Carbon Based Magnetism
An Overview of the Magnetism of Metal Free Carbon-Based Compounds and Materials
Tatiana Makarova & Fernando Palacio
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Magnetism is one of the most intriguing phenomena observed in nature. Magnetism is relevant to physics and geology, biology and chemistry. Traditional magnets, an ubiquitous part of many everyday gadgets, are made of heavy iron- or nickel based materials. Recently there have been reports on the observation of magnetism in carbon, a very light and biocompatible element. Metal-free carbon structures exhibiting magnetic ordering represent a new class of materials and open a novel field of research that could lead to many new technologies.· Thee most complete, detailed, and accurate Guide in the magnetism of carbon· Dynamically written by the leading experts· Deals with recent scientific highlights· Gathers together chemists and physicists, theoreticians and experimentalists· Unified treatment rather than a series of individually authored papers· Description of genuine organic molecular ferromagnets· Unique description of new carbon materials with Curie temperatures well above ambient.