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Molecule-based magnetic coolers

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There has been a rapid expansion in the use of molecular magnets for both low- and ultra low-temperature cooling applications in recent years, and here we review the chemical variation and magnetothermal properties of reported molecular coolers, structuring the review by structural dimensions, metal-ions involved and ligands employed. This review provides an overview of the developments in designing better low-temperature magnetic refrigerants, and includes description of new 3D-materials that, in some ways, out-perform traditional magnetic coolants. Thus, this review should serve as both a tutorial for many newcomers and a summary of progress for researchers who are active in the field.

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24 Sep 2013
First published
03 Dec 2013

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 1462-1475
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Review Article

Molecule-based magnetic coolers

Y. Zheng, G. Zhou, Z. Zheng and R. E. P. Winpenny, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 1462
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60337G

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