Dysprosium Acetylacetonato Single-Molecule Magnet Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotubes

Materials (Basel). 2016 Dec 23;10(1):7. doi: 10.3390/ma10010007.


Dy single-molecule magnets (SMMs), which have several potential uses in a variety of applications, such as quantum computing, were encapsulated in multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by using a capillary method. Encapsulation was confirmed by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). In alternating current magnetic measurements, the magnetic susceptibilities of the Dy acetylacetonato complexes showed clear frequency dependence even inside the MWCNTs, meaning that this hybrid can be used as magnetic materials in devices.

Keywords: carbon nanotube; single-molecule magnet.