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Lecture Lindsay Egan


02 November 2007 FWN-Building 5113.0201, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Lindsay Egan
Affiliation: Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, University of Edinburgh
Title: Prussian blue analogues as molecular building blocks
Date: Fri Nov 2, 2007
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5113.0201
Host: Petra Rudolf
Telephone: +31 50 363 4736


My presentation will focus on the synthesis and characterization of molecule-based magnets (of varying dimensionality) based on Prussian blue analogue (PBA) building blocks. Interest in the field of molecule-based magnetism has been fuelled by the emergence of new technologies which demand increasingly sophisticated magnetic materials. The electronic and magnetic properties of molecule-based materials can be tailored to meet specific requirements by introducing subtle changes in molecular precursor composition or connectivity, thus giving them an advantage over classical magnets such as metals and metal oxides. PBAs are an archetypal class of molecule-based magnets, exhibiting a wealth of electronic and magnetic behaviours. Moreover, the availability of quasi-degenerate electronic states makes them ideal systems with which to explore switching phenomena at the molecular level. Similar intriguing electronic and magnetic effects are also anticipated in instances where PBA molecular building blocks are employed in the construction of nanoscale assemblies .

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