Magnetic Materials: X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism Picks out Single-Molecule Magnets Suitable for Nanodevices (Adv. Mater. 2/2009)

Authors

  • Matteo Mannini,

    1. Department of Chemistry and INSTM research unit, University of Florence V. della Lastruccia 3, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (FI) (Italy)
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  • Francesco Pineider,

    1. Department of Chemistry and INSTM research unit, University of Florence V. della Lastruccia 3, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (FI) (Italy)
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  • Philippe Sainctavit,

    1. Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés, UMR7590 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Case 115 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 5 (France)
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  • Loïc Joly,

    1. Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI 5232 Villigen (Switzerland)
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  • Arantxa Fraile-Rodríguez,

    1. Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI 5232 Villigen (Switzerland)
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  • Marie-Anne Cartier dit Arrio,

    1. Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés, UMR7590 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Case 115 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 5 (France)
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  • Christophe Moulin,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique et Matériaux Moléculaires Université Pierre et Marie Curie Case 42, 4, place Jussieu 75252 Paris Cedex 5 (France)
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  • Wolfgang Wernsdorfer,

    1. Institut Néel, CNRS & Université Joseph Fourier, BP 166 25 Avenue des Martyrs, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)
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  • Andrea Cornia,

    1. Department of Chemistry and INSTM Research Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Via G. Campi 183, 41100, Modena (Italy)
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  • Dante Gatteschi,

    1. Department of Chemistry and INSTM research unit, University of Florence V. della Lastruccia 3, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (FI) (Italy)
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  • Roberta Sessoli

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and INSTM research unit, University of Florence V. della Lastruccia 3, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (FI) (Italy)
    • Department of Chemistry and INSTM research unit, University of Florence V. della Lastruccia 3, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (FI) (Italy).
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Abstract

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The surface sensitivity of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism in extreme conditions has been exploited to investigate the first layers of bulk single-molecule magnets (SMMs), as reported by Roberta Sessoli and co-workers on p. 167. Striking differences have emerged between two classes of SMM having different structural constraints, thus highlighting the importance of molecular design in the realization of molecular spintronic devices.

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