Low Dimensional Molecular Magnets and Spintronics

  • Li-Min ZhengEmail author
  • Jinkui Tang
  • Hao-Ling Sun
  • Min Ren
Reference work entry


Molecular spintronics, which combines spintronics and molecular electronics, is an emerging field of research. Low-dimensional molecular magnets such as single molecule magnets (SMMs) and single chain magnets (SCMs) can potentially be used as spin carriers in spintronic devices, and hence have attracted considerable interest. By using different bridging ligands, a number of compounds showing SMM or SCM behaviors have been reported. This review article covers the following aspects: (1) SMMs based on the oxo-bridged transition metal clusters with the main focus on the Mn-O and Fe-O clusters; (2) SMMs based on single metal (lanthanide, actinide, transition metal) ions as well as polynuclear lanthanide clusters; (3) single chain magnets; and (4) recent development of spintronics based on SMMs such as molecular spin transistors and spin valves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-Min Zheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jinkui Tang
    • 2
  • Hao-Ling Sun
    • 3
  • Min Ren
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringNanjing UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource UtilizationChangchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesChangchunPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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