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Multiferroics by Rational Design: Implementing Ferroelectricity in Molecule-Based Magnets

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  • Dr. Emilio Pardo,

    1. Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, UMR CNRS 7201, UPMC-Univ. Paris 06, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris CEDEX 05 (France)
    2. Departament de Química Inorgànica, Instituto de Ciencia, Molecular (ICMOL), Universitat de València, 46980 Paterna, València (Spain)
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  • Prof. Dr. Cyrille Train,

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, UPR CNRS 3228, B.P. 166, 38042 Grenoble cedex 9 (France)
    2. Université Joseph Fourier, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France), Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
    • Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, UPR CNRS 3228, B.P. 166, 38042 Grenoble cedex 9 (France)
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  • Hongbo Liu,

    1. Laboratoire Structures, Propriétés et Modélisation des Solides, CNRS-UMR 8580 Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, 92295 Châtenay-Malabry cedex (France)
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  • Lise-Marie Chamoreau,

    1. Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, UMR CNRS 7201, UPMC-Univ. Paris 06, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris CEDEX 05 (France)
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  • Dr. Brahim Dkhil,

    1. Laboratoire Structures, Propriétés et Modélisation des Solides, CNRS-UMR 8580 Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, 92295 Châtenay-Malabry cedex (France)
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  • Prof. Dr. Kamal Boubekeur,

    1. Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, UMR CNRS 7201, UPMC-Univ. Paris 06, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris CEDEX 05 (France)
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  • Prof. Dr. Francesc Lloret,

    1. Departament de Química Inorgànica, Instituto de Ciencia, Molecular (ICMOL), Universitat de València, 46980 Paterna, València (Spain)
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  • Prof. Dr. Keitaro Nakatani,

    1. PPSM (UMR CNRS 8531), Institut d'Alembert (IFR 121, FR 3242), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 94235 Cachan (France)
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  • Dr. Hiroko Tokoro,

    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi,

    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Michel Verdaguer

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, UMR CNRS 7201, UPMC-Univ. Paris 06, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris CEDEX 05 (France)
    • Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, UMR CNRS 7201, UPMC-Univ. Paris 06, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris CEDEX 05 (France)
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  • This work was supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France), the Ministère de l′Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (MESR, France), the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France; project number ANR-08-JCJC-0113-01), the MICINN (Spain, project numbers CTQ2010-15364 and CSD2007-00010). PRES UniverSud is acknowledged for its support for SHG equipment. E.P. and C.T. acknowledge the MEC and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for their postdoctoral grants.

Abstract

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Multiferroic materials: A novel class of multiferroics based on organic–inorganic hybrid materials is synthesized. The ferromagnetic properties originate from the coordination network, whereas the ferroelectricity results from the polar organic ions (see picture, M=magnetization and P=polarization).

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