is a new field of research that combines the ideas and concepts developed in spintronics with the possibilities offered by molecules to perform electronic functions, to form self-organized nanostructures and to exhibit quantum effects.
It ultimate goal is the creation of new spintronic devices using molecular materials, or in the longer term one or a few molecules in the race toward miniaturization.
To reach this goal a coordinated effort of the communities of Spintronics, Molecular Electronics and Molecular Magnetism is needed.
These communities are developing a very competitive and high-quality work in Europe in their respective fields. Still, Molecular Spintronics is so new that an initiative to encourage networking of researchers in this field is of paramount importance.
The present COST ACTION intends to fill this gap integrating these communities around a common Action that should serve to consolidate the world-leadership of Europe in this field.