The project "Spin shuttles" investigates molecules with unpaired electron spins in view of their performance in
Spin shuttle is a term coined for endofullerene molecules that encage and protect an atom or molecule with an open electron shell. Such molecules are candidates for single molecule magnets and have a great potential as building blocks in molecular spintronics. A single molecule magnet is a single molecule that retains its magnetization direction for a long period of time, i.e. displays hysteresis.
The first single molecule magnet spin shuttle was Dy2ScN@C80.
Our experiments cover magnetic characterization of the electronic ground state with magnetometry and x-ray circular dichroism (XMCD). The structure of the molecules on surfaces is investigated by x-ray photoelectron diffraction (XPD), also with resonant excitation (RXPD) and tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS).
- Prof. Thomas Greber
- Controlled Oxidation and Self-Passivation of Bimetallic Magnetic FeCr and FeMn Aerosol Nanoparticles
J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 16083, (2019
→ DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01678
- Air-stable redox-active nanomagnets with lanthanide spins radical-bridged by a metal-metal bond
Nature Comm. 10, 571 (2019)
→ DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08513-6
- Circular dichroism and angular deviation in x-ray absorption spectra of Dy2ScN@C80 single-molecule magnets on h-BN/Rh(111)
Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 014409 (2019)
→ DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.014409
- Electronic Properties of Transferable Atomically Thin MoSe2/h-BN Heterostructures Grown on Rh(111)
ACS Nano, 12, 11161 (2018)
→ DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b05628
- Strong carbon cage influence on the single molecule magnetism in Dy-Sc nitride clusterfullerenes
Chem. Commun. 54, 9730-9733 (2018)
→ DOI: 10.1039/c8cc05029e
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