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The quest for magnetic polymers – caveat emptor

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  • Dr. Joel S. Miller

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    1. Central Research & Development Department Experimental Station E328, E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company P.O. Box 80328, Wilmington, DE 19880-0328 (USA)
    • Central Research & Development Department Experimental Station E328, E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company P.O. Box 80328, Wilmington, DE 19880-0328 (USA)
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  • I wish to thank Drs. R. H. Baughman, and A. Buchachenko, and Profs. A. J. Epstein, D. Gattesche, K. Itoh, H. Iwamura, M. Kinoshita, M. Ota, S. Otani, and F. Palacio for commenting on and offering valuable constructive criticism of this Research News Report. Many of their cogent insights and perspectives have been incorporated in this Report. [AMSC 124]

Abstract

Molecular Materials VI A: Reports of ferromagnetic organic polymers have been published since 1986. The validity of these reports, and the research aimed at the synthesis and characterization of such materials are discussed and, since the reported saturation magnetization values are consistent with only a few percent of the bulk exhibiting cooperative magnetic behavior, the tissue of the source of the magnetic behavior is addressed.

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