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The Metallofullerene Field-Induced Single-Ion Magnet HoSc2N@C80

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Dreiser Jan, Westerström Rasmus, Zhang Yang, Popov Alexey A., Dunsch Lothar, Krämer Karl, Liu Shi-Xia, Decurtins Silvio, Greber Thomas,
Project Dimensional and Anisotropy Control of Model Quantum Magnets
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Chemistry - A European Journal
Volume (Issue) 20(42)
Page(s) 13536 - 13540
Title of proceedings Chemistry - A European Journal
DOI 10.1002/chem.v20.42

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Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


The low-temperature magnetic properties of the endohedral metallofullerene HoSc2N@C80 have been studied by superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry. Alternating current (ac) susceptibility measurements reveal that this molecule exhibits slow relaxation of magnetization in a small applied field with timescales in the order of milliseconds. The equilibrium magnetic properties of HoSc2N@C80 indicate strong magnetic anisotropy. The large differences in magnetization relaxation times between the present compound and the previously investigated DySc2N@C80 are discussed.