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Issue 6, 2019
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Plasmon-enhanced magneto-optical detection of single-molecule magnets

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Here we report on nanoarchitectures composed of molecular magnets deposited on optical nanoantennas. We demonstrate a significantly boosted magneto-optical detection of a thin film of a terbium(III) bis-phthalocianinato (TbPc2) single-molecule magnet and we track down the origin of this enhancement to nanoantenna effects at the optical level. This finding suggests that the vast knowledge on plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies can be readily extended to magneto-optics, thus paving the way to strong magneto-optical enhancements for the readout of nanometric devices embedding single-molecule magnets.

Graphical abstract: Plasmon-enhanced magneto-optical detection of single-molecule magnets

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03 Dec 2018
27 Mar 2019
First published
28 Mar 2019

Mater. Horiz., 2019,6, 1148-1155
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Plasmon-enhanced magneto-optical detection of single-molecule magnets

F. Pineider, E. Pedrueza-Villalmanzo, M. Serri, A. M. Adamu, E. Smetanina, V. Bonanni, G. Campo, L. Poggini, M. Mannini, C. de Julián Fernández, C. Sangregorio, M. Gurioli, A. Dmitriev and R. Sessoli, Mater. Horiz., 2019, 6, 1148
DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01548A

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