Special Issue "Advances in Molecular Magnetic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020.
Molecular magnetism is a young, interdisciplinary, and intensively developed research area. Among molecular magnets, one can find an extensive collection of materials combining unique magnetic properties and other features, such as low density, transparency, and biocompatibility. Furthermore, molecular magnets can be treated as functional materials, which denotes that their properties can change under the application of external stimuli, such as magnetic or electric fields, temperature, and light or water content. Photomagnetism, spin crossover transition, magnetic sponge-like behavior or sorption capacity are only some of the examples of molecular magnets’ functionalities. In the last few years, there has also been significant interest in the investigation of low-dimensional magnets motivated by their potential applicability in qubits, molecular spintronics, high-density magnetic storage or nanoscale devices.This Special Issue will cover recent progress and novel trends in the field of molecular magnetism. Its aim is to collect several high-quality papers (full papers, communications or reviews) presenting the advances in synthesis, physicochemical characterization, as well as applications of magnetic molecular materials. In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Novel functionalities of molecular magnets: photomagnetism, magnetization-induced second-harmonic generation, humidity-sensitive magnetism;
- Spin switching molecular compounds: spin–crossover (SCO);
- Slow relaxation in molecular materials: single-molecule magnets (SMM) and single-chain magnets (SCM);
- Synthesis and characterization of molecular materials of reduced dimensionality: thin films and nanoparticles;
- Design and properties of molecule-based magnetic coolers;
- Molecular nanomagnets for future applications: molecular spintronics, quantum information processing and information technologies.
Dr. Magdalena Fitta
Manuscript Submission Information
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- molecule-based magnets
- thin films of molecular magnets
- molecular spintronics
- multifunctional/hybrid molecular magnets
- molecular coolers
- magnetic MOFs
- materials engineering
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Magnetic properties of iron(II)-octacyanoniobate(IV) thin film obtained by ion-exchange synthesis
Authors: Wojciech Sas, Dawid Pinkowicz, Marcin Perzanowski, Magdalena Fitta
Title: Theoretical Basement for Switching a Kramers Single Molecular Magnet by Circularly-Polarized Fields
Authors: Alexander G. Maryasov, Michael K. Bowman, Matvey V. Fedin, and Sergey L. Veber