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Magnetic Bistability of Individual Single-Molecule Magnets Grafted on Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes


  • The authors thank the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Université Paris Sud 11, the Université de Versailles Saint Quentin, the ANR (Polymag, 06-JCJC-0146 and MolNanoSpin: 08-NANO-P110-48), the PRES UniverSud Paris (MMEES), and the Network of Excellence “MAGMANet” supported by the EC under contract No. 515767 for financial support.


A POM to remember: Hexanuclear FeIII polyoxometalate (POM) single-molecule magnets (see structure) can be noncovalently assembled on the surface of single-wall carbon nanotubes. Complementary characterization techniques (see TEM image and magnetic hysteresis loops) demonstrate the integrity and bistability of the individual molecules, which could be used to construct single-molecule memory devices.

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