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Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) that can be trapped in one of the bistable magnetic states separated by an energy barrier are among the most promising candidates for high-density information storage, quantum processing, and spintronics. To date, a considerable series of achievements have been made. However, the presence of fast quantum tunnelling of(More)
The first "half-sandwich" Yb(III) single-ion magnets (SIMs) based on [12-MCZn(ii)-4] are reported, in which the central ytterbium ion is coordinated by YbO8 geometry in D4d symmetry. The anisotropic barrier is extracted from the analysis of static, dynamic magnetism and emission spectrum offering an insight into the magneto-optical correlation.
Four single-phase isostructural mononuclear complexes (HNEt₃)[DyxYb1-x(bpyda)2]·3H₂O (x = 1 (1), 0 (2), 0.367 (3), 0.135 (4), bpyda = 2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylate) show characteristics of controllable slow relaxation and photoluminescence. The molecular hybrids 3 and 4 exhibit the Orbach process for the DyIII component and a mixture of direct and(More)
The dimeric molecule [Dy2(acac)6(MeOH)2(bpe)]·bpe·2MeOH (1, acac = acetylacetonate, bpe = 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene) undergoes a solid-state ligand substitution reaction upon heating, leading to the one-dimensional chain [Dy(acac)3(bpe)]n (2). This structural transformation takes advantage of the potential coordination of the guest bpe molecules present in(More)
Two 3d-4f nanomagnets, [Dy(III)2Cu(II)7] (1) and [Gd(III)6Cu(II)12] (2), are synthesized under a two-step in situ reaction of picolinaldehyde. Not only the final adduct (hemiacetal), but also the intermediate (gem-diol) are "visualized" by X-ray single crystal diffraction. The Dy complex behaves as a single-molecule magnet, while the Gd complex exhibits a(More)
Based on the analogous kagomé [Co3 (imda)2 ] layers (imda=imidazole-4,5-dicarboxylate), a family of pillar-layered frameworks with the formula of [Co3 (imda)2 (L)3 ]⋅(L)n ⋅xH2 O (1: L=pyrazine, n=0, x=8; 2: L=4,4'-bipyridine, n=1, x=8; 3: L=1,4-di(pyridin-4-yl)benzene, n=1, x=13; 4: L=4,4'-di(pyridin-4-yl)-1,1'-biphenyl, n=1, x=14) have been successfully(More)
The perturbation to the ligand field around the lanthanide ion may significantly contribute to the magnetic dynamics of single molecule magnets. This can be demonstrated by two typical Dy4 cluster-based single molecular magnets (SMMs), [Dy4X2(μ3-OH)2(μ-OH)2(2,2-bpt)4(H2O)4]X2·2H2O·4EtOH (X = Cl and Br for and , respectively), which were constructed by using(More)
A bifunctional dysprosium(III) dimer, [Dy2(HTPEIPOMe)2(OAc)4(NO3)2] (1), comprising an AIE-active (AIE = aggregation-induced emission) ligand of 2-methoxy-6-[[[4-(1,2,2-triphenylvinyl)phenyl]imino]methyl]phenol (HTPEIPOMe), was successfully synthesized. It not only behaves as a single-molecule magnet (SMM) with an energy barrier of 168(15) K at zero field(More)
A stable Dy(III)-dispersed compound with single-molecule magnet behavior, Dy(0.06)Y(0.94)(OH)CO3, was isolated by a general strategy targeted at the doping of paramagnetic Dy(3+) into a diamagnetic 3D inorganic network of Y(OH)CO3. The single-ion origin of slow magnetic relaxation was gradually released as variations of the dysprosium/yttrium ratio and(More)
Two Ln(iii) (Ln = Ce or Nd) complexes based on [15-MC-6] (MC = metallacrown) and phosphine oxide are reported for the first time with the Ln(iii) ion featuring nearly perfect hexagonal bipyramidal LnO8 geometry, with pseudo-D6h symmetry. Magnetic measurements reveal that both behave as single-ion magnets (SIMs), where the slow relaxation is dominated by the(More)