We demonstrate that Fe4 molecules can be deposited on gold by thermal sublimation in ultra-high vacuum with retention of single molecule magnet behavior. A magnetic hysteresis comparable to that found in bulk samples is indeed observed when a submonolayer film is studied by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism. Scanning tunneling microscopy evidences that Fe4 molecules are assembled in a two-dimensional lattice with short-range hexagonal order and coexist with a smaller contaminant. The presence of intact Fe4 molecules and the retention of their bistable magnetic behavior on the gold surface are supported by density functional theory calculations.

Magnetic Bistability in a Submonolayer of Sublimated Fe4 Single-Molecule Magnets / Malavolti, L.; Lanzilotto, V.; Ninova, S.; Poggini, L.; Cimatti, I.; Cortigiani, B.; Margheriti, L.; Chiappe, D.; Otero, E.; Sainctavit, P.; Totti, F; Cornia, Andrea; Mannini, M.; Sessoli, R.. - In: NANO LETTERS. - ISSN 1530-6984. - STAMPA. - 15:1(2015), pp. 535-541. [10.1021/nl503925h]

Magnetic Bistability in a Submonolayer of Sublimated Fe4 Single-Molecule Magnets

CORNIA, Andrea;
2015

Abstract

We demonstrate that Fe4 molecules can be deposited on gold by thermal sublimation in ultra-high vacuum with retention of single molecule magnet behavior. A magnetic hysteresis comparable to that found in bulk samples is indeed observed when a submonolayer film is studied by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism. Scanning tunneling microscopy evidences that Fe4 molecules are assembled in a two-dimensional lattice with short-range hexagonal order and coexist with a smaller contaminant. The presence of intact Fe4 molecules and the retention of their bistable magnetic behavior on the gold surface are supported by density functional theory calculations.
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Magnetic Bistability in a Submonolayer of Sublimated Fe4 Single-Molecule Magnets / Malavolti, L.; Lanzilotto, V.; Ninova, S.; Poggini, L.; Cimatti, I.; Cortigiani, B.; Margheriti, L.; Chiappe, D.; Otero, E.; Sainctavit, P.; Totti, F; Cornia, Andrea; Mannini, M.; Sessoli, R.. - In: NANO LETTERS. - ISSN 1530-6984. - STAMPA. - 15:1(2015), pp. 535-541. [10.1021/nl503925h]
Malavolti, L.; Lanzilotto, V.; Ninova, S.; Poggini, L.; Cimatti, I.; Cortigiani, B.; Margheriti, L.; Chiappe, D.; Otero, E.; Sainctavit, P.; Totti, F; Cornia, Andrea; Mannini, M.; Sessoli, R.
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