The European Institute of Molecular Magnetism

Universitat de València

Organisation description:
Skills and role in the network:
UVEG is expert in molecular magnetism design and preparation of mono- and polynuclear metal complexes (using a complex-as-ligand building block approach), processing of magnetic molecules as thin films and other nanostructures and modeling.

Facilities:
Magnetic techniques (Quantum Design SQUID magnetometer 1,8-300K and X- and Q-band EPR).

Node leader:
Prof. Eugenio Coronado Miralles
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol)
Dept. Química Inorgánica
Universitat de València
Catedrático José Beltrán nº2
46980 Paterna (Spain)
Tel: +34-96-3544415
Fax: +34-96-3543273
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Website: http://www.icmol.es
Prof. Coronado (250 publications) discovered in 2000 the first molecular material with coexistence of ferromagnetism and metallic conductivity.

Specific awards:
Prize in Chemistry of the World Academy of Science and Technology 2002, Prize of research in Novel Technologies Rey Jaime I in 2003.

Number of publications and patents:
ca. 80 papers/year in international journals, 5 patents over the last 5 years.

CONTACT
Estrella Vives Piqueres
Email: Estrella.Vives@uv.es

University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Tecnico

Organisation description:
Skills and role in the network:
Synthesis and characterisation of materials with unconventional electrical and magnetic properties. Low Temperature and High Magnetic field techniques.

Facilities:
IST-C2TN holds labs for molecular synthesis and chemical characterization including glove boxes for air sensitive compounds, potentiostat/galvanostat, TGA-DSC equip, gas Chromatograph, HPLC, IR and UV spectrometers, Single crystal X-Ray and Powder X-Ray diffractometers.
IST-C2TN has specialized equipment for characterization of electrical and magnetic properties of materials using low temperature and high magnetic fields, such as:
- 18 T Magnet with 3He and 4He inserts for Electrical transport and magneto transport measurements, including a precision sample rotation stage.
- Torque Magnetometer (Cantilever): Oxford Instruments, 18 T, 1.6-280 K.
- 12 T Maglab system(Oxford); Multi-characterisation system including AC susceptibility (10Hz – 10kHz), extraction magnetisation and specific heath measurements up to 12T and in the range 1.5-350K)
- 7 T SQUID; SQUID Magnetometry, axial and transverse detectors, with 3He insert for measurements up to 7 T and in the range 0.3-450 K.
- Moessbauer spectroscopy several cryostats, and including a conversion electron detector for measurements the range 1.5-400K and under fields up to 7T.

Node leader:
Prof. Manuel Almeida
Instituto Superior Técnico
E-Mail: malmeida@ctn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Website: http://www.itn.pt/uk/uk_main.htm


CONTACT
Administrative contact person:
Teresa Pires
E-mail: tpires@ctn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt

MAN, University of Manchester

Organisation description:
Skills and role in the network:
MAN is expert in making large paramagnetic clusters, including many single molecule magnets, in multi-frequency EPR spectroscopy and also in synthesis of quantum dots and nanoparticles.

Facilities:
Two CCD diffractometers for structural characterisation.

Node leader:
Prof. Richard WINPENNY
Department of Chemistry
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, England
Tel: +44-161-275-4653
Fax: +44-161-275-4598
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Key personnel involved:
Prof. R. Winpenny leads the synthetic effort in molecular magnetism.
Prof. P. O'Brien (spin-off company "NanoCo. Ltd") is a world authority on manufacturing nanoscale particles.

Specific awards:
Fellowship Royal Society of Chemistry (Prof. P. O'Brien).

Number of publications and patents:
ca. 60 papers a year in international journals.

CONTACT
Mrs. Liz FAY
Tel: +44-0161-275-7114
Fax: +44-0161-275-4616
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EU Funding and Development Manager:
-Central management and administration of the University's European Commission funded research contracts (FP and others)
-Drafting the model contracts for the Marie Curie Programme (FP6) and the "Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships
-Implementation Guide" (available on the official EC FP6 website)

RO-Node-University of Bucharest

Organisation description:
Skills and role in the network:
The University of Bucharest forms part of the RO-Node. The RO-Node is expert in synthesising heterospin systems with magnetic properties, micromagnetic and phenomenological modelling of magnetisation processes, frustrated spin systems in co-ordination compounds, modeling of the magnetic interactions in molecular magnets, dipolar and orbital contributions.

Facilities:
Equipment for synthesis and spectroscopic characterisation (FTIR, UV-VIS, NIR) of synthesised compounds.

Node leader:
Prof. Marius Andruh
Department of Inorganic Chemistry,
University of Bucharest,
4-12 Regina Elisabeta Blvd.,
030018 Bucharest Sector 1,
Romania.
Tel: +40-21-30-77-346
Fax: +40-21-31-31-760
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Website: http://www.unibuc.ro/en/catd_cha_en

Key personnel involved:
Prof. M. Andruh (ca. 100 publications)
Prof. A. Stancu (ca. 200 publications)

Specific awards:
Romanian Academy Award for the achievements in the chemistry of polynuclear complexes (1990) (Prof. M. Andruh).

Number of publications and patents:
ca. 200 papers in international journals, ca. 100 in congress, 4 patents.

CONTACT
Mrs. Ecaterina Radulescu-Antal
Tel: +40-21-30-77-346
Fax: +40-21-31-31-760
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Employed at the University of Bucharest for 5 years.

Department of Legal Affairs:
-In charge of legal aspects concerning university partnerships, personnel management and research contracts (National and International)
-Supporting office for the Vice Rector of Research and the Vice Rector of Finance of the University of Bucharest
-In charge of legal aspects of the EIMM and the IPRs

INSTM, Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali

Organisation description:
Skills and role in the network:
The INSTM group is universally acknowledged as one of the excellence centres of Molecular Magnetism where many key developments in the field were obtained. It has a specific skill in Molecular Nanomagnets and in Molecular Routes to Nanomagnets.

Facilities:
Bruker Spectrometre for EPR Spectrosocpy at 95 GHz, magnetic apparatus to measure magnetic anisotropy in the range 0.3-1000K.

Node leader:
Prof. Dante GATTESCHI
Department of Chemistry,
University of Florence,
Polo Scientifico Universitario,
via della Lastruccia 3,
I 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy.
Tel. +39-055-4573285
Fax +39-055-4573372
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Key personnel involved:
-Prof. Dante Gatteschi (ca. 500 publications) is one of the pioneers of the field of molecular magnetism.
-Prof. Roberta Sessoli (ca. 150 publications) discovered the unusual magnetic properties of a manganese cluster.

Specific awards:
Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize 2002 (Prof. Dante Gatteschi and Prof. Roberta Sessoli).

Number of publications and patents:
Each year 50-60 papers in international journals, at least 10 publications in congress every year.

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Organisation description:
Skills and role in the network:
The AMU node specializes in modeling and simulations of molecular nanomagnets within the phenomenological and DFT methods.

Facilities:
Computing cluster and direct access to Tier-1 supercomputing platforms

Node leader:
Prof. Grzegorz Kamieniarz
E-Mail: gjk@amu.edu.pl
Website: htpp://www.fizyka.amu.edu.pl

CONTACT
Prof. Grzegorz Kamieniarz
E-Mail: gjk@amu.edu.pl