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Tetrathiafulvalene-Based Magnets of Lanthanides

  • Olivier CadorEmail author
  • Fabrice Pointillart
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Part of the Topics in Organometallic Chemistry book series (TOPORGAN, volume 64)

Abstract

Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-based ligands and lanthanide ions have been intensively used for their electronic conductivity and optical properties, respectively. Their combination leads to a new class of coordination compounds that are able to display single-molecule magnet (SMM) behavior. Magnetic bistability resulting of such behavior could find potential applications in high-density data storage and quantum computing. In this chapter, a library of TTF-based magnets containing lanthanide ions is presented. Among this series, the influence of the coordination sphere and intra- and intermolecular interactions such as exchange, dipolar, supramolecular, and hyperfine interactions is probed through molecular engineering, magnetic dilutions, and isotopic enrichment.

Keywords

Ab initio calculations Coordination sphere Hyperfine interaction Lanthanide Single-molecule magnets Tetrathiafulvalene 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226 CNRS-Université de Rennes 1RennesFrance

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