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Durham University

Department of Physics

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Publication details for Professor Tom Lancaster

Lancaster, T., Blundell, S.J. & Pratt, F.L. (2013). Another Dimension: investigations of molecular magnetism using muon-spin relaxation. Physica Scripta 88(6): 068506.

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We review examples of muon–spin relaxation measurements on molecule-based magnetic coordination polymers, classified by their magnetic dimensionality. These include the one-dimensional s = 1/2 spin chain Cu(pyz)(NO3)2 and the two-dimensional s = 1/2 layered material [Cu(HF2)(pyz)2]BF4. We also describe some of the more exotic ground states that may become accessible in the future given the ability to tune the interaction strengths of our materials through crystal engineering.