Emergence of On-Surface Magnetochemistry

Ballav, Nirmalya and Waeckerlin, Christian and Siewert, Dorota and Oppeneer, Peter M. and Jung, Thomas A.. (2013) Emergence of On-Surface Magnetochemistry. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 4 (14). pp. 2303-2311.

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The control of exchange coupling across the molecule–substrate interface is a key feature in molecular spintronics. This Perspective reviews the emerging field of on-surface magnetochemistry, where coordination chemistry is applied to surface-supported metal porphyrins and metal phthalocyanines to control their magnetic properties. The particularities of the surface as a multiatomic ligand or “surface ligand” are introduced. The asymmetry involved in the action of a chemical ligand and a surface ligand on the same planar complexes modifies the well-established “trans effect” to the notion of the “surface-trans effect”. As ad-complexes on ferromagnetic substrates are usually exchange-coupled, the magnetochemical implications of the surface-trans effect are of particular interest. The combined action of the different ligands allows for the reproducible control of spin states in on-surface supramolecular architectures and opens up new ways toward building and operating spin systems at interfaces. Notably, spin-switching has been demonstrated to be controlled collectively via the interaction with a ligand (chemical selectivity) and individually via local addressing at the interface.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Nanomechanik (Meyer)
UniBasel Contributors:Jung, Thomas A.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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