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Adhering magnetic molecules to surfaces

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The field of molecular magnetism has a strong focus on the design and improvement of magnetic molecules towards their potential application in molecular electronics; spintronics, quantum computing, information storage, etc. However, despite the growth and expansion of the field, there are still few researchers exploring the fundamental concern of their successful adhesion and interaction with surface structures, while maintaining their inherently desirable magnetic properties. Thus, in this review we aim to present an overview of the work that has been performed on attaching and studying Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs) on various surfaces, with an emphasis on molecular design for surface interaction and on the magnetic properties before and after adhesion occurs.

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2015, accepted on 31 Oct 2015 and first published on 02 Nov 2015

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03225C
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 11986-11998

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    Adhering magnetic molecules to surfaces

    R. J. Holmberg and M. Murugesu, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 11986
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03225C

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