Molecule-based magnetic coolers

Yan Zhen Zheng, Guo Jun Zhou, Zhiping Zheng, Richard E.P. Winpenny

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There has been a rapid expansion in the use of molecular magnets for both low- and ultra low-temperature cooling applications in recent years, and here we review the chemical variation and magnetothermal properties of reported molecular coolers, structuring the review by structural dimensions, metal-ions involved and ligands employed. This review provides an overview of the developments in designing better low-temperature magnetic refrigerants, and includes description of new 3D-materials that, in some ways, out-perform traditional magnetic coolants. Thus, this review should serve as both a tutorial for many newcomers and a summary of progress for researchers who are active in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1462-1475
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 7 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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