Special Issue "Lanthanide Single-Molecule Magnets"
A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: molecular magnetism; quantum chemistry; theoretical chemistry; organometallic chemistry; main-group chemistry; actinide chemistry; spin dynamics; paramagnetic NMR; pseudospin Hamiltonians
Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) are molecular compounds capable of retaining a specific direction of magnetization in the absence of external magnetic fields. They have possible applications as molecular-scale data storage devices, quantum bits in quantum computing, and as possible microscopic components of spintronic devices. Most of the recent milestones in the drive toward SMMs capable of functioning at ambient temperatures can be attributed to coordination complexes of lanthanide ions. The discovery of a dysprosium metallocene SMM functioning at liquid-nitrogen temperature in 2018 sets the current state-of-the-art in the field. Since then, many advances have been made in synthetic approaches, characterization methods, and theoretical models, and new high-temperature SMMs will most likely emerge in the future. This Special Issue aims to collect research and review contributions focusing on the current efforts toward lanthanide SMMs with higher operational temperatures and improved magnetic functionality. An important feature of SMM research is the synergistic relationship between practical synthetic work, experimental characterization, and quantum-chemical calculations; thus, we invite you to contribute your research or review articles focusing on any aspect of the research on lanthanide SMMs.
Dr. Akseli Mansikkamäki
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- Single-molecule magnets
- Coordination chemistry
- Organometallic chemistry
- Molecular magnetism
- Magnetic characterization
- Magnetic anisotropy
- Spin-lattice relaxation
- Molecular spintronics
- Multifunctional materials
- Exchange interaction