Canadian magnetism community is continuing to grow. Traditionally there is a strong expertise on radical based chemistry, the new generation of researchers are turning towards the use of these radicals in coordination chemistry and molecular-nanomagnets. It seems like the marriage of coordination chemistry with radicals is slowly taking place. The better of these two worlds is generating new exciting physical properties. In this blog, I want to highlight some of the recent results published by Canadian researchers in this field. Let me focus first on some of the people in Ontario before trying to attempt to go across the nation. Although there are many excellent emerging groups in the field of molecular-nanomagnets including mine in Ontario, I would like to highlight this time a handful of teams and their nice work.
Molecular-nanomagnetic materials are frequently cited as being relevant within the fields of spintronics and quantum computing due to their clean quantum magnetic features. However, prior to the potential realization of SIMs/SMMs within materials for such technologies, understanding the fundamental physics of spin dynamics on surfaces is pivotal.