Single-chain magnet behavior in a finite linear hexanuclear molecule

When small molecules behave as big ones
Single-chain magnet behavior in a finite linear hexanuclear molecule

Single-chain magnets are one-dimensional molecular edifices that exhibit very robust magnetic relaxation. However, their polymeric character is an obstacle to making them magnetic devices. Researchers from the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR) have shown that finite molecules can also behave like single-chain magnets. These objects then combine the advantages of single-chain magnets and those of single-molecule magnets. This work makes it possible to envision the realization of robust nanoscale magnetic memories in the future.

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Kevin Bernot, Univ Rennes, CNRS, INSA, ISCR - UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
Kevin [dot] Bernotatinsa-rennes [dot] fr

 

Published July 20, 2021