Graduate student, Duncan Moseley, and recent graduate, Shelby Stavretis (’18) conducted research “Spin–phonon couplings in transition metal complexes with slow magnetic relaxation” that is now published in Nature Communications, a highly reputable journal. Papers published by the journal aim to represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field.
Their innovative research spectroscopically reveals and quantitates the spin–phonon couplings in typical transition metal complexes and sheds light on the origin of the spin–phonon entanglement.
Both students are from the Xue lab group where research is centered on three areas: (1) spectroscopic studies of molecular magnetism; (2) synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes; (3) development of new chemical analyses. Both fundamental chemistry and applications are studied.