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Dr. Alessandro Lunghi
Assistant Professor, Physics


After a BSc and a MSc in Chemistry, Alessandro was awarded a PhD from the University of Florence, Italy, in 2016. He then moved to the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, where he began his postdoc activity in the group of Prof. Sanvito. His research interests lie at the boundary between spin relaxation theory, quantum science, and machine learning for new materials design. In 2020 he was awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant to pursue his own research vision. Alessandro is now leading a growing research group that works in the development of artificial intelligence methods for the design of new magnetic molecules for quantum technologies. Since February 2021 he holds the positions of Assistant Professor in Physics at Trinity College Dublin and of Funded Investigator at the Amber Research Centre.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nguyen, Vu Ha Anh, Lunghi, Alessandro, Predicting tensorial molecular properties with equivariant machine learning models, Physical Review B, 105, (16), 2022 Journal Article, 2022 TARA - Full Text DOI

Briganti, Matteo, Santanni, Fabio, Tesi, Lorenzo, Totti, Federico, Sessoli, Roberta, Lunghi, Alessandro, A Complete Ab Initio View of Orbach and Raman Spin"Lattice Relaxation in a Dysprosium Coordination Compound, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Lorenzo Poggini, Alessandro Lunghi, Alberto Collauto, Antonio Barbon, Lidia Armelao, Agnese Magnani, Andrea Caneschi, Federico Totti, Lorenzo Sorace, Matteo Mannini, Chemisorption of nitronyl"nitroxide radicals on gold surface: an assessment of morphology, exchange interaction and decoherence time, Nanoscale, 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Poggini, Lorenzo, Tancini, Erik, Danieli, Chiara, Sorrentino, Andrea Luigi, Serrano, Giulia, Lunghi, Alessandro, Malavolti, Luigi, Cucinotta, Giuseppe, Barra, Anne"Laure, Juhin, Amélie, Arrio, Marie"Anne, Li, Weibin, Otero, Edwige, Ohresser, Philippe, Joly, Loïc, Kappler, Jean Paul, Totti, Federico, Sainctavit, Philippe, Caneschi, Andrea, Sessoli, Roberta, Cornia, Andrea, Mannini, Matteo, Engineering Chemisorption of Fe 4 Single"Molecule Magnets on Gold, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 8, (24), 2021, p2101182 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Albino, Andrea, Benci, Stefano, Atzori, Matteo, Chelazzi, Laura, Ciattini, Samuele, Taschin, Andrea, Bartolini, Paolo, Lunghi, Alessandro, Righini, Roberto, Torre, Renato, Totti, Federico, Sessoli, Roberta, Temperature Dependence of Spin"Phonon Coupling in [VO(acac)2]: A Computational and Spectroscopic Study, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 125, (40), 2021, p22100-22110 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Fabio Santanni, Andrea Albino, Matteo Atzori, Davide Ranieri, Enrico Salvadori, Mario Chiesa, Alessandro Lunghi, Andrea Bencini, Lorenzo Sorace, Federico Totti, Roberta Sessoli, Probing Vibrational Symmetry Effects and Nuclear Spin Economy Principles in Molecular Spin Qubits, Inorganic Chemistry, 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Lunghi, Alessandro, Insights into the Spin-Lattice Dynamics of Organic Radicals Beyond Molecular Tumbling: A Combined Molecular Dynamics and Machine-Learning Approach, Applied Magnetic Resonance, 51, (11), 2020, p1343-1356 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Andrea Cornia, Anne-Laure Barra, Vladimir Bulicanu, Rodolphe Clérac, Miguel Cortijo, Elizabeth A. Hillard, Rita Galavotti, Alessandro Lunghi, Alessio Nicolini, Mathieu Rouzières, Lorenzo Sorace, Federico Totti, The Origin of Magnetic Anisotropy and Single-Molecule Magnet Behavior in Chromium(II)-Based Extended Metal Atom Chains, Inorganic Chemistry, 59, (3), 2020, p1763--1777 Journal Article, 2020

Lunghi, A., Sanvito, S., Surfing Multiple Conformation-Property Landscapes via Machine Learning: Designing Single-Ion Magnetic Anisotropy, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124, (10), 2020, p5802-5806 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Garlatti, E., Tesi, L., Lunghi, A., Atzori, M., Voneshen, D.J., Santini, P., Sanvito, S., Guidi, T., Sessoli, R., Carretta, S., Unveiling phonons in a molecular qubit with four-dimensional inelastic neutron scattering and density functional theory, Nature Communications, 11, (1), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Alessandro Lunghi, Stefano Sanvito, Multiple spin"phonon relaxation pathways in a Kramer single-ion magnet, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 153, (17), 2020, p174113 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Alessandro Lunghi, Stefano Sanvito, The Limit of Spin Lifetime in Solid-State Electronic Spins, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Yanhui Zhang, Alessandro Lunghi, Stefano Sanvito, Pushing the limits of atomistic simulations towards ultra-high temperature: A machine-learning force field for ZrB2, Acta Materialia, 186, 2020, p467--474 Journal Article, 2020

Lunghi, Alessandro, Sanvito, Stefano, Electronic spin-spin decoherence contribution in molecular qubits by quantum unitary spin dynamics, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 487, 2019, p165325 Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text DOI

Albino, Andrea, Benci, Stefano, Tesi, Lorenzo, Atzori, Matteo, Torre, Renato, Sanvito, Stefano, Sessoli, Roberta, Lunghi, Alessandro, First-Principles Investigation of Spin"Phonon Coupling in Vanadium-Based Molecular Spin Quantum Bits, Inorganic Chemistry, 58, (15), 2019, p10260-10268 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Lunghi, Alessandro, Sanvito, Stefano, A unified picture of the covalent bond within quantum-accurate force fields: From organic molecules to metallic complexes" reactivity, Science Advances, 5, (5), 2019, peaaw2210 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

Lunghi, Alessandro, Sanvito, Stefano, How do phonons relax molecular spins?, Science Advances, 5, (9), 2019, peaax7163 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

Aivaras Dirvanauskas, Rita Galavotti, Alessandro Lunghi, Alessio Nicolini, Fabrizio Roncaglia, Federico Totti, Andrea Cornia, Solution structure of a pentachromium(ii) single molecule magnet from DFT calculations, isotopic labelling and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, Dalton Transactions, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Guglielmo Fernandez Garcia, Alessandro Lunghi, Federico Totti, Roberta Sessoli, The disclosure of mesoscale behaviour of a 3d-SMM monolayer on Au(111) through a multilevel approach, Nanoscale, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Lunghi, A. and Totti, F. and Sessoli, R. and Sanvito, S., The role of anharmonic phonons in under-barrier spin relaxation of single molecule magnets, Nature Communications, 8, (14620), 2017, p085126- Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Matteo Atzori, Lorenzo Tesi, Stefano Benci, Alessandro Lunghi, Roberto Righini, Andrea Taschin, Renato Torre, Lorenzo Sorace, Roberta Sessoli, Spin Dynamics and Low Energy Vibrations: Insights from Vanadyl-Based Potential Molecular Qubits, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139, (12), 2017, p4338--4341 Journal Article, 2017

Lunghi, A. and Totti, F. and Sanvito, S. and Sessoli, R., Intra-molecular origin of the spin-phonon coupling in slow-relaxing molecular magnets, Chemical Science, 8, (9), 2017, p6051-6059 Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

L. Tesi, A. Lunghi, M. Atzori, E. Lucaccini, L. Sorace, F. Totti, R. Sessoli, Giant spin"phonon bottleneck effects in evaporable vanadyl-based molecules with long spin coherence, Dalton Trans., 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Francesco Bartoli, Andrea Bencini, Alessandra Garau, Claudia Giorgi, Vito Lippolis, Alessandro Lunghi, Federico Totti, Barbara Valtancoli, Di- and Triphosphate Recognition and Sensing with Mono- and Dinuclear Fluorescent Zinc(II) Complexes: Clues for the Design of Selective Chemosensors for Anions in Aqueous Media, Chem. Eur. J., 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Alessandro Lunghi, Federico Totti, The Role of Anisotropic Exchange in Single Molecule Magnets: A CASSCF/NEVPT2 Study of the Fe4 SMM Building Block [Fe2(OCH3)2(dbm)4] Dimer, Inorganics, 4, (4), 2016, p28 Journal Article, 2016

Guglielmo Fernandez Garcia, Alessandro Lunghi, Federico Totti, Roberta Sessoli, Toward Mesoscale Properties of Self-Assembled Monolayers of SMM on Au(111): An Integrated Ad Hoc FF and DFT Study, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, (27), 2016, p14774--14781 Journal Article, 2016

Tiziano Marzo, Serena Pillozzi, Ondrej Hrabina, Jana Kasparkova, Viktor Brabec, Annarosa Arcangeli, Gianluca Bartoli, Mirko Severi, Alessandro Lunghi, Federico Totti, Chiara Gabbiani, Adóracion G. Quiroga, Luigi Messori, cis-Pt I 2 (NH 3 ) 2 : a reappraisal, Dalton Trans., 44, (33), 2015, p14896--14905 Journal Article, 2015

Alessandro Lunghi, Marcella Iannuzzi, Roberta Sessoli, Federico Totti, Single molecule magnets grafted on gold: magnetic properties from ab initio molecular dynamics, J. Mater. Chem. C, 3, (28), 2015, p7294--7304 Journal Article, 2015

Alessandro Lunghi, Federico Totti, DFT magnetic characterization of a Fe 4 SMMs series: from isotropic exchange interactions to multi-spin zero field splitting, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2, (39), 2014, p8333--8343 Journal Article, 2014

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