Stronger crystal field interactions give actinides advantage over lanthanides in single-molecule magnet construction at high temperatures.

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Slow magnetic relaxation in homoleptic trispyrazolylborate complexes of neodymium(III) and uranium(III)Jeffrey Rinehart and Jeffrey Long compare the dynamic properties of the 4f3 complex, NdTp3 (Tp = trispyrazolylborate), and its isostructural 5f3 congener, UTp3. This is the first direct comparison of slow magnetic relaxation behaviour for isostructural and valence isoelectronic lanthanide and actinide complexes.

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Slow magnetic relaxation in homoleptic trispyrazolylborate complexes of neodymium(III) and uranium(III)
Jeffrey D. Rinehart and Jeffrey R. Long
Dalton Trans., 2012
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31352A, Communication

This manuscript is part of a themed issue titled Frontier and Perspectives in Molecule-Based Quantum Magnets which is due to be published later in the year. Below is a selection of papers also due to be included in this themed issue:

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