An Introduction to Molecularly Isolated Magnetic Systems
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 08 Apr 2010 from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Channel:||Condensed Matter Physics|
Molecularly isolated magnetic systems, or magnetic molecules, provide a test bed for the investigation of zero dimensional magnetism. Such molecules are composed from a finite number of magnetically coupled metal ions, where each molecule is magnetically isolated from its neighbours. Progress in coordination chemistry has opened up a wide range of such systems and hence coupling topologies. Physical studies have revealed many interesting quantum phenomena, such as quantum tunnelling of magnetisation in ferromagnetic systems, and the quantum oscillation of total spin at avoided spin state crossings in antiferromagnetic wheels .
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