A dense metal-organic framework for enhanced magnetic refrigeration

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  • External authors:
  • Giulia Lorusso
  • Joseph W. Sharples
  • Elias Palacios
  • Olivier Roubeau
  • Euan K. Brechin
  • Roberta Sessoli
  • Andrea Rossin
  • Marco Evangelisti


The three-dimensional metal-organic framework Gd(HCOO)3 is characterized by a relatively compact crystal lattice of weakly interacting Gd3+ spin centers interconnected via lightweight formate ligands, overall providing a remarkably large magnetic:non-magnetic elemental weight ratio. The resulting magnetocaloric effect per unit volume is decidedly superior in Gd(HCOO)3 than in the best known magnetic refrigerant materials for liquid-helium temperatures and low-moderate applied fields. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4653-4656
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2013

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