Magnetism in low dimensional molecular spin systems allows us to study unexplored quantum or critical effects.

The team in Modena makes use of thermodynamic and surface techniques to disclose new phenomena at the molecular level.

Relevant Publications

  • F. Troiani, A. Ghirri, M.G.A. Paris, C. Bonizzoni and M. Affronte, Towards quantum sensing with molecular spins – J. Magn. Mag. Mater. 491, 165534 (2019)
  • A. Baniodeh, N. Magnani, Y. Lan, C. E. Anson, J. Richter, M. Affronte, J. Schnack and A. K. Powell, High Spin Cycles: Topping the Spin Record for a Single Molecule verging on Quantum Criticality – NPJ Quantum Mat. 3, 10 (2018)
  • A. Ghirri, A. Candini and M. Affronte, Molecular spins in the context of quantum technologies – Magnetochem. 3, 12 (2017).
  • A. Candini, D. Klar, S. Marocchi, V. Corradini, R. Biagi, V. de Renzi, U. del Pennino, F. Troiani, V. Bellini, S. Klyatskaya, M. Ruben, K. Kummer, N. B. Brookes,  H. Wende and M. Affronte, Spin-communication channels between Ln(III) bis-phthalocyanines molecular nanomagnets and a magnetic substrate – Sci. Rep. 6, 21740 (2016)
  • F. Troiani and M. Affronte, Molecular Spins for Quantum Information Technologies – Chem. Soc. Rev. 40, 3119 (2011).
  • G. A. Timco, S. Carretta, F. Troiani, F. Tuna, R. J. Pritchard,  E. J. L. McInnes, A. Ghirri, A. Candini, P. Santini, G. Amoretti,  M. Affronte and Richard E. P. Winpenny, Engineering coupling between molecular spin qubits by coordination chemistry – Nat. Nanotech. 4, 173 (2009).
  • F. Cinti, A. Rettori, M.G. Pini, M. Mariani, E. Micotti, A. Lascialfari, N. Papinutto, A. Amato, A. Caneschi, D. Gatteschi, M. Affronte, Two-Step Magnetic Ordering in Quasi-One-Dimensional Helimagnets: Possible Experimental Validation of Villain’s Conjecture about a Chiral Spin Liquid Phase – Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 057203 (2008).
  • M. Evangelisti, F. Luis, L.J. de Jong and M. Affronte, Magnetothermal properties of molecule-based materials  – J. Mat. Chem. 16, 2534 (2006).

Related Projects


Magnetism – Molecular Spins – Chemistry – Chemical Synthesis