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Danna Freedman

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2009; A.B., Harvard University, 2003

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

(1) Creating Binary Cu–Bi Compounds via High-Pressure Synthesis: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study
Clarke, S. M.; Amsler, M.; Walsh, J. P. S.; Yu, T.; Wang, Y.; Meng, Y.; Jacobsen, S. D.; Wolverton, C.; Freedman, D. E. Chem. Mater. 201729, 5276–5285.

(2) A Porous Array of Clock Qubits
Zadrozny, J. M.; Gallagher, A. T.; Harris, T. D.; Freedman, D. E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 7089–7094.

(3) Forging Solid-State Qubit Design Principles in a Molecular Furnace
Graham, M. J.; Zadrozny, J. M.; Fataftah, M. S.; Freedman, D. E. Chem. Mater. 201729, 1885–1897

(4)Synthetic Approach to Determine the Effect of Nuclear Spin Distance on Electronic Spin Decoherence
Graham, M. J.; Yu, C.; Krzyaniak, M.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Freedman, D. E. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017139, 3196–3201.

(5) Discovery of FeBi2
Walsh, J. P. S.; Clarke, S. M.; Meng, Y.; Jacobsen, S. D.; Freedman, D. E. ACS Cent. Sci. 20162, 867–871.

(6)  Millisecond Coherence Time in a Tunable Molecular Electronic Spin Qubit
Zadrozny, J. M.; Niklas, J.; Poluektov, O. G.; Freedman, D. E. ACS Cent. Sci. 20151, 488–492.

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