Gold(i) bridged dimeric and trimeric heterometallic {Cr7Ni}-based qubit systems and their characterization

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  • External authors:
  • Deepak Asthana
  • Selena J. Lockyer
  • Selina Nawaz
  • Robert J. Woolfson
  • Grigore A. Timco
  • Christopher A. Muryn
  • Iñigo J. Vitorica-Yrezabal
  • Neil A. Burton


Gold(i) bridged dimeric and trimeric structures of a ground state spinS= 1/2 heterometallic {Cr7Ni} wheel have been prepared and studied by continuous wave (CW) and pulsed wave EPR spectrometry. The {Cr7Ni} relaxation time constants (T1andTm) show rates matching well with previous observations. Four pulse Double Electron Resonance (DEER) studies suggest presence of more than one conformations. Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) in conjunction with Molecular Dynamic (MD) Simulations were performed to look at the possible conformations in solution. In line with DEER results, simulation data further indicated more flexible molecular geometry in solution than the one in solid state.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4390-4395
Number of pages6
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2021