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Spintronic devices for molecular electronics

Spintronic devices for molecular electronics

Objective

The SpiDME (Spintronic Devices for Molecular Electronics) project aims both at the understanding of the interaction between the electron spin and its solid-state environment and at the fabrication of a new generation of molecular spin devices, which exploit the spin degree of freedom to store, carry and manipulate information.

Spin and molecular electronics will be merged in the present project, with a view to expand the frontiers of current knowledge and deepen our fundamental understanding of spin transport phenomena at the molecular level. This would also pave the way to the fabrication of conceptually new devices at the interface between molecular electronics and spintronics, exploiting spin transport in molecules and molecular magnets.

Our approach can be considered as a potential "step forward" in the direction of future nanoelectronics. It has a clear advantage with respect to classical 'scaling down' solutions for spintronics: it builds electronic elements by using elementary functional units (molecules or nanometer scale clusters) that can be, to a large extent, engineered to match the requirements of the particular spin-application.

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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Italy

Administrative Contact

Giuseppe MARUCCIO (Dr)

Participants (3)

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STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELISABETH NEAR DUBLIN (HEREINAFTER CALLED TCD )

Ireland

INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED PHYSICS UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 29002

  • Start date

    1 November 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2010

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 758 221

  • EU contribution

    € 1 299 351

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy