314 pages | 29 Color Illus. | 130 B/W Illus.
This book provides a comprehensive overview on multifunctional molecular materials that involve coexistence or interplay or synergy between multiple physical properties focusing on electrical conductivity, magnetism, single-molecule magnets behavior, chirality, spin crossover, and luminescence. The book’s coverage ranges from transition metals and lanthanide coordination complexes to genuine organic materials. The book also discusses some potentialities of applications of these materials in molecule-based devices.
"One of the foremost contemporary challenges of materials science is the development and understanding of materials with interacting or co-existing functionalities. In this unique book, the current status of this field in molecular systems has been thoroughly reviewed by leading experts. This work is highly recommended both as a desktop reference for current researchers and an enlightening introduction for students and those new to the field."
—Dr. John Schlueter,Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Magnetism and Conductivity, T. Sugawara and A. Miyazaki
Multi-Functionalities of Single-Molecule Magnets with Electrical Conductivities, K. Kubo, H. Hiraga, H. Miyasaka, and M. Yamashita
Multifunctional Single-Molecule Magnets and Single Chain Magnets, L.-C. Kang and J.-L. Zuo
Magnetism and Chirality, K. Inoue and J.-I. Kishine
Towards Bi-Functional Materials with Conducting, Photochromic and Spin Crossover Properties, L. Valade, I. Malfant, and C. Faulmann
Electroactive 4f Lanthanides Complexes Involving Tetrathiafulvalene Derivatives as Ligands: Magnetism and Luminescence, F. Pointillart, S. Golhen, O. Cador, and L. Ouahab
Multifunctional Materials of Interest in Molecular Electronics, M. L. Mercuri, P. Deplano, A. Serpe, and F. Artizzu