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, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 867–882 | Cite as

An introduction to molecular spintronics

  • ShangDa Jiang
  • Karin Goß
  • Christian Cervetti
  • Lapo Bogani
Reviews Special Topic · Molecular Magnetism

Abstract

We review the progress and future possibilities in the emerging area of molecular spintronics. We first provide an overview of the different transport regimes in which electronic nanodevices can operate, then briefly overview the important characteristics of molecular magnetic materials that can be useful for application in spintronics and we eventually present several schemes to include such systems into spintronic nanodevices. We hightlight the importance of a chemical approach to the area, and in the last section we showcase some approaches to the creation of hybrids made of carbon nanostructures and molecular magnets, which are gaining increasing attention.

Keywords

carbon nanostructures molecular spintronics molecular magnetism quantum transport electronic nanodevices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • ShangDa Jiang
    • 1
  • Karin Goß
    • 1
  • Christian Cervetti
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lapo Bogani
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institut für FestkörperforschungStuttgartGermany

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