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Magnetism in Chemistry (CHEM90046)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHEM90046
Campus
Parkville
Availability
July
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This subject will explore magnetochemistry in the context of isolated spins, discrete spin clusters and extended systems. Areas covered will include magnetic susceptibility, the mechanisms of magnetic exchange interactions, long range ordering in extended solids, spin crossover complexes and single-molecule magnets.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an increased knowledge and understanding of magnetochemistry in the context of isolated spins, discrete spin clusters and extended systems
  • Explain the magnetic properties of isolated organic radicals and 3d and 4f metal ions, the mechanisms of magnetic exchange interactions, long range ordering in extended solids and single-molecule magnetism
  • Use investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and to analyse literature reports of magnetochemical studies and data
  • Understand the microscopic quantum mechanical origin of magnetic phenomena in molecules and molecular materials based on transition metal and lanthanide ions, with special focus on exchange coupling, magnetic anisotropy, and spin relaxation dynamics, and use this knowledge to calculate observable magnetic properties of these systems.

Generic skills

  • advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • an ability to evaluate the professional literature
  • an understanding of the changing knowledge base
  • a capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context
  • the ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental observations

Last updated: 22 January 2019