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Molecular magnetism

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
4
Lecturer: 
dr Alina Bieńko
Type: 
Optional
Level: 
Medium
Lecture
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)
Laboratory
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

The aim of the course is to get acquainted with magnetic phenomena in chemistry biology from both experimental and theoretical perspectives.

Assessment: 

Lecture: Written exam or prepare presentations on selected issues.
Laboratory: Making a magnetic measurement of coordination compounds by Gouya and SQUID method. Making the calculations based on a sample of experimental data with known measurement techniques. Analysis of observed impacts. Correlation results from structural data. Presentation of the data produced.

Prerequisites: 

Completed the main subjects of 1 year of level II.

Contents: 

Theory of molecular magnetism: definitions and units, magnetization and magnetic susceptibility, diamagnetic and paramagnetic susceptibilities, classification of magnets, fundamental equations in molecular magnetism , Van Vleck formula, temperature- independent paramagnetism, the Curie Law. Intermolecular interactions. The role of electronic and crystal structures in magnetic properties. High- and low-spin complexes. Zero – Field Splitting Effect. New molecular materials: ferrimagnetic chain compounds, single molecular magnets (SMM), single chain magnets (SCM). Magnetic long – range ordering in molecular compounds: design of molecular-based magnets. Magnetic compounds in biological system. Living organism in a strong and weak magnetic fields. Method of magnetic measurements.