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Molecular spin qubits based on lanthanide ions encapsulated in cubic polyoxopalladates: design criteria to enhance quantum coherence

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Abstract

The family of cubic polyoxopalladates encapsulating lanthanide ions [LnPd12(AsPh)8O32]5− where Ln = Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Tm, is magnetically characterised and theoretically described by the Radial Effective Charge (REC) model and a phenomenological crystal-field approach using the full-hamiltonian, in the SIMPRE and CONDON packages respectively. The lack of anisotropy generates an extraordinarily rich energy level structure at low temperatures, which allows us to study how such a structure is affected by lifting the strict cubic symmetry and/or by applying an external magnetic field. In particular, we will explore the possibility of using these cubic Ln complexes as spin-qubits. We will focus on the Ho derivative. We find that it is possible to reach a regime where decoherence caused by the nuclear spin bath is quenched for moderate axial compression of the cube and small magnetic fields.

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The article was received on 06 Aug 2015, accepted on 02 Sep 2015 and first published on 07 Sep 2015


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5QI00142K
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Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015,2, 893-897
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    Molecular spin qubits based on lanthanide ions encapsulated in cubic polyoxopalladates: design criteria to enhance quantum coherence

    J. J. Baldoví, L. E. Rosaleny, V. Ramachandran, J. Christian, N. S. Dalal, J. M. Clemente-Juan, P. Yang, U. Kortz, A. Gaita-Ariño and E. Coronado, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 893
    DOI: 10.1039/C5QI00142K

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