Special Issue "Perspectives on Lanthanides as Single-Molecule Magnets"
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Interests: coordination chemistry relevant to biological systems, namely DNA cleavage and phosphodiester hydrolysis by mononuclear and polynuclear coordination compounds and anticancer agents based on novel Cu(II) complexes; molecular magnetism, magnetic properties, single-molecule magnets (SMMs) and field-induced single-ion magnets (SIMs); synthesis and characterization of novel mononuclear, polynuclear and coordination polymers (CPs); luminescence emission properties of (n-1)d10 coordination compounds Zn(II) and Cd(II) and lanthanides; carbon dioxide fixation by coordination compounds
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Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) are a textbook example of synergetic effects arising from the interplay of chemistry and physics that ultimately composes a vibrant and established research field of extraordinary multidisciplinary. They have thus ignited increasing interest in magnetochemistry worldwide since the 1990s. Lanthanide ions are ideal candidates for designing SMMs as a result of their unparalleled magnetic anisotropy arising from the unquenched orbital angular momentum in the ligand field. Recently, SMMs containing a monolanthanide center have been the main focus of this field due to their outstanding performance in obtaining a large anisotropic barrier for the reversal of magnetization and high blocking temperatures. However, it should be recognized that polynuclear lanthanide SMMs are still of great importance in observing exotic magnetic phenomena like toroidal magnetic fields observed in triangular Dy3 complexes, penetrating the nature of magnetic interactions between 4f electrons, and promisingly improving SMM performance especially in strongly coupled lanthanide systems. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to publish a collection of research contributions highlighting the significance of polynuclear lanthanide complexes in developing SMMs and promoting new investigations of their magnetic relaxation, quantum effects, multifunctionalities, etc.
Prof. Dr. Salah Massoud
Dr. Peng Zhang
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- single-molecule magnet
- magnetic interactions
- strong coupling
- magnetic relaxation