Topic: NEW SPINS IN MOLECULAR MAGNETISM
Speaker: Eugenio Coronado - Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol), Universitat de Valencia
Host: Professor Selvan Demir
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 481 E and W Chemistry Building
In the last 25 years molecular magnetism has been a source of new molecules exhibiting pronounced quantum effects in the single-molecule limit and new multifunctional materials mixing magnetism with a second property such as chirality, photomagnetism, molecular switching or (super)conductivity. At present, this field is rapidly evolving towards the use of these chemically-designed magnetic molecules and materials in other physically-driven emerging fields including molecular spintronics and quantum technologies. In molecular spintronics a tremendous challenge is that of creating a new generation of spintronic devices using molecular materials, or in the longer term one or a few molecules in the race toward miniaturization. In the area of quantum technologies the remarkable landmarks conquered in the last few years in the design of molecular spin qubits exhibiting long quantum coherence times and to implement quantum operations have raised expectations for their use in quantum computation. From a materials perspective, molecular magnetism is also approaching to two other hot areas of research, namely metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and two-dimensional (2D) materials for which magnetism has been considered until very recently an elusive property. In this talk I will illustrate with some examples these recent advances.