Danna Freedman Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research Interests

The Freedman group applies the approaches and tools of synthetic inorganic chemistry to understand and overcome fundamental obstacles in physics and energy research. Synthetic inorganic chemistry will be used to target new systems; spectroscopy, crystallography, and magnetometry will be used to probe new compounds; and fundamental ligand field considerations will aid in interpretation of emerging physico-chemical phenomena and to predict new chemistry. Every student in our laboratory has the opportunity to learn synthetic techniques, crystallography, magnetism, and spectroscopy. Specific project areas are magnetism, superconductivity, and quantum computation.

Selected Publications

Clarke, S. M.; Freedman, D. E.; “(BiSe)1.23CrSe2 and (BiSe)1.22(Cr1.2Se2)2: Magnetic Anisotropy in the First Structurally Characterized Bismuth-Chromium-Selenide Ternary Phases” Inorg. Chem. ASAP DOI:10.1021/ic5029178

Zadrozny, J. M.; Niklas, J.; Poluektov, O. G.; Freedman, D. E.; “Multiple Quantum Coherences from Hyperfine Transitions in a Vanadium(IV) Complex” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2014, 136, 15841-15844.

Fataftah, M. S.; Zadrozny, J. M.; Rogers, D. M.; Freedman, D. E.; “A Mononuclear Transition Metal Single-Molecule Magnet in a Nuclear Spin-Free Ligand Environment” Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 10716–10721.

Graham, M. G.; Zadrozny, J. M.; Shiddiq, M.; Anderson, J. S.; Fataftah, M. S.; Hill, S.; Freedman, D. E. “Influence of Electronic Spin and Spin-Orbit Coupling on Decoherence in Mononuclear Transition Metal Complexes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014 136, 7623-7626.

Rondinelli, J. R.; Benedek, N. A.; Freedman, D. E.; Kavner, A.; Rodriguez, E. E.; Toberer, E. S.; Martin, L. W. “Accelerating Functional Materials Discovery” Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull. 2013, 92 ,14.