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Improving f-element single molecule magnets

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Ever since the discovery that certain manganese clusters retain their magnetisation for months at low temperatures, there has been intense interest in molecular nanomagnets because of potential applications in data storage, spintronics, quantum computing, and magnetocaloric cooling. In this Tutorial Review, we summarise some key historical developments, and centre our discussion principally on the increasing trend to exploit the large magnetic moments and anisotropies of f-element ions. We focus on the important theme of strategies to improve these systems with the ultimate aim of developing materials for ultra-high-density data storage devices. We present a critical discussion of key parameters to be optimised, as well as of experimental and theoretical techniques to be used to this end.

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2015 and first published on 09 Jul 2015


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00222B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 6655-6669
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    Improving f-element single molecule magnets

    S. T. Liddle and J. van Slageren, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 6655
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00222B

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