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Single-molecule devices with graphene electrodes

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Several technological issues have to be faced to realize devices working at the single molecule level. One of the main challenges consists of defining methods to fabricate electrodes to make contact with single molecules. Here, we report the realization of novel spintronic devices made of a TbPc2 single molecule embedded between two nanometer-separated graphene electrodes, obtained by feedback-controlled electroburning. We demonstrate that this approach allows the realisation of devices working at low temperature. With these, we were able to characterize the magnetic exchange coupling between the electronic spin of the Tb3+ magnetic core and the current passing through the molecular system in the Coulomb blockade regime, thus showing that the use of graphene is a promising way forward in addressing single molecules.

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18 Jun 2016
11 Aug 2016
First published
11 Aug 2016

Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 16570-16574
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Single-molecule devices with graphene electrodes

S. Lumetti, A. Candini, C. Godfrin, F. Balestro, W. Wernsdorfer, S. Klyatskaya, M. Ruben and M. Affronte, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 16570
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02445A

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