• Molecular Spintronics
    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.
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Matias Urdampilleta, Cedric Ayela, Pierre-Henri Ducrot, Daniel Rosario-Amorin,

Abhishake Mondal, Mathieu Rouzières, Pierre Dechambenoit, Corine Mathonière,

Fabrice Mathieu, Isabelle Dufour,  Rodolphe Clérac

“Molecule-based microelectromechanical sensors”

Scientific Reports (2018) 8:8016



Sébastien Dhers, Abhishake Mondal, David Aguilà, Juan Ramírez, Sergi Vela, Pierre Dechambenoit, Mathieu Rouzières, Jonathan R. Nitschke, Rodolphe Clérac, Jean-Marie Lehn

“Spin State Chemistry: Modulation of Ligand pKa by Spin State Switching in a [2×2] Iron(II) Grid-Type Complex”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 8218−8227

Matthew C. Barry, Craig M. Lieberman, Zheng Wei, Rodolphe Clérac, Alexander S. Filatov, Evgeny V. Dikarev

“Expanding the Structural Motif Landscape of Heterometallic β‑Diketonates: Congruently Melting Ionic Solids”

Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 2308−2313

Anandi Srinivasan, Miguel Cortijo, Vladimir Bulicanu, Ahmad Naim, Rodolphe Clerac, Philippe Sainctavit, Andrei Rogalev, Fabrice Wilhelm, Patrick Rosa, Elizabeth A. Hillard

“Enantiomeric resolution and X-ray optical activity of a tricobalt extended metal atom chain”

Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 1136

S. F.Jafri, E. S. Koumousi, M-A Arrio, A. Juhin, D. Mitcov, M. Rouzières, P. Dechambenoit, D. Li, E. Otero, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, L. Joly, J-P Kappler, Christophe C. dit Moulin, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac, and P. Sainctavit

Atomic Scale Evidence of the Switching Mechanism in a Photomagnetic CoFe Dinuclear Prussian Blue Analogue

J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP

N. N. Adarsh, M. M. Dîrtu, P. Guionneau, E. Devlin, Y. Sanakis, J. A. K. Howard, B. Chattopadhyay, Y. Garcia

One‐Dimensional Looped Chain and Two‐Dimensional Square Grid Coordination Polymers: Encapsulation of Bis(1,2,4‐Triazole)‐trans‐cyclohexane into the Voids

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.0000, 0–0

X. Ma, E. Suturina, S. De, P. Négrier, M. Rouzières, R. Clérac, P. Dechambenoit

A Redox-Active Bridging Ligand to Promote Spin Delocalization, High-Spin Complexes, and Magnetic Multi-Switchability

Angew. Chem. Int.Ed. 2018, 57, 7841–7845

C. Sarto, M. Rouzières, J.L. Liu, H. Bamberger, J. v. Slageren, R. Clérac, P. Alborés

Slow magnetization dynamics in Co(II)/Co(III) triethanolamine/pivalate complexes

DaltonTrans., 2018,47,17055


M. B. Mills, T. Wohlhauser, B. Stein, W. R. Verduyn, E. Song, P. Dechambenoit, M. Rouzières, R. Clérac, K. E. Preuss

Magnetic Bistability in Crystalline Organic Radicals: The Interplay of H‑bonding, Pancake Bonding, and Electrostatics in 4‑(2′-Benzimidazolyl)-1,2,3,5-dithiadiazolyl

J.Am.Chem.Soc. 2018, 140, 16904−16908

L. Malavolti, M. Briganti, M. Hanze, G. Serrano, I. Cimatti, G. McMurtrie, E. Otero, P. Ohresser, F. Totti, M. Mannini, R. Sesoli, S. Loth

“Tunable Spin−Superconductor Coupling of Spin 1/2 Vanadyl Phthalocyanine Molecules”

NanoLett. 2018, 18, 7955−7961

A. Srinivasan, X. Wang, R. Clérac, M. Rouzières, L. R. Falvello, J. E. McGrady, E. A. Hillard

Temperature dependence of the spin state and geometry in tricobalt paddlewheel complexes with halide axial ligands”

Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article


P. N. Martinho, I. A. Kühne, B. Gildea, G. McKerr, B. O’Hagan, T. E. Keyes, T. Lemma, C. Gandolfi, M. Albrecht, G. G. Morgan

“Self-Assembly Properties of Amphiphilic Iron(III) Spin Crossover Complexes in Water and at the Air–Water Interface”

Magnetochemistry 2018, 4, 49

B. H. Wilson, H. S. Scott, O. T. Qazvini, S. G. Telfer, C. Mathoniere, R. Clerac, P. E. Kruger

“A supramolecular porous material comprising Fe(II) mesocates”

Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article

G. Fernandez Garcia, D. Guettas, V. Montigaud, P. Larini, R. Sessoli, F. Totti, O. Cador, G. Pilet, B. Le Guennic

“A Dy4 Cubane: A New Member in the Single‐Molecule Toroics Family”

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10.1002/anie.201810156

J. T. Coutinho, M. Perfetti, J. J. Baldoví, M. A. Antunes, P. P. Hallmen, H. Bamberger, I. Crassee, M. Orlita, M. Almeida, J. van Slageren, L. C. J. Pereira

“Spectroscopic Determination of the Electronic Structure of a Uranium Single-Ion Magnet”

Chem. Eur. J. 25,1758 –1766 (2019)

M. Clemente Leon, V. García-López, M. Palacios-Corella, A. Abhervé, I. Pellicer-Carreño, C. Desplanches and E.Coronado

Spin-crossover compounds based on iron(II) complexes of 2,6-bis(pyrazol-1-yl)pyridine (bpp) functionalized with carboxylic acid and ethyl carboxylic acid

Dalton Trans., 2018

A. I. Taponen, J. W. L. Wong, K. Lekin, A. Assoud, C. M. Robertson, M. Lahtinen, R.Clérac, H. M. Tuononen , A. Mailman, R. T. Oakley

Non-Innocent Base Properties of 3- and 4-Pyridyl-dithia- and Diselenadiazolyl Radicals: The Effect of N-Methylation"

Inorg. Chem. 2018,  572113901-13911

J. Dugay, W. Evers, R. Torres-Cavanillas, M. Giménez-Marqués, E. Coronado, H.S. J. Van der Zant

"Charge Mobility and Dynamics in Spin-crossover Nanoparticles studied by Time-Resolved Microwave Conductivity"

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2018, 9, 19, 5672-5678

I. Mylonas-Margaritis, D. Maniaki, J. Mayans, L. Ciammaruchi, V. Bekiari, C. P. Raptopoulou, V. Psycharis, S. Christodoulou, A. Escuer, S. P. Perlepes

Mononuclear Lanthanide(III)-Salicylideneaniline Complexes: Synthetic, Structural, Spectroscopic, and Magnetic Studies

Magnetochemistry 2018, 4, 45

H. Benaissa, A. Rotaru, Y. Garcia

"Spin crossover in two 1D Fe(II) polymers with 1,2,4-triazole thiourea building blocks"

Hyperfine Interact (2018) 239: 37

K. S. Pedersen, P. Perlepe, M. L. Aubrey, D. N. Woodruff, S. E. Reyes-Lillo, A. Reinholdt, L.Voigt, Z. Li, K. Borup, M. Rouzières, D. Samohvalov, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, J. B. Neaton, J. R. Long, R. Clérac

"Formation of the layered conductive magnet CrCl2(pyrazine)2 through redox-active coordination chemistry"

Nature Chemistry, 10, 1056–1061 (2018)

M. Galbiati, A. Vecchiola, S. Mañas-Valero, J. Canet-Ferrer, R. Galceran, M. Piquemal-Banci, F. Godel, A. Forment-Aliaga, B. Dlubak, P. Seneor, E. Coronado

A Local Study of the Transport Mechanisms in MoS2 Layers for Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 36, 30017-30021

P. Richardson, T. Hsu, C. Kuo, R. J. Holmberg, B. Gabidullin, M. Rouzières, R. Clérac, M. Murugesu and P. Lin.

"[Ln16] complexes (Ln = GdIII, DyIII): molecular analogues of natural minerals such as hydrotalcite"

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 12847-12851.

T. Yamabayashi, M. Atzori, L. Tesi, G. Cosquer, F. Santanni, M-E. Boulon, E. Morra, S. Benci, R. Torre, M. Chiesa, L. Sorace, R. Sessoli, and M. Yamashita

Scaling up Electronic Spin Qubits into a Three-Dimensional Metal-Organic Framework

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 38, 12090-12101

J. López-Cabrelles, S. Mañas-Valero, I. J. Vitórica-Yrezábal, P. J. Bereciartua, J. A. Rodríguez-Velamazán, J. C. Waerenborgh, B. J. C. Vieira, D. Davidovikj, P. G. Steeneken, H. S. J. van der Zant, G. Mínguez Espallargas & E. Coronado

"Isoreticular two-dimensional magnetic coordination polymers prepared through pre-synthetic ligand functionalization"

Nature Chemistry, 2018, ISSN 1755-4349 (online)

M. Atzori, L. Poggini,  L.Squillantini,  B. Cortigiani,  M. Gonidec,  P. Bencok,  R. Sessoliad  and  M. Mannini

"Thermal and light-induced spin transition in a nanometric film of a new high-vacuum processable spin crossover complex"

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018,6, 8885-8889

H. L. C. Feltham; R. Clérac; Y. Peng; E. Moreno‐Pineda; A. K. Powell; S. Brooker

"The Effect of Modifying the Macrocyclic Ring Size on Zn3Ln (Ln = Dy, Er, and Yb) Single‐Molecule Magnet Behavior"

Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2018, 644, 775–779

P. Perlepe, I. Oyarzabal, K. S. Pedersen, P. Negrier, D. Mondieig, M. Rouzières, E. A. Hillard, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, E. A. Suturina, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac

"Cr(pyrazine)2(OSO2CH3)2: A Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymer with an Antiferromagnetic Ground State"

Polyhedron, Vol. 153, 2018, p. 248-253

A. Palii, B. Tsukerblat, S. M. Aldoshin , J. M. Clemente Juan, E. Coronado

"Electrically switchable magnetic exchange in the vibronic model of linear mixed valence triferrocenium complex"

Dalton Trans 2018, 47, 11788-11805

D. Maniaki, I Mylonas-Margaritis, J. Mayans, A. Savvidou, C. P. Raptopoulou, V. Bekiari, V. Psycharis, A. Escuer and S. P. Perlepes

Slow magnetic relaxation and luminescence properties in lanthanide(III)/anil complexes

Dalton Transactions, 2018, 47, 11859-11872

A. Hammoud, J.-B. Nshimyumuremyi, J. Bourotte, F. Lucaccioni, K. Robeyns, M. M Dîrtu, Y. Garcia, M. Singleton

"Cooperative interactions in the second coordination sphere of pyridazine/pyridine containing polyazaheterocyclic iron(II) complexes increase their stability towards protonation"

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 23, 3253-3263.

R. J. Archerab, H. S. Scottab, M. I. J. Polson, B. E. Williamson, C. Mathonière, M. Rouzières, R. Clérac, P. E. Kruger

Varied spin crossover behaviour in a family of dinuclear Fe(II) triple helicate complexes

Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 7965-7974

F. Martins, A. Joseph, H. Diogo, M. Minas da Piedade, L. Ferreira, M. D. Carvalho, S. Barroso, M. J. Romão, M. J. Calhorda, P. Martinho

Irreversible magnetic behaviour caused by the thermosalient phenomenon in an iron(III) spin crossover complex

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 25, 2976-2983

S. Suarez-Garcia, N. Narayanan Adarsh, G. Molnar, A. Bousseksou, Y. Garcia, M. M Dîrtu, J. Saiz-Poseu, R. Robles, P. Ordejon, D. Ruiz-Molina

"Spin Crossover in an Exfoliated 2–D Coordination Polymer and its Implementation in Thermochromic Films"

ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2018, 1, 2662-2668

P. Neugebauer, D. Bloos, R. Marx, P. Lutz , M. Kern, D. Avilès Aguilà, J. Vaverka, O. Laguta, C. Dietrich, R. Clerac, J. van Slageren

Ultra-broadband EPR spectroscopy in field and frequency domains

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 15528-15534

L. Rigamonti, N. Bridonneau, G. Poneti, L. Tesi, L. Sorace, D. Pinkowicz, J. Jover, E. Ruiz, R. Sessoli, A. Cornia

“A Pseudo‐Octahedral Cobalt(II) Complex with bis‐Pyrazolylpyridine Ligands Acting as a Zero‐Field Single‐Molecule Magnet with Easy Axis Anisotropy”

Chem.-Eur. J. 2018, 24, 8857-8868

M. J. Giansiracusa, E. Moreno-Pineda, R. Hussain, R. Marx, M. Martínez Prada, P. Neugebauer, S. Al-Badran, D. Collison, F. Tuna, J. van Slageren, S. Carretta, T. Guidi, E. J. L. McInnes, R. E. P. Winpenny, N. F. Chilton

Measurement of Magnetic Exchange in Asymmetric Lanthanide Dimetallics: Toward a Transferable Theoretical Framework

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 2504–2513

A. Vicente, L. Ferreira, M. de D. Carvalho, V. Hugo Rodrigues, M. Dîrtu, Y. Garcia , M. J. Calhorda, P. Martinho

Selecting the spin crossover profile with controlled crystallization of mononuclear Fe(III) polymorphs

Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 7013-7019.

M. Andruh; C. Maxim; C. D Ene; R. Clerac; N. Avarvari; M. Rouzieres

Enantiopure versus racemic mixture in reversible, two‐step, single‐crystal‐to‐single‐crystal transformations of copper(II) complexes

Chem.-Eur. J. 2018, 24, 8569-8576

S. Cardona-Serra, A. Gaita-Ariño

Vanadyl dithiolate single molecule transistors: the next spintronic frontier?

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 5533-5537

S. Cardona-Serra, A. Gaita-Ariño, E. Navarro-Moratalla, S. Sanvito

Proposal for a dual spin filter based on [VO(C3S4O)2]2−

J. Phys. Chem. C 2018, 122, 6417−6421

M. Cortijo, V. Bulicanu, K. Steen Pedersen, M. Rouzières, J. Bendix, R. Clérac, E. A. Hillard.

"Rational Self-Assembly of a Tricobalt Extended Metal Atom Chain and Hexafluoridometallate Building-Blocks into One-Dimensional Coordination Polymers"

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 3-4, 320-325

Y. Guo, S. Xue, M. M. Dîrtua, Y. Garcia

A versatile iron(II)-based colorimetric sensor for the vapor-phase detection of alcohols and toxic gases

J. Phys. Chem. C. 2018, 6, 3895-3900

A. Forment-Aliaga, E. Coronado

Hybrid Interfaces in Molecular Spintronics

Chem. Rec. 2018, 18, 1–13

K. Boukheddaden, M. Hélène Ritti, G. Bouchez, M. Sy, M. M. Dîrtu, M. Parlier, J. Linares, Y. Garcia

Quantitative Contact Pressure Sensor based on Spin-Crossover Mechanism for Civil Security Applications

J. Phys. Chem. C. 2018, 122, 7597-7604

M. A. Lemes, Hilarie N. Stein, B. Gabidullin, K. Robeyns, R. Clérac, M. Murugesu

Probing magnetic exchange coupling in supramolecular squares based on reducible tetrazine-derived ligands

Chem.-Eur. J. 2018, 24, 4259-4263

V. Ch. Kravtsova, I. Malaesteana, E. P. Stingachb, G. G. Ducab, F. Z. Macaevb, J. van Leusenc, P. Kögerlerc, J. Hauserd, K. Krämerd, S. Decurtinsd, S.-X. Liud, A. C. Ghosh

Hexanuclear Fe(III) wheels functionalized by amino-acetonitrile derivatives

Solid State Sci. 2018, 78, 156-162

G. Fernandez Garcia, A. Lunghi, F. Totti, R. Sessoli

The disclosure of mesoscale behaviour of a 3d-SMM monolayer on Au(111) through a multilevel approach

Nanoscale. 2018, 10, 4096-4104

M. Atzori, S. Benci, E. Morra, L. Tesi, M. Chiesa, R. Torre, L. Sorace, R. Sessoli

Structural Effects on the Spin Dynamics of Potential Molecular Qubits

Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57 (2), 731–740

D. Rosario-Amorin, P. Dechambenoit, A. Bentaleb, M. Rouzieres, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac

Multistability at room temperature in a bent-shaped spin-crossover complex decorated with long alkyl chains

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140 (1), 98–101

I Mylonas-Margaritis, J. Mayans, S. –M. Sakellakou, C. P. Raptopoulou, V. Psycharis, A. Escuer, S. P. Perlepes

Using the Singly Deprotonated Triethanolamine to Prepare Dinuclear Lanthanide(III) Complexes : Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Magnetic Studies

Magnetochem. 2017, 3, 5

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