Recipes for enhanced molecular cooling

Marco Evangelisti, Euan K. Brechin

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Abstract

Molecular nanomagnets are considered valid candidates for magnetic refrigeration at low temperatures. Designing these materials for enhanced cooling requires the control and optimization of the quantum properties at the molecular level, in particular: spin ground state, magnetic anisotropy, and presence of low-lying excited spin states. Herein, we present the theoretical framework together with a critical review of recent results, and perspectives for future developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4672-4676
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume39
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • LOW-TEMPERATURE
  • MAGNETIC REFRIGERATION
  • CLUSTERS
  • TRANSITION

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