Molecular Magnets
Molecular Magnets

Day, Date & Time: Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.

Venue: SSCU Auditorium

Historically most materials in magnetic applications are based on inorganic materials. Recently, however, organic and
 molecular materials have began to show increasing promise due to the special properties associated with them. Purely 
organic ferromagnets, based upon nitronyl nitroxide radicals, show long range magnetic order at very low temperatures 
in the region of 1 K. One way to increase the transition temperature is by preparing hybrid magnets in which transition 
metal ions or rare earth metal ions are used to provide the magnetic moment and they are linked through organic linkers 
to mediate the magnetic interactions. One of the most promising applications of these organic-based magnets is in the 
rapidly developing field of spintronics (spin transport electronics). Spintronic devices utilize not only the charge 
of an electron but also uses the other quantum mechanical property associated with electrons called 'Spin' as an 
information carrier.

In this seminar, I will be briefly introduce the types of magnetic interactions possible in a molecular solid 
with few examples of purely organic and hybrid magnetic materials and their potential application in spintronic devices.

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2. David B. Amabilino et al., Phil Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A,1999, 357,2873-2891
3. Bin Li et al., Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 3382–3386

All are cordially invited to attend