European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 4

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/45 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

2013_29/2013A 2D Layered Lanthanide Hydroxide Showing Slow Relaxation of Magnetization – Dy8(OH)20Cl4·6H2O (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 29/2013)

The cover picture shows the unit cell of a layered dysprosium hydroxide material, Dy8(OH)20Cl4·6H8O, viewed along the b axis (left) and the c axis (right). The SEM image indicates the high crystallinity of the particles. The temperature dependence of the imaginary component of the AC susceptibility (χ) under zero DC field and the magnetic field dependence of the magnetization (M) are just two indicators that this is the first example of a layered lanthanide compound showing single-molecule-magnet (SMM) behavior. This feature adds new potential applications to these materials in molecular spintronics and quantum computing. Details are discussed in the Short Communication by M. Almeida et al. on p. 5059 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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