Low Dimensional Magnetism from 0D to 2D Materials
Magnetism in low dimensional compounds creates exotic properties such as spin frustration and slow magnetic relaxation. The study of low dimensional magnetism is frequently hindered by the absence of appropriate synthetic compounds and the limited intersection of chemists and physicists. While low dimensional systems offer promise for the construction of model systems to study spin-spin interactions, orbital angular momentum, magnetic frustration, and magnetic relaxation, frequently the synthesis of these compounds presents significant chemical challenges, requiring both synthetic expertise and an understanding of magnetism.
We are pursuing the synthesis and characterization of novel magnetic compounds and probing their unusual magnetic behavior. The synthesis of both molecular compounds and mineralogy-inspired solid-state compounds will be presented along with magnetic properties. Specific magnetic properties of interest include spin relaxation, orbital angular momentum in molecular species, and spin frustration.