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Organometallic Single-Molecule Magnets

Obiettivo

In this project, we will develop new single-molecule magnets (SMMs) that combine the strong magnetic anisotropy of lanthanide ions with a series of novel radical ligands. Highly unusual di- and tri-metallic Ln-SMMs are proposed in which the metals are bridged by radicals with heavy Group 15 donor atoms (i.e. the pnictogens, phosphorus-bismuth). The SMM field is dominated by systems with diamagnetic ligands: our radical ligands are novel, hence their applications in single-molecule magnetism will be unprecedented. We will exploit the rich electrochemistry of the proposed ligands: our DFT calculations show that the target heavy pnictogen radical anions have huge spin densities on the donor atoms, hence the diffuse unpaired spin of the radicals will provide a way of switching off the quantum tunnelling mechanisms that otherwise prevent hysteresis. Ultimately, this project introduces the potential for creating SMMs that show hysteresis at unprecedentedly high temperatures.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinatore

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 183 454,80
Indirizzo
OXFORD ROAD
M13 9PL Manchester
Regno Unito

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Regione
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 183 454,80