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The successful development of a quantum computer would change the world, and current internet encryption methods would cease to function. However, no working quantum computer that even begins to rival conventional computers has been developed yet, which is due to the lack of suitable quantum bits. A key characteristic of a quantum bit is the coherence time.(More)
Tunable single-molecule magnets: The spin-level landscape in a series of Fe(III) (4) single-molecule magnets with propeller-like structure was analyzed by means of high-frequency EPR spectroscopy. The zero-field splitting parameter D of the ground S=5 spin state correlates strongly with the pitch of the propeller gamma (see picture), and thus provides a(More)
Single-molecule magnets display magnetic bistability of molecular origin, which may one day be exploited in magnetic data storage devices. Recently it was realised that increasing the magnetic moment of polynuclear molecules does not automatically lead to a substantial increase in magnetic bistability. Attention has thus increasingly focussed on ions with(More)
BACKGROUND Observations from population-based studies demonstrated a strong genetic component of sudden cardiac death. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that ion channel genes mutations are more common in ventricular fibrillation (VF) survivors with coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to controls. METHODS The entire coding sequence of(More)
The complexes [{(tmpa)Co(II) }2 (μ-L(1) )(2-) ](2+) (1(2+) ) and [{(tmpa)Co(II) }2 (μ-L(2) )(2-) ](2+) (2(2+) ), with tmpa=tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine, H2 L(1) =2,5-di-[2-(methoxy)-anilino]-1,4-benzoquinone, and H2 L(2) =2,5-di-[2-(trifluoromethyl)-anilino]-1,4-benzoquinone, were synthesized and characterized. Structural analysis of 2(2+) revealed a(More)
Polynuclear single-molecule magnets (SMMs) were diluted in a diamagnetic crystal lattice to afford arrays of independent and iso-oriented magnetic units. Crystalline solid solutions of an Fe(4) SMM and its Ga(4) analogue were prepared with no metal scrambling for Fe(4) molar fractions x down to 0.01. According to high-frequency EPR and magnetic(More)
Single-crystal studies on anisotropic ESR-active materials can be conveniently carried out using torque-detected (TD) ESR, a novel technique which brings to ESR the sensitivity typical of torque magnetometry (TM). This method, which is easily operated in high magnetic fields and in a wide range of frequencies, was applied to investigate magnetic anisotropy(More)
The electronic structure of a novel lanthanide-based single-ion magnet, {C(NH2)3}5[Er(CO3)4]·11H2O, was comprehensively studied by means of a large number of different spectroscopic techniques, including far-infrared, optical, and magnetic resonance spectroscopies. A thorough analysis, based on crystal field theory, allowed an unambiguous determination of(More)
The static and dynamic magnetic properties of a pentacoordinate [Co(phen)(DMSO)Cl2] compound (phen = 1,10'-phenanthroline, DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide) were thoroughly studied by experimental (SQUID magnetometry and HF-EPR spectroscopy) and theoretical methods (DFT and CASSCF calculations). It has been found from temperature/field-dependent magnetization(More)
Quinonoid ligands are excellent bridges for generating redox-rich dinuclear assemblies. A large majority of these bridges are symmetrically substituted, with examples of unsymmetrically substituted quinonoid bridges being extremely rare. We present here a dicobalt complex in its various redox states with an unsymmetrically substituted quinonoid bridging(More)