EPR characterization of molecular magneto-structural correlations under pressure

Project Details


This international collaboration examined the effects of pressure on molecule-based magnets
ranging from simple monomers and dimers, to complex polymetallic molecules and single-molecule
magnets (SMMs). The use of pressure offers the potential to provide detailed information concerning
correlations between structure and magnetic properties within the same molecule. We looked
for such correlations by combining structural (X-ray) and magnetic characterization techniques with
High-Frequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (HFEPR), all under pressure.

Layman's description

This program examined the effects of pressure on the structural, magnetic and spectroscopic properties of molecular magnetic materials ranging from simple monomers and dimers, to complex SMMs.

Key findings

Pressure is a unique tool that can be employed in a variety of techniques to give unprecedented structural and spectroscopic information, impossible to be obtained by any other means. This project witnessed the very first example of a combined high pressure X-ray, SQUID and EPR study of any material.
Effective start/end date1/10/0931/12/12


  • EPSRC: £450,467.00
  • EPSRC: £79,314.00


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