coupling constants in both main-group and transition metal systems. As with many other properties, the performance of DFT for hyperfine coupling constants is of variable quality, particularly for transition metal [...] Read more.
Density functional theory (DFT) is used extensively for the first-principles calculation of hyperfine coupling constants in both main-group and transition metal systems. As with many other properties, the performance of DFT for hyperfine coupling constants is of variable quality, particularly for transition metal complexes, because it strongly depends on the nature of the chemical system and the type of approximation to the exchange-correlation functional. Recently, a meta-generalized-gradient approximation (mGGA) functional was proposed that obeys all known exact constraints for such a method, known as the Strongly Constrained and Appropriately Normed (SCAN) functional. In view of its theoretically superior formulation a benchmark set of complexes is used to assess the performance of SCAN for the challenging case of transition metal hyperfine coupling constants. In addition, two global hybrid versions of the functional, SCANh and SCAN0, are described and tested. The values computed with the new functionals are compared with experiment and with those of other DFT approximations. Although the original SCAN and the SCAN-based hybrids may offer improved hyperfine coupling constants for specific systems, no uniform improvement is observed. On the contrary, there are specific cases where the new functionals fail badly due to a flawed description of the underlying electronic structure. Therefore, despite these methodological advances, systematically accurate and system-independent prediction of transition metal hyperfine coupling constants with DFT remains an unmet challenge. Full article
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