Magnetic frustration in a hexaazatrinaphthylene-bridged trimetallic dysprosium single-molecule magnet

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  • Authors:
  • Richard Grindell
  • Veacheslav Vieru
  • Thomas Pugh
  • Liviu F. Chibotaru
  • Richard Layfield


The synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the HAN-bridged tri-dysprosium complex [{(thd)3Dy}3HAN] (1) are described. The complex is an SMM that shows two relaxation processes owing to the presence of two geometrically distinct Dy3+ sites in 1. Ab initio calculations reveal that the magnetic ground state of 1 is characterized by magnetic frustration.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16556-16560
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Early online date23 May 2016
StatePublished - 2016