Hard versus soft: zero-field dinuclear Dy(iii) oxygen bridged SMM and theoretical predictions of the sulfur and selenium analogues. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two dinuclear lanthanide complexes (Gd and Dy) were prepared and characterized by X-ray, magnetic and computational methods. The Dy analogue shows SMM behavior with an energy barrier of 98.4 K in the absence of an applied dc field. Theoretical calculations were performed on model complexes which support the hypothesis that the energy barrier will increase if the soft-donor atoms S and Se are used in lieu of an O donor.

published proceedings

  • Dalton Trans

author list (cited authors)

  • Vignesh, K. R., Alexandropoulos, D. I., Dolinar, B. S., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Vignesh, Kuduva R||Alexandropoulos, Dimitris I||Dolinar, Brian S||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • February 2019