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Lanthanide Clusters Toward Single-Molecule Magnets

  • Tian Han
  • You-Song Ding
  • Yan-Zhen ZhengEmail author
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Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 173)

Abstract

Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) have attracted increasing attention for their potential applications in high-density information storage and quantum computing. Thereinto, polynuclear 4f complexes are excellent candidates to create high-performance SMMs for the advantages of significant single-ion magnetic anisotropy arising from 4f ions and manipulable magnetic exchange couplings via tunable arrangement of the metal ions, which promotes the rapid development of this area in the last decade. In this chapter we present a comprehensive review focusing on cluster-based lanthanide SMMs and their correlations between the molecular structures and magnetic behaviors and further highlight some novel strategies for enhancing SMMs.

Keywords

Lanthanide Magnetic relaxation Polynuclear 4f complexes Single-molecule magnets 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work was supported by “973 projects” (2012CB619401 and 2012CB619402), NSFC (21473129, 21201137, 21503155, and IRT13034), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2014M552425), “National Young 1000-Plan” program, the open funding of Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center (2015KF06), and the Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Frontier Institute of Science and Technology (FIST), State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials and MOE Key Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed MatterXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anP. R. China

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