Finding reliable methods to exploit molecular degrees of freedom represents an intriguing problem involving the control of new mechanisms at the nano-scale and several technological challenges. Here we report a novel approach to address single molecular spin embedded in an electronic circuit. Our devices make use of molecules with well-defined magnetic anisotropy (TbPc2) embedded in nano-gapped electrodes obtained by electro-burning graphene layers. Such devices work as molecular spin transistors allowing the detection of the Tb spin flip during the sweep of an external magnetic field. The spin read out is made by the molecular quantum dot that, in turns, is driven by an auxiliary gate voltage. In the general context of (spin-)electronics, these results demonstrate that: 1) molecular quantum dots can be used as ultra-sensitive detectors for spin flip detection and 2) the use of graphene electrodes as platform to contact organo-metallic molecule is a viable route to design more complex nano-architectures.

Addressing single molecular spin with graphene based nano-architectures / Candini, A.; Lumetti, S.; Balestro, F.; Wernsdorfer, W.; Affronte, M.. - (2017), pp. 165-184. [10.1007/978-3-319-57096-9]

Addressing single molecular spin with graphene based nano-architectures.

A. Candini;S. Lumetti;M. Affronte
2017

Abstract

Finding reliable methods to exploit molecular degrees of freedom represents an intriguing problem involving the control of new mechanisms at the nano-scale and several technological challenges. Here we report a novel approach to address single molecular spin embedded in an electronic circuit. Our devices make use of molecules with well-defined magnetic anisotropy (TbPc2) embedded in nano-gapped electrodes obtained by electro-burning graphene layers. Such devices work as molecular spin transistors allowing the detection of the Tb spin flip during the sweep of an external magnetic field. The spin read out is made by the molecular quantum dot that, in turns, is driven by an auxiliary gate voltage. In the general context of (spin-)electronics, these results demonstrate that: 1) molecular quantum dots can be used as ultra-sensitive detectors for spin flip detection and 2) the use of graphene electrodes as platform to contact organo-metallic molecule is a viable route to design more complex nano-architectures.
Molecular Architectonics
Ogawa Takuji
9783319570969
Springer
Addressing single molecular spin with graphene based nano-architectures / Candini, A.; Lumetti, S.; Balestro, F.; Wernsdorfer, W.; Affronte, M.. - (2017), pp. 165-184. [10.1007/978-3-319-57096-9]
Candini, A.; Lumetti, S.; Balestro, F.; Wernsdorfer, W.; Affronte, M.
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