We study the magnetothermal properties of magnetically isotropic high-spin molecular nanomagnets containing 17 Fe 3+ ions per molecule linked via oxide and hydroxide ions, packed in a crystallographic cubic symmetry. Low-temperature magnetization and heat capacity experiments reveal that each molecular unit carries a net spin ground state as large as S = 35/2 and a magnetic anisotropy as small as D = 0.023 K, while no magnetic order, purely driven by dipolar interactions, is to be expected down to very-low temperatures. These characteristics suggest that the Fe17 molecular nanomagnet can potentially be employed as a sub-Kelvin magnetic refrigerant.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jun 2012|