Chemists love to create new molecules and materials with their hands while experimental physicists love to measure and study the physical phenomena. Theoreticians do what they do best, provide a theory that ties everything together. Finally, engineers like to transfer the technology to the greater public. Molecular nano-magnetism is a field that, in one way or another, touches all these scientists, bringing them together in an attempt provide answers to the ever-growing thrust for faster and more powerful electronic devices. We all know the miniaturization of processors can only reach certain physical limits, so new approaches are needed to handle the ever-growing volume of data. If information can be processed and stored at the molecular level, then high-density storage can be envisioned. Also, by manipulating the spin-based electronics (i.e. spintronics) through a small amount of energy, (i.e. electricity), it is possible to drastically cut the energy consumption related to data processing and storage. This example is one of the targeted research areas in the vast field of molecular-nano magnetism. Several hundreds of researchers work relentlessly in this field to study, understand, and harness some of these properties in an attempt to turn towards the aforementioned molecular electronic applications.
In recent years, thousands of articles were published in hundreds of journals and some of these are highly technical, but perhaps it is time to bring these articles and this beautiful research to a broader audience. The purpose of this blog is to highlight some of the recent important findings of researchers in this field. With this, I hope to bring students, researchers, teachers and professors together using a common web-base platform in order to share and debate our thoughts and discoveries, while also educating new comers.