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Issue 6, 2010
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Cobalt(ii) single-molecule magnets

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This short tutorial review covers recent progress in the field of polynuclear cobalt(II)-based complexes, which display slow magnetic relaxation at low temperature. Cobalt(II) single-molecule magnets (SMMs) can display much larger magnetic anisotropies and hence, potentially higher blocking temperatures than SMMs based on ions where the zero-field splitting originates from a second order spin–orbit coupling, such as manganese(III).

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10 Feb 2010
First published
27 Apr 2010

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 1986-1995
Article type
Tutorial Review

Cobalt(II) single-molecule magnets

M. Murrie, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 1986
DOI: 10.1039/B913279C

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