© 2014

Molecular Magnets

Physics and Applications

  • Juan Bartolomé
  • Fernando Luis
  • Julio F. Fernández

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Tunneling of Single Molecule Magnets

  3. Beyond Single Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Myriam P. Sarachik
      Pages 113-127
    3. Dante Gatteschi, Alessandro Vindigni
      Pages 191-220
    4. Juan Bartolomé, Carlos Monton, Ivan K. Schuller
      Pages 221-245
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Marco Affronte, Filippo Troiani
      Pages 249-273
    3. Kevin van Hoogdalem, Dimitrije Stepanenko, Daniel Loss
      Pages 275-296
    4. Enrique Burzurí, Herre S. J. van der Zant
      Pages 297-318
    5. Marc Ganzhorn, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer
      Pages 319-364
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 389-395

About this book


This book provides an overview of the physical phenomena discovered in magnetic molecular materials over the last 20 years. It is written by leading scientists having made the most important contributions to this active area of research. The main topics of this book are the principles of quantum tunneling and quantum coherence of single-molecule magnets (SMMs), phenomena which go beyond the physics of individual molecules, such as the collective behavior of arrays of SMMs, the physics of one-dimensional single–chain magnets and magnetism of SMMs grafted on substrates. The potential applications of these physical phenomena to classical and quantum information, communication technologies, and the emerging fields of molecular spintronics and magnetic refrigeration are stressed. The book is written for graduate students, researchers  and non-experts in this field of research.


Giant Spin Approximation Magnetic Dipolar Ordering Magnetic Quantum Tunneling Molecular Magnetic Nanomagnetism Molecular Magnets Reviewed Quantum Information Processing Quantum Ordering Single Molecule Magnet Spin Tunneling in Magnetic Molecules

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Bartolomé
    • 1
  • Fernando Luis
    • 2
  • Julio F. Fernández
    • 3
  1. 1.Condensed Matter Physics Facultad de Ciencias (A)University of Zaragoza ICMA, CSICZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Condensed Matter Physics Facultad de Ciencias (A)University of Zaragoza ICMA, CSICZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.Condensed Matter Physics Facultad de Ciencias (A)University of Zaragoza ICMA, CSICZaragozaSpain

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