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Isolated Single-Molecule Magnets on the Surface of a Polymeric Thin Film

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Individual Mn12 single-molecule magnets are arranged onto a polymeric film surface using a new, soft, reliable and simple chemical methodology. Polymeric thin films, prepared from a polycarbonate matrix and Mn12 molecules, are subsequently treated with an organic solvent vapor, resulting in nanocomposite thin films that are flexible and optically transparent and could be used for information storage or in quantum computing.

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