Roberta Sessoli

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Clusters of metal ions are a class of compounds actively investigated for their magnetic properties, which should gradually change from those of simple paramagnets to those of bulk magnets. However, their interest lies in a number of different disciplines: chemistry, which seeks new synthetic strategies to make larger and larger clusters in a controlled(More)
Here we report the investigation of the magnetic relaxation and the quantum coherence of vanadyl phthalocyanine, VOPc, a multifunctional and easy-processable potential molecular spin qubit. VOPc in its pure form (1) and its crystalline dispersions in the isostructural diamagnetic host TiOPc in different stoichiometric ratios, namely VOPc:TiOPc 1:10 (2) and(More)
Vanadium(iv) complexes have recently shown record quantum spin coherence times that in several circumstances are limited by spin-lattice relaxation. The role of the environment and vibronic properties in the low temperature dynamics is here investigated by a comparative study of the magnetization dynamics as a function of crystallite size and the steric(More)
In the search for long-lived quantum coherence in spin systems, vanadium(IV) complexes have shown record phase memory times among molecular systems. When nuclear spin-free ligands are employed, vanadium(IV) complexes can show at low temperature sufficiently long quantum coherence times, Tm, to perform quantum operations, but their use in real devices(More)
Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, U Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3-13, 50019 S Department of Chemistry, University of Tu Torino, Italy. E-mail: roberta.sessoli@uni. † Electronic supplementary information (E and methods. Additional characterizati (Fig. S1–S5); CWand pulsed EPR resul UHV deposition (Fig. S12–S14); calculate composition (Fig. S15). See(More)
The first family of rare-earth-based single chain magnets is presented. Compounds of general formula [M(hfac)3(NITPhOPh)], where M = Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, or Yb, and PhOPh is the nitronyl-nitroxide radical (2,4'-benzoxo-4,4,5,5-tetramethylimidazoline-1-oxyl-3-oxide), have been structurally characterized and found to be isostructural. The characterization(More)
Molecules comprising a large number of coupled paramagnetic centers are attracting much interest because they may show properties which are intermediate between those of simple paramagnets and classical bulk magnets and provide unambiguous evidence of quantum size effects in magnets. To date, two cluster families, usually referred to as Mn12 and Fe8, have(More)
In the field of molecular spintronics, the use of magnetic molecules for information technology is a main target and the observation of magnetic hysteresis on individual molecules organized on surfaces is a necessary step to develop molecular memory arrays. Although simple paramagnetic molecules can show surface-induced magnetic ordering and hysteresis when(More)
Fabrication of molecular nanostructures and control of the molecular properties at the nanoscale is at the basis of the development of innovative single molecule devices. [ 1 ] Particularly active is the research for the organization of single molecule magnets (SMMs) that have been proposed as ideal candidates for the development of molecular spintronics(More)