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Metal-organic magnets with large coercivity and ordering temperatures up to 242°C

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Panagiota Perlepe, Itziar Oyarzabal, Aaron Mailman, Morgane Yquel, Mikhail Platunov, Iurii Dovgaliuk, Mathieu Rouzières, Philippe Négrier, Denise Mondieig, Elizaveta A. Suturina, Marie-anne Dourges, Sébastien Bonhommeau, Rebecca A. Musgrave, Kasper S. Pedersen, Dmitry Chernyshov, Fabrice Wilhelm, Andrei Rogalev, Corine Mathonière, Rodolphe Clérac

Original languageEnglish
Article numberabb3861
Pages (from-to)587-592
Number of pages6
JournalScience
Volume370
Issue number6516
Early online date30 Oct 2020
DOIs
Accepted/In press11 Sep 2020
E-pub ahead of print30 Oct 2020
Published30 Oct 2020

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Abstract

Magnets derived from inorganic materials (e.g., oxides, rare-earth-based, and intermetallic compounds) are key components of modern technological applications. Despite considerable success in a broad range of applications, these inorganic magnets suffer several drawbacks, including energetically expensive fabrication, limited availability of certain constituent elements, high density, and poor scope for chemical tunability. A promising design strategy for next-generation magnets relies on the versatile coordination chemistry of abundant metal ions and inexpensive organic ligands. Following this approach, we report the general, simple, and efficient synthesis of lightweight, molecule-based magnets by postsynthetic reduction of preassembled coordination networks that incorporate chromium metal ions and pyrazine building blocks. The resulting metal-organic ferrimagnets feature critical temperatures up to 242°C and a 7500-oersted room-temperature coercivity.

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