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Concepts and tools in molecular spintronics

Objective

Molecular spintronics is an emergent field combining the flexibility of molecular electronics and and molecular magnetism with the advantages of spintronics. Its main goal is the manipulation of the electron spin by a wise combination of ad-hoc molecules and inorganic substrate. Besides the rich magnetic behavior resulting from the interaction between a magnetic molecule and a metal surface, or vice versa, additional functions such as switchability by external parameters (light, voltage) can be integrated. This multi-disciplinary field offers a wide range of routes towards spin-based devices with potential technological applications in information storage and processing However, due to the very large number of possible material combinations there is an urgent need for fundamental understanding, guiding concepts and tools to scale up and systematize the search of new smart functional molecular designs. Our scientific target is to develop a modelling platform around molecular spintronics that is essential to stimulate fundamental as well as applied/technological research and facilitate the emergence of new key enabling technologies.
The novelty of our project is to combine and develop the most up to date modelling tools with cutting-edge well-controlled and calibrated experimental methods in order to unravel the fundamental mechanisms governing the magneto-transport properties in molecular spintronic systems. The modelling tools developed will further be integrated as a molecular spintronic toolkit into a user-friendly software proposed by a fast growing small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) specialized in developing digital applications for the atomistic simulations of materials for technology development. Besides the tools implemented in the course of the project we aim at developing general concepts that can be used to propose efficient strategies to greatly optimize the magneto-transport properties of materials/devices.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 704 966,25

Participants (6)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 568 425
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUANTUMWISE A/S

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 55 331,71
Address
Fruebjergvej 3
2100 Copenhagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 614 671,20
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 610 000
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 792 225
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYNOPSYS DENMARK APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 548 629,54
Address
Fruebjergvej 3
1200 Copenhagen V
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)