University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (8): 1-7.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201603006

• Chemistry Today • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Progress of Researches and Applications on Molecular Nanomagnets

Bo-Wei DONG,Shang-Da JIANG*()   

  • Published:2016-08-31
  • Contact: Shang-Da JIANG


Molecular magnetism researches the electronic structures of inorganic coordination complexes and organic radicals and their effects on the magnetic properties. The recent developments of molecular nanomagnets reveal that the magnetic bistablity can be achieved in an individual molecule, which is considered as a potential candidate for data storage materials of ultrahigh density. The well-defined quantum states of molecular nanomagnets also offer the chemical tuning access in the quantum decoherence investigation, laying the material foundation of quantum computer. In this paper, we briefly introduce the idea and properties of molecular nanomagnets, and the related researches are reviewed.

Key words: Molecular magnetism, Molecular nanomagnet, Qubit