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Title: The synthesis and structural characterisation of a series of iodides and dipyridyl ketone based metal complexes with relevance to the Grätzel photovoltaic cell and single molecule magnets
Author: Haghjoo, Farhad
ISNI:       0000 0004 5355 6301
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2014
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The Grätzel photovoltaic cell is described in the introductory chapter and the main experimental method used in this study, X-ray crystallography, in the second chapter. The work described in chapter 3 and 4 was inspired by the Grätzel cell namely, the synthesis and characterisation of iodide and poly-iodides in chapter 3 and transition metal complexes synthesised using 2,2’-dipyridyl ketone in chapter 4.Chapter five looks in detail at a series of tri-angular lanthanide complexes, a chance discovery made while synthesising the 2,2’-dipyridyl ketone complexes described in chapter 4. These tri-angular clusters have interesting magnetic properties that are also described.
Supervisor: Pritchard, Robin Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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