f-Block Material Design Driven by Control of f- and d-Orbital Covalency
The application of x-ray absorption spectroscopy will allow the orbital basis of magnetic exchange to be determined and the development of chemistry-based rules for exchange phenomena to be established. These results are expected to find applications in many systems and establish a foundation for future innovation in predicting, controlling, and preparing the next generation of f-element based superconducting and magnetic materials.
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