Welcome to the web pages of the Murrie research group
Our 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.
** Moya wins a prize for best poster at the 16th International Conference on Molecule-based Magnets, held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil **
** We report two new air-stable axial Dy(III) single-ion magnets, [Dy(H2O)5(HMPA)2]Cl3·HMPA·H2O (1) and [Dy(H2O)5(HMPA)2]I3·2HMPA (2) (HMPA = hexamethylphosphoramide), which exhibit magnetic hysteresis that remains open up to 9 K for 1@Y and 10 K for 2@Y, respectively. Chem. Commun., 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03929A **
** We show how the giant magnetic anisotropy that we observe in trigonal bipyramidal Ni(II) changes under high pressure. We demonstrate that the combination of high pressure techniques with ab initio studies creates a powerful tool that gives a unique insight into the design of systems that show giant magnetic anisotropy: Chem. Sci., 2018 DOI: 10.1039/C7SC04460G **