Special Issue "A Themed Issue of Functional Molecule-based Magnets: Dedicated to Professor Masahiro Yamashita on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday"
A special issue of Magnetochemistry (ISSN 2312-7481).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: molecule-based magnets; multifunctional molecules; molecule-based spintronic materials; single molecule chemistry and physics; spinterface science
Since research on molecule-based magnetic materials was systematized in the 1980s, the field has expanded greatly. In Magnetochemistry, a Special Issue focusing on molecule-based magnetic substances will be published in honor of Professor Masahiro Yamashita's 65th birthday.
Masahiro Yamashita received his D.Sc. in 1982 from Kyushu University. Then, he joined the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS). In 1985, he was appointed Assistant Professor at Kyushu University. In 1989, he was appointed Associate Professor at Nagoya University. He was a full Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University from 2000 to 2004. He is now a full Professor in Tohoku University. He has been honored with the Inoue Scientiﬁc Award (2002), the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work (2005), and the Award of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (2014). He is now an Associate Member of the Science Council of Japan. He is also Associate Editor of Dalton Transactions, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
The field of molecule-based magnetic materials has developed across many fields, such as chemistry, physics, material chemistry, and applied physics, and the use of the various functionalities of these molecule-based magnetic substances strongly influences research on spin-based devices. Molecule-based magnetic materials include a wide variety of molecular compounds, such as organic radicals, transition metal complexes, and rare earth complexes, and exhibit magnetic properties not only as single molecules, but also in various forms, such as crystals, liquid crystals, thin films, and macromolecular polymers. Research on light, magnetic field, and electric field responsive molecule-based magnetic materials is still vigorous, and the development of multiferroic, spintronic, and molecular-based QC materials is expected. At the same time, research on the application of these materials as spin-based memories and devices by detecting and controlling the spin state at the molecular level, known as the spinterface, has been a hot topic in recent years. In other words, it is possible to combine the ideas and concepts from the study of spintronics into the development of molecular spin systems and to realize nanospintronic devices by using carefully designed molecule-based magnets.
For this Special Issue of Magnetochemistry, we are gathering contributions from various areas of functional molecule-based magnets. I would like to cordially invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue. Original research articles, perspectives, reviews, and personal accounts that fit into one of the key topics listed below are welcome. Furthermore, this Special Issue is in honor of Professor Masahiro Yamashita, who has contributed greatly to this field, on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
Dr. Keiichi Katoh
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- Molecule-based magnets
- Multifunctional molecule-based magnets
- Switchable molecule-based magnets
- Molecule-based spintronic materials
- Spin control and detection system
- Spinterface science
- Molecular spintronics
- Molecular spin QC vicinity phenomenon
- Theoretical approach of multifunctional molecule-based magnets