Sep 18 – 20, 2013
Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Single-Ion Magnets: Playing with Molecule-Substrate Interactions

Sep 19, 2013, 3:30 PM
WHGA/001 (Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland)


Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland

invited talk Functional Materials


Dr Jan Gui-Hyon Dreiser (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and Paul Scherrer Institut)


Single-Ion Magnets (SIMs) [1-3] contain a single transition metal or rare-earth ion embedded in an organic ligand. In contrast to many other mononuclear molecular magnets, SIMs exhibit long magnetization relaxation times rendering them good candidates for future molecular spintronics or information processing applications. In order to exploit their properties they should be organized and addressable one-by-one [4], and one way to achieve this goal is to deposit submonolayers of SIMs on to surfaces. Interestingly, the properties of SIMs can be strongly modified upon adsorption on a surface with respect to the bulk crystalline phase because of molecule-substrate interactions [5]. It is thus important to understand how these interactions can be employed to control magnetic and structural properties of the SIMs. We will present our most recent experiments with respect to these goals. [1] Ishikawa, N.; Sugita, M.; Ishikawa, T.; Koshihara, S.-y.; Kaizu, Y. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 8694. [2] AlDamen, M. A.; Clemente-Juan, J. M.; Coronado, E.; Marti-Gastaldo, C.; Gaita-Arino, A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 8874. [3] Westerström, R.; Dreiser, J.; Piamonteze, C.; Muntwiler, M.; Weyeneth, S.; Brune, H.; Rusponi, S.; Nolting, F.; Popov, A.; Yang, S.; Dunsch, L.; Greber, T. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9840. [4] Gatteschi, D.; Cornia, A.; Mannini, M.; Sessoli, R. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 3408. [5] Domingo, N.; Bellido, E.; Ruiz-Molina, D. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 258, and references therein.

Primary author

Dr Jan Gui-Hyon Dreiser (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and Paul Scherrer Institut)


Mr Alberto Cavallin (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Dr Christian Wäckerlin (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Cinthia Piamonteze (Paul Scherrer Institut) Dr FABIO DONATI (EPFL) Frithjof Nolting (Paul Scherrer Institut) Prof. Harald Brune (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Prof. Jesper Bendix (Chemistry Dep., University of Copenhagen) Mr Kasper Pedersen (Chemistry Dep., University of Copenhagen) Dr Luca Gragnaniello (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Dr Stefano Rusponi (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

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