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Recipes for enhanced molecular cooling

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Abstract

Molecular nanomagnets are considered valid candidates for magnetic refrigeration at low temperatures. Designing these materials for enhanced cooling requires the control and optimization of the quantum properties at the molecular level, in particular: spin ground state, magnetic anisotropy, and presence of low-lying excited spin states. Herein, we present the theoretical framework together with a critical review of recent results, and perspectives for future developments.

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Submitted
10 Dec 2009
Accepted
04 Feb 2010
First published
10 Mar 2010

Dalton Trans., 2010,39, 4672-4676
Article type
Perspective

Recipes for enhanced molecular cooling

M. Evangelisti and E. K. Brechin, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 4672
DOI: 10.1039/B926030G

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