Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Electron Spin Arrays (pages 2404–2408)
Christian Wäckerlin, Jan Nowakowski, Shi-Xia Liu, Michael Jaggi, Dorota Siewert, Jan Girovsky, Aneliia Shchyrba, Tatjana Hählen, Armin Kleibert, Peter M. Oppeneer, Frithjof Nolting, Silvio Decurtins, Thomas A. Jung and Nirmalya Ballav
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201204274
A bottom-up approach is introduced to fabricate two-dimensional self-assembled layers of molecular spin-systems containing Mn and Fe ions arranged in a chessboard lattice. We demonstrate that the Mn and Fe spin states can be reversibly operated by their selective response to coordination/decoordination of volatile ligands like ammonia (NH3).