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École polytechnique: Molecular magnets of a new kind

April 7, 2021

École polytechnique: Molecular magnets of a new kind

Magnets are omnipresent in our daily lives: they are found for example in electric motors, cars, computers, credit cards, telephones, refrigerators, etc. These results, published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, will enable the development of new synthesis strategies to move towards ever more efficient magnet molecules. The slower the magnetisation disappears, the better the magnet, hence the importance of better understanding the phenomena that control this relaxation. These results, to be found in the journal Angewandte Chemie, will make it possible to develop new synthesis strategies to move towards ever more efficient magnet molecules. This situation is known as metastable, which means that the magnetisation will eventually disappear (a phenomenon known as relaxation), but after a very long time. By modifying the close environment of this molecule, they showed that the more isolated the molecules were from each other, the slower their magnetic relaxation. A magnet is a system which, once magnetised by a magnetic field, retains this magnetisation in the absence of a field.

Article from India Education Diary.