Pathways to relaxation in molecular magnets

The molecular magnetism group involving Profs Collison, McInnes and Winpenny, and Dr Floriana Tuna, has published a paper in Nature Chemistry

The molecular magnetism group involving Profs Collison, McInnes and Winpenny, and Dr Floriana Tuna, has published a paper in Nature Chemistry: http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/vaop/ncurrent/index.html. The paper describes methods to control magnetic relaxation pathways in lanthanide single molecule magnets, and through this control reports some of the highest known energy barriers for magnetic relaxation in molecules.
                       
Two undergraduates are authors on the paper – Priyanka Comar and James Speak, who carried out Master’s projects with Prof McInnes in 2012-13 and 2011-12 respectively. This continues a long tradition in the molecular magnetism group of project students: other recently published undergraduates from the team include:

  • Bryony Cross – Chemical Communications 2013
  • Robert Woolfson – Proceedings the National Academy of Science 2012
  • Andrew McRobbie – Chemical Communications 2011
  • Sophie Markey - Chemistry - A European Journal 2010
  • Paul Heath – Chemical Communications 2010

This record demonstrates the very high standard of Manchester undergraduates and the terrific supervision from the post-docs and senior PhD students in the laboratory, especially Drs Grigore Timco, Antonio Fernandez and Robin Blagg.                                                         

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