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Introduction to Molecular Magnetism: From Transition Metals to Lanthanides

ISBN: 978-3-527-69055-8
520 pages
April 2015
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This first introduction to the rapidly growing field of molecular magnetism is written with Masters and PhD students in mind, while postdocs and other newcomers will also find it an extremely useful guide.
Adopting a clear didactic approach, the authors cover the fundamental concepts, providing many examples and give an overview of the most important techniques and key applications. Although the focus is one lanthanide ions, thus reflecting the current research in the field, the principles and the methods equally apply to other systems.
The result is an excellent textbook from both a scientific and pedagogic point of view.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Why a Book
Brief History of Molecular Magnetism
Molecular Magnetism
And Ln?
Interdisciplinarity
Applications
Book Organization

THE MAGNETISM AD THE CHEMICAL BOND
Magnetic Orbitals

ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF FREE IONS
The Naked Ions
Playing with Configurations
Spin Orbit Coupling
Applying a Magnetic Field

ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF COORDINATED IONS
Dressing Ions
The Crystal Field
The Aqua Ions
The Angular Overlap Model
Ab initio Approaches
Comparison of the Two Approaches

MAGNETISM OF IONS
The Curie Law
The Van Vleck Equation
Anisotropy Steps
Analysis of Magnetic Properties
Structural Magnetic Correlations

TOWARDS MOLECULAR FERROMAGNETS
Magnetic Interactions
Introducing Interactions
Spin Hamiltonians
Exchange and Superexchange

STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF COUPLED SYSTEMS
Organic Ferromagnets
d orbitals
Hybrid Systems: f-d, f-f
Cooperative Behavior

THE MN12 REVOLUTION
Introductory Remarks
Spin Lattice Relaxation and T1
Phonons and Direct Mechanisms
Two is Better than One
Playing with Fields
Something Real
Spin Spin Relaxation and T2

MOLECULAR MAGNETS: SINGLE-MOLECULE AND SINGLE-CHAIN MAGNETISM
The d Way

MOLECULAR MAGNETS: SINGLE-ION MAGNETISM
Why Single?
The Phthalocyanine Family
The Polyoxometallate Family
Perspectives

SMM &SCM
The f way

COOPERATIVE MAGNETS
An Unexpected AFM

MOLECULES ON SURFACES

EPR

NMR
Shift reagents

MRI

EXPERIMENTAL ASPECTS

LUMINESCENCE

A GLANCE TO SOLID STATE
Oxides Superconductors
Magnetic Nanoparticles
Complementary Techniques
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Author Information

Dante Gatteschi is Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Florence since 1980. Before his professorship, he studied at the University of Florence and then obtained a position of Assistente with Professor Luigi Sacconi. His current research interests focus on molecular magnetism, including the design and synthesis of molecular magnetic materials as well as single-molecule magnets. He is on several editorial boards and has received many international awards. Currently he has over 600 publications.

Cristiano Benelli is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florence. He has spent his whole academic career at the University of Florence, first as a student, then as Assistente with Professor Luigi Sacconi and Professor Ivano Bertini, before becoming Professor. His research interests include magnetic materials, low-dimensional systems as well as investigating spectrosopic and theoretical properties of transiton metal complexes.
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