The Murrie Research Group

Molecular Magnetism, Molecular Materials and Nanomaterials

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Ni SIMOur research interests are in the synthesis & characterisation of molecular materials and nanomaterials that display novel magnetic, optical or switching properties. These can be broadly split into three areas:

Molecular nanomagnets / single-molecule magnets

Nanomaterials (d- and f-block metal oxides)

The effect of high pressure on molecular materials

Read more about our research.

We would like to thank the following for funding:
EPSRC (for current EPSRC funding click here); The Science and Technology Facilities Council; The University of Glasgow; The Nuffield Foundation; The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and SYNERGY.


Latest news:

April 2017
** Congratulations to María José on her new 'magnetocaloric ring' paper with our collaborators in Zaragoza in Chem Commun **

March 2017
** New paper with our collaborators at the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin 'Probing photo-induced spin states in spin-crossover molecules with neutron scattering' published in Phys. Rev. B **

January 2017
** Beamtime awarded to use inelastic neutron scattering to probe single-ion magnets at the ISIS neutron source **

December 2016
** New paper with our collaborators in Edinburgh 'Pressure induced enhancement of the magnetic ordering temperature in rhenium(IV) monomers' published in Nature Communications **

** Programme mode application for high-pressure beamtime with our collaborators in Edinburgh funded, giving beamtime on I19 for the next 2 years **


New publications:

A topologically unique alternating {CoIII3GdIII3} magnetocaloric ring
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4799. DOI: 10.1039/c7cc02243c

Probing photo-induced spin states in spin-crossover molecules with neutron scattering
Phys. Rev. B, 2017, 95, 094403. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.094403

Pressure induced enhancement of the magnetic ordering temperature in rhenium(IV) monomers
Nat. Commun., 2016, 7, 13870. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13870

Surface charge control of quantum dot blinking
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 19487. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b07779 featured on the front cover

Enhancement of TbIII-CuII single-molecule magnet performance through structural modification
Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 12839. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201601971 Highlighted as a VIP

A Non-Topological Mechanism for Negative Linear Compressibility
Chem. Commun.,
2016, 52, 7486. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02489K


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