Synthesis and characterization of novel magnetic materials

The field of molecular magnetism is a playground where the desired functionalities can be inserted into magnetic materials by rationally tuning the molecular systems, using chemical synthesis. In this project you will play with the chemical possibilities of coordination chemistry compounds, creating molecular and extended structures with novel spin properties, long coherence times and an admixture of electronic and magnetic properties. The materials will be tailored by changing the topology, by introducing novel functionalities (e.g. pi-stacking groups, luminescent elements, etc…) and will be the basis for an in-depth exploration with electron paramagnetic resonance, magnetometry, and conduction experiments. Special attention will be placed on the quantum properties of the magnetic nanomaterials, and their inclusion into functional nanodevices. The thesis is rather synthesis (+characterization) oriented and suitable candidates from materials or chemistry background. The work is developed in the context of national and European collaborations, so different aspects can be privileged depending on the interests and attitude of the candidate. Visits and learning periods to international laboratories can also be arranged. You will join an active and lively laboratory with an international atmosphere, and will be assisted in developing a personal vision and an autonomous scientific profile, as well as possible industrial links and scientific collaborations. Please refer directly to Dr. Lapo Bogani for details.

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