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EMR Science Highlights


June 20, 2024

This study reports the first example of a europium single-molecule magnet – a molecule that can retain alignment of its ‘North’ and ‘South’ poles at l…

(a) Average crystal structure of Na2Co2TeO6 with each Na site 2/3 occupied; Te and O atoms have been omitted for clarity. (b) Representative structure showing Na-occupation disorder,

January 18, 2024

Studying a mysterious magnetic material (Na2Co2TeO6) that could be used in future quantum computing schemes, researchers revealed the crucial role mic…


August 11, 2023

New instrumentation allows electron magnetic resonance experiments to be performed in the lab’s flagship 36 T Series-Connected Hybrid magnet, unlockin…

Left: Magnetic field-swept pulsed electron echo-detected (ED) spectrum of a reactive, short-lived state of Mn/Fe R2lox after binding oxygen. Right: Detailed structure of the “R2lox” metalloprotein

January 23, 2023

High-magnetic-field time-resolved electron magnetic resonance was used to probe the unusual manganese/iron complex that is believed to play a role in …

Pulsed electron spin-echo spectra recorded at 94GHz and 5K, for the three compounds shown.

September 12, 2022

Electron spin coherence was enhanced through engineering of so-called clock transitions in molecular magnets, an advance in quantum computing strategi…


May 16, 2022

Using far-infared magnetospectroscopy in high magnetic fields, scientists probed coupled electronic and vibrational modes in a molecular magnet that a…

The six-carbon benzene ring (highlighted in green) is stabilized via the surrounding rigid ligand scaffold, with the pair of metal ions (M = Y or Gd) above and below, further promoting the magnetic (triplet) ground state. The delocalized nature (aromaticity) of the unpaired electrons manifests as an equalization of the carbon-carbon bond lengths (right), resulting in an undistorted ring structure

February 09, 2022

High-magnetic-field, high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance demonstrates how coordination chemistry can be leveraged to stabilize a desired el…

Normalized transmission through a BiFeO3 crystal with the magnetic field.

June 23, 2021

High-resolution electron magnetic resonance studies of the spin-wave spectrum in the high-field phase of the multiferroic Bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) rev…

Molecular structure of the neutral Ni4(NPtBu3)4

February 11, 2021

An exciting advance of interest to future molecular-scale information storage. By using the uniquely high frequency Electron Magnetic Resonance techni…

Incident terahertz radiation pumps spin current into an adjacent metal, which is converted into a charge current and charge voltage through the so-called spin Hall effect.

October 06, 2020

This work reports the first observation of the dynamical generation of a spin polarized current from an antiferromagnetic material into an adjacent no…

(top) Schematic of the new silicon-mediated replacement of fluorine atoms, resulting in the magnetic building block molecule shown at upper right. (bottom) Frequency vs magnetic field plot from which the much stronger magnetism along the z-axis (the steeper red line) can be deduced for the molecule with spin S = 3/2 and “M” representing a Rhenium atom.

April 23, 2020

This study reports the first transition metal compounds featuring mixed fluoride–cyanide ligands. A significant enhancement of the magnetic anisotropy…


January 31, 2020

Electron spin resonance work shows how transition metal can retain quantum information, important work on the path to next-generation quantum technolo…

A microwave beam (rainbow and solid blue arrow) is used to excite a free electron (purple), which in turn enhances (dashed blue arrows) magnetic resonance signals (black arrows) on near-by carbon atoms (yellow), thus allowing high sensitivity in combination with high-resolution.

December 12, 2019

This finding demonstrates a path forward to dramatically enhance sensitivity for molecule concentration measurement by magnetic resonance using Overha…

Scientists studied the copper-based compound [Cu(pyrimidine)H2O4] SiF6 H2O. Repeating units of four copper ions (see above) create corkscrew-like chains with intriguing magnetic properties.

June 20, 2019

The findings contribute to scientists' understanding of magnetic materials that could point the way to future applications.

(A) Molecular structure of TCRαTMC. Labeled residues (R1) for EPR studies are highlighted in red. (B) EPR distance.

January 29, 2019

Insights into the structure and movement of T cell surface proteins could lead to new ways to fight cancers, infections and other diseases.

The structure of one of the oxoiron(IV) complexes.

August 21, 2018

This work investigates a series of oxoiron complexes that serve as models towards understanding the mechanism of catalysis for certain iron-containing…

Schematic illustrating the dissolution DNP process.

April 17, 2018

In this study, researchers added a low concentration of the endohedral metallofullerene (EMF) Gd2@C79N to DNP samples, finding that 1H and 13C enhance…

Simulations of high frequency (320 GHz) high magnetic field derivative display EPR spectra of Mn2+Sod and of the Mn2+ of Dr using EasySpin.

February 26, 2018

This high-field EPR study of the H-Mn2+ content in the bacterium Deinococcus Radiodurans provides the strongest known biological indicator of cellular…