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Molecular Nanomagnets

Dante Gatteschi, Roberta Sessoli, and Jacques Villain


Nanomagnetism is a rapidly expanding area of research in nanoscience, opening perspectives of novel applications. Magnetic molecules are at the very bottom of the possible size of nanomagnets, and they provide a unique opportunity to observe the coexistence of quantum and classical properties. The discovery in the early 1990s that a cluster comprising twelve manganese ions shows magnetic hysteresis of molecular origin accompanied by quantum tunnelling of the magnetization opened a new research, which is flourishing through the collaboration of chemists and physicists. The field is often indica ... More

Keywords: nanoscience, nanomagnetism, single molecule magnets, molecular magnetism, magnetic anisotropy, magnetic relaxation, quantum tunnelling, molecular nanomagnets, clusters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198567530
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567530.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dante Gatteschi, author
University of Florence

Roberta Sessoli, author
University of Florence

Jacques Villain, author
CEA Grenoble

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