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Brant Cage

Brant Cage Ph.D.

Brant Cage, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry






354 Life Sciences Building


B.S. University of West Florida
Ph.D. Florida State University

Research & Accomplishments 

The focus of our research is the development of magnetic materials for biophysical applications. This program encompasses chemistry, physics, and synthesis of magnetic materials. We design and build sensitive instrumental techniques to characterize the physical properties of these materials. Theoretical analysis of the physical properties leads to development of novel materials with superior properties, tuned to a particular need, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enhancement, magnetic refrigeration, and standards for MRI.


Cage B, McNeely JH, Davis K, et al. Magnetization and EPR of a series of Cr3+ squarate dimers. Polyhedron. 2010; 29(16): 3021-3027.
Khan M.I., Nome R.C., Putrevu N.R., McNeely J.H., Cage B., Doedens R.J. Hybrid materials composed of tetravanadate motifs: Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the open framework structure solids [{M(C5H5N)4}2]V4O12 (M=Cu, Co). Inorganica Chimica Acta. 2010; 363(15):4307-4312.
Cage B., Mcneely J.H., Russek S.E., Halpern H.J. Thermomagnetic properties of the Finland trityl radical. J Appl Phys. 2009; 105(4):43905.
M. I. Khan, R. C. Nome, S.Deb, J. McNeely, B. Cage, R. J. Doedens. Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials with Novel Framework Structures: Synthesis and Characterization of [Ni(py)4]4V10O29 and [Ni2(py)5(H2O)3] V4O12, Crystal Growth & Design, 2009.
Brant Cage, Stephen E. Russek, Richard Shoemaker, Alex J. Barker, Conrad Stoldt, Vasanth Ramachandaran, Naresh S. Dalal "The utility of the single-molecule magnet Fe8 as a magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent over a broad range of concentration" Polyhedron, 26, 2413-2419, 2007.

Brant Cage, Stephen Russek, David Zipse, Micah North, Naresh Dalal “Resonant Microwave Power Absorption and Relaxation of the Energy Levels of the Molecular Nanomagnet Fe8 using a commercial SQUID-based Methodology” App. Phys. Lett, 87, 082501, 2005.

Brant Cage, Stephen Russek “A Design for a Multifrequency High Magnetic Field SQUID-Detected Quantitative Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Probe: Spin-Lattice Relaxation of Cupric Sulfate Pentahydrate (CuSO4∙5 H2O)” Rev. Sci. Instr,75, 4401-4405, 2004.

Brant Cage, and Naresh Dalal, “Unhydrated Cr(V) Peroxychromates M3CrO8 (M = Na, K, Rb): Low Dimensional Antiferromagnets Exhibiting Large Specific Heats at mK – 5K Temperatures”, Chem. Mat., 13, 880-90, 2001.