The Xue group has published multiple papers this year. This group’s research focuses on three areas: spectroscopic studies of molecular magnetism, synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes, and the development of new chemical analyses.
Inorganic Chemistry published their work “Inter-Kramers Transitions and Spin–Phonon Couplings in a Lanthanide-Based Single-Molecule Magnet.” Spin–phonon coupling plays a critical role in magnetic relaxation in single-molecule magnets (SMMs) and molecular qubits. This research shows spin–phonon couplings between IR-active phonons in a lanthanide molecular complex and Kramers doublets (from the crystal field). This study unveils and measures the spin–phonon couplings in a typical lanthanide complex and throw light on the origin of the spin–phonon entanglement.
Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry published the group’s work on “Direct Observation of Magnetic Transitions in a Nickel(II) Complex with Large Anisotropy.”
Chemosphere published their work “Sustained Release of Persulfate from Inert Inorganic Materials for Groundwater Remediation.” This work demonstrates the potential feasibility of sustained persulfate release from inert matrices for groundwater treatment.
They also have an invited review for the Comprehensive Coordination III on Tantalum in press.