molecular magnet

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molecular magnet

[mə′lek·yə·lər ′mag·nət]
(physical chemistry)
A molecule having a nonvanishing magnetic dipole moment, whether it is permanent or produced by an external field.
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To manifest single-molecule magnet (SMM) behaviour a polynuclear complex should have a high-spin ground-state and strong negative anisotropy (D).
Single-atom or single-molecule magnets on the other hand do not require this communication with their neighbours to retain their magnetic memory.
Objective: In this project, we will develop new single-molecule magnets (SMMs) that combine the strong magnetic anisotropy of lanthanide ions with a series of novel radical ligands.
Among the topics are inorganic nanotubes and fullerene-like nanoparticles, harnessing biological motors to engineer systems for nanoscale transport and assembly, molecular spintronics using single-molecule magnets, semiconductor quantum light sources, the potential and challenges of nanopore sequencing, and biosensing with plasmonic nanosensors.
Towards the end of the 20th century, molecules were discovered that show a slow relaxation of their magnetization at low temperatures, behaving as tiny magnets, and thus known as single-molecule magnets.
Objective: "Coordination Chemistry and Molecular Magnetism are in an ideal position for the rational design of Single-Molecule Magnets which can be used as molecular spin qubits, the irreducible components of any quantum technology.
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