Special Issue "Reviews on Slow-Relaxation Molecules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.
Interests: molecular magnetism; crystal engineering; metallosupramolecular chemistry; homo- and hetero-polynuclear complexes
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Interests: coordination chemistry; magnetism; spin crossover; fluorescence; multifunctional materials; molecular electronics; molecular systems on surfaces
Since the discovery of the first Single Molecule Magnet (1993) and the first Single Chain Magnet (2001), the investigation of slow relaxation of the magnetization phenomena became a field of intensive interdisciplinary research. Beyond their relevance in Physics and Chemistry, one expects spectacular applications in quantum computing and high-density information storage from these molecules. In the last twenty years or so, the search for compounds with high energy barriers to magnetization reversal (high blocking temperatures) has stimulated the development of very rich coordination chemistry. A huge number of mono- and oligo-nuclear complexes, 1D coordination polymers, homo- and hetero-spin systems have been synthesized and the investigation of their dynamic magnetic properties revealed the determinants influencing the relaxation phenomena. The subtle factors influencing the magnetic anisotropy are more and better understood. This understanding further serves as a guide for the design of new, and higher performant SMMs and SCMs. An important step towards applications was achieved by organizing SMMs on surfaces.
We, therefore, think that a collection of review articles presenting the state-of-the-art in this exciting field will be useful for researchers as well as for students. There are many attractive aspects to be presented, from chemical, physical, or theoretical perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Marius Andruh
Prof. Dr. Eva Rentschler
Prof. Dr. Andrea Caneschi
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- single molecule magnets
- single chain magnets
- magnetic anisotropy
- synthetic approaches towards slow relaxation molecules