We acknowledge our collaboration with the groups of Dr. Colette Boskovic (Melbourne), Dr. Mark Murrie (Glasgow), Prof. Richard Winpenny (Manchester), Prof. Bernard Barbara (Grenoble), Prof. George Christou (Florida), Prof. Achim Müller (Bielefeld), and our collaborators at the Institut Laue-Langevin (Grenoble, France), Hahn Meitner Institut (Berlin, Germany), Paul Scherrer Institut (Villigen, Switzerland), and ISIS (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK). We thank the Swiss National Science Foundation for financial support, including NRP 47 (Supramolecular Functional Materials) and the European Union (TMR Quemolna MRTN-CT-2003-504880).
Single-Molecule Magnets Under Pressure†
Article first published online: 30 NOV 2005
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Advanced Functional Materials
Special Issue: Supramolecular Functional Materials
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 209–220, January, 2006
How to Cite
Bircher, R., Chaboussant, G., Dobe, C., Güdel, H. U., Ochsenbein, S. T., Sieber, A. and Waldmann, O. (2006), Single-Molecule Magnets Under Pressure. Adv. Funct. Mater., 16: 209–220. doi: 10.1002/adfm.200500244
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 30 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Received: 20 APR 2005
- Single-molecule magnets
We feature our recent work in the field of single-molecule magnets (SMMs) using inelastic neutron scattering (INS). The term “pressure” in the title has a triple meaning. First, there is the expectation from research-funding agencies and the public to make some significant steps towards applications. Second, the synthesis of new compounds and the applications of physical techniques for their understanding are being pushed to their limits. And third, by applying hydrostatic pressure, valuable insight into the mechanisms behind the SMM phenomena can be gained. Examples from our research have been taken to illustrate these points. After a brief introduction to the technique, the strength of INS for the accurate determination of exchange and anisotropy interactions in SMMs is highlighted. We hope to demonstrate that, by pushing INS measurements to their limits, i.e., using the best available neutron sources and instrumentation, combined with high quality samples, new insights into the relevant physical processes in SMMs can be gained.