The synthesis of new magnetic materials across dimensionalities—1D chains, 2D sheet, and 3D solids—is important for developing a wide variety of technologies from magnetic cooling to supercomputing. Alex is currently targeting 1D chains containing paramagnetic metals bridged by ligand radicals for potential use in future supercomputers. The work involves air-free inorganic synthesis and a wide variety of characterization techniques including Mossbauer spectroscopy and SQUID magnetometry. Alex is a second year graduate student and received his BA in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University.
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