William M. Reiff
9 Hurtig Hall
1968 Ph.D., Syracuse University
1964 B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
Prof. Reiff's research deals with the basic magnetic properties of the organometallic solid state. The principal technique used in this research is Mössbauer spectroscopy, based on the Mössbauer effect (the resonant absorption and emission of gamma rays). Many of the studies involve detection of phase changes in measurements down to very low temperatures, as low as 0.30K. He is also interested in new synthetic approaches, e.g., ultrasonics, to metal-ion insertion chemistry with the goal of producing fast ion conductors for microelectronic devices.
Some of Prof. Reiff's recent work includes studies of: complex magnetism of ferrous chains based on alternating FeS4 and FeN4 tetrahedra; low temperature magnetism of high spin ferrous ions in chains and networks based on exo-bidentate nitrogen ligands; the transmission of antiferromagnetic exchange interactions by oxonium ions; low temperature spin dynamics in iron molecular nanomagnets; the spin-flop behavior of a true molecular magnet based on stacking of five coordinate iron III monomers; and probing the slow paramagnetic relaxation-quantum tunneling behavior of single molecule Mn12! anion based magnets.
Korendovych, Ivan V.; Kryatova, Olga P.; Reiff, William M.; Rybak-Akimova, Elena V. Iron(II) Complexes with Amide-Containing Macrocycles as Non-Heme Porphyrin Analogues. Inorganic Chemistry (2007), 46(10), 4197-4211.
Harris, T. David; Castellani, Michael P.; Rheingold, Arnold L.; Reiff, William M.; Yee, Gordon T. 1,1'-Diethyl-2,2',3,3',4,4',5,5'-octamethylferrocenium tetracyanoethylenide, [Fe(C5EtMe4)2]+[TCNE]-, a charge-transfer salt magnetic solid with a novel structural motif. Inorganica Chimica Acta (2006), 359(14), 4651-4654.
Telser, Joshua; van Slageren, Joris; Vongtragool, Suriyakan; Dressel, Martin; Reiff, William M.; Zvyagin, S. A.; Ozarowski, Andrew; Krzystek, J. High-frequency/high-field EPR spectroscopy of the high-spin ferrous ion in hexaaqua complexes. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (2005), 43(Spec. Issue)