Single pyramid magnets: Dy5 pyramids with slow magnetic relaxation to 40 K

Robin J. Blagg, Christopher A. Muryn, Eric J. L. McInnes, Floriana Tuna, Richard E. P. Winpenny

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Single-molecule magnets: A square-pyramidal pentametallic dysprosium cluster was synthesized and showed slow magnetic relaxation at temperatures as high as 40 K. The thermal energy barrier to relaxation of magnetization of this single-molecule magnet was found at a temperature of 530 K and is the largest yet observed for any d- or f-block cluster compound.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6530-6533
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2011


  • cluster compounds
  • dysprosium
  • lanthanides
  • magnetic properties
  • single-molecule magnets

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