Special Issue "Spin Chirality and Molecular Magnetism"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Guangchen Li
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Chemistry Department, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
Interests: amide and ester N–C/C–O activation; cross-coupling; NHC ligand development; kinetic studies of hydrogen atom transfer; hydrogen-atom-initiated radical cyclization
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Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
Interests: spintronics; micromagnetism; magnetization dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Spin chirality, with its profound impact on magnetic properties and behaviors, has emerged as a prominent area of investigation within the realm of molecular magnetism and symmetry relation. The interplay between the spatial arrangement of spins and their chiral characteristics gives rise to intriguing phenomena and holds immense potential for both fundamental studies and technological applications. 

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive platform for disseminating the latest advancements in spin chirality and its connection with symmetry relation. We welcome original research articles and reviews that address various aspects of this field, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Theoretical and experimental investigations of chiral-induced spin selectivity and its connection with symmetry relation;
  2. Chirality and spin dynamics in molecular magnets;
  3. Chiral magnetic textures and their manipulation;
  4. Chirality in topological materials and its impact on spin transport;
  5. How symmetry relation affects the magnetism in various materials. 

We believe that this Special Issue will not only provide a valuable platform for researchers to share their latest findings but also contribute to the advancement of spin chirality research and its impact on molecular magnetism.  We look forward to your participation and the opportunity to showcase the remarkable progress being made in this field.

Dr. Guangchen Li
Prof. Dr. Ming Yan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • symmetry relation
  • spin chirality
  • molecular magnetism
  • spin selectivity
  • spin dynamics
  • chiral magnetic textures
  • topological materials

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