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Tuning the magneto-optical response of TbPc2 single molecule magnets by the choice of the substrate

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In this work, we investigated the magneto-optical response of thin films of TbPc2 on substrates which are relevant for (spin) organic field effect transistors (SiO2) or vertical spin valves (Co) in order to explore the possibility of implementing TbPc2 in magneto-electronic devices, the functionality of which includes optical reading. The optical and magneto-optical properties of TbPc2 thin films prepared by organic molecular beam deposition (OMBD) on silicon substrates covered with native oxide were investigated by variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry (VASE) and magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) spectroscopy at room temperature. The magneto-optical activity of the TbPc2 films can be significantly enhanced by one to two orders of magnitude upon changing the molecular orientation (from nearly standing molecules on SiO2/Si substrates to nearly lying molecules on perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA) templated SiO2/Si substrates) or by using metallic ferromagnetic substrates (Co).

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Submitted
27 May 2015
Accepted
28 Jun 2015
First published
01 Jul 2015

This article is Open Access

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 8039-8049
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Paper

Tuning the magneto-optical response of TbPc2 single molecule magnets by the choice of the substrate

P. Robaschik, M. Fronk, M. Toader, S. Klyatskaya, F. Ganss, P. F. Siles, O. G. Schmidt, M. Albrecht, M. Hietschold, M. Ruben, D. R. T. Zahn and G. Salvan, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 8039
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC01520K

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