Introduction To Molecular Magnetism From Transition Metals To Lanthanides.pdf
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: questions and answers are included at the end of each chapter.
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.
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 COOPERATIVE MAGNETS An Unexpected AFM EPR NMR Shift reagents MRI EXPERIMENTAL ASPECTS LUMINESCENCE A GLANCE TO SOLID STATE Oxides Superconductors Magnetic Nanoparticles Complementary Techniques