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Kagomé lattice

A molecular toolkit for magnetism

Kagomé lattices are the most geometrically frustrated magnetic systems. But their magnetic properties remain poorly characterized because they are difficult to synthesize. A new versatile synthetic route to Kagomé lattices yields a spin-frustrated material from paramagnetic building blocks.

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Figure 1: From theory to reality.
Figure 2: Two structural isomers can be obtained by linking the vertices of molecular squares.


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Atwood, J. A molecular toolkit for magnetism. Nature Mater 1, 91–92 (2002).

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