Magnetic cooling at a single molecule level: A spectroscopic investigation of isolated molecules on a surface

Valdis Corradini, Alberto Ghirri, Andrea Candini, Roberto Biagi, Umberto del Pennino, Gianluca Dotti, Edwige Otero, Fadi Choueikani, Robin J. Blagg, Eric J. L. McInnes, Marco Affronte

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A sub-monolayer distribution of isolated molecular Fe14(bta)6 nanomagnets is deposited intact on a Au(111) surface and investigated by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy. The entropy variation with respect to the applied magnetic field is extracted from the magnetization curves and evidences high magnetocaloric values at the single molecule level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2816-2820
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2013


  • molecular nanomagnets
  • magnetocaloric effect
  • x-ray magnetic circular dichroism
  • surface deposition

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