Functional Magnetic Materials
Molecule based magnets is a type of magnetic material .In molecule-based magnets, the physical building blocks are molecular in nature. These building blocks are either organic molecules, coordination compounds or a combination of both. In this case, the unpaired electrons may exist in d or f orbitals on isolated metal atoms, but may also exist in localized p and s orbitals as well on the purely organic classes. Like conventional magnets, they may be categorized as hard or soft, dependent on the magnitude of the coercive field. Additional distinguishing feature is that molecule-based magnets are arranged via low-temperature solution-based techniques, versus high-temperature metallurgical processing or electroplating. This permits a chemical tailoring of the molecular building blocks to alter the magnetic properties.