Materials & Nanoscience

Frontier and Perspectives in Molecular Spintronics (#127)

Electronics, which is based on the freedom of the charge of the electron, was a key technology in the 20th century, whereas spintronics, which is based on the freedom of the charge, spin, and orbitals of the electron, became a key technology in the late 20th century. For example, in 1988, Dr. Fert and Dr. Greunberg discovered gigantic magnetoresistance (GMR), for which they received a Nobel Prize in 2007. So far, the various magnetoresistance devices and spin field effect transistors (FET) have been reported. However, most spintronics devices are so far composed of inorganic materials. More recently, researchers have been interested in molecular spintronics because molecules have several advantages over inorganic materials, such as lightness, transparency, tunability, variety, etc. Therefore, in this symposium, we will focus on the following topics; 1)Molecule-Based Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR). 2)Molecule-Based Field Effect Transistor (FET). 3)Spin-Valves Based on Molecule-Based Magnets. 4)EPR Detection of Carriers in Molecular FETs. 5)Excited State Investigation of Organic Radicals. 6)Photo-Excited State Investigation on Organic Conductors. 7)Kondo Effect Investigation on Molecule-Based Magnets. 8)Molecule-Based Memory Devices Using Spin-Crossover Systems. 9)Organic Batteries. 10)STM Investigation on Molecular Materials. 11)Single Molecular Memory Devices. 12)Molecule-Based Magneto-Optics.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015