• 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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E. Coronado
"Molecular magnetism: from chemical design to spin control in molecules, materials and devices"
Nat. Rev. Mater. (2019) DOI: 10.1038/s41578-019-0146-8 


Q. Zhang, M. L. Baker, S. Li, M. P. Sarachik, J. J. Baldoví, A. Gaita-Ariño, E. Coronado, D. I. Alexandropoulos,  T. C. Stamatatos
"Experimental determination of single molecule toroic behaviour in a Dy8 single molecule magnet"
Nanoscale 11, 15131 (2019)

V. Rubio-Gimenez, C. Bartual-Murgui, M. Galbiati, A. Núñez-Lopez, J. Castells-Gil, B. Quinard, P. Seneor, E. Otero, P. Ohresser, A. Cantarero, E. Coronado, J. A. Real, R. Mattana, S. Tatay, C. Martí-Gastaldo
"Effect of nanostructuration on the spin crossover transition in crystalline ultrathinfilms"
Chem. Sci. 10, 4038 (2019)

Yi Shan Ye, Xiu Qin Chen, You De Cai, Bin Fei, Pierre Dechambenoit, Mathieu Rouzières, Corine Mathonière, Rodolphe Clérac, Xin Bao

“Slow Dynamics of the Spin-Crossover Process in an Apparent High-Spin Mononuclear FeII Complex”

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 18888–18891 (2019)

A. Dogaru, J-L. Liu, C. Maxim, G. Marinescu, R. Clérac, M. Andruh.

“Assembling {CuIILnIIIOsIII} heterotrimetallic octanuclear complexes and 1D coordination polymers from the same molecular modules”

Polyhedron (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.114242

Alessandro Lunghi  and Stefano Sanvito

“Surfing multiple conformation-property landscapesviamachine learning:  Designingmagnetic anisotropy.”

arXiv:1911.02263v1 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] 6 Nov 2019

Kasper S. Pedersen,* Katie R. Meihaus,Andrei Rogalev,* Fabrice Wilhelm, Daniel Aravena, MartÌnAmoza, Eliseo Ruiz, Jeffrey R. Long,Jesper Bendix, and Rodolphe Clérac

“[UF6]2ˇ:A Molecular Hexafluorido Actinide(IV) Complex with CompensatingSpin and Orbital Magnetic Moments”

Angew.Chem. Int., 58,15650 –15654 (2019)

M. Galbiati, S. Tatay, S. M.-M. Dubois, F. Godel, R. Galceran, S. Mañas-Valero, M. Piquemal-Banci, A. Vecchiola, J-C. Charlier, A. Forment-Aliaga, E. Coronado, B. Dlubak, P. Seneor
"Path to Overcome Material and Fundamental Obstacles in Spin Valves Based on Mo S 2 and Other Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides"
Phys. Rev. Appl. 12, 044022 (2019)

Juraj Černák, Ivana Kočanová, Juraj Kuchár, Elizabeth A. Hillard, Rodolphe Clérac

“Formation of the unprecedented trinuclear [NiCu2(CN)8]4− complex anion within the crystal structure of [Ni(5,5′-dmbpy)3]2[NiCu2(CN)8]·6H2O”


A. Lunghi, S. Sanvito

How do phonons relax molecular spins?

Sci. Adv. (2019)

L. Escalera-Moreno, J. J. Baldoví, A. Gaita-Ariño, E. Coronado
"Exploring the High-Temperature Frontier in MolecularNanomagnets: From Lanthanides to Actinides"
Inorg. Chem. (2019)

S. Xue1, A. Rotaru, Y. Garcia

“Ligand field strength tuning in the model[Fe(H2Bpz2)2(bipy)] spin crossover complex”

Hyperfine Interactions (2019)


E. Pilichos, E. Spanakis, E-K Maniaki, C. P. Raptopoulou, V. Psycharis, M. M. Turnbull, S. P. Perlepes

“Diversity of Coordination Modes in a Flexible Ditopic Ligand Containing 2-Pyridyl, Carbonyl and Hydrazone Functionalities: Mononuclear and Dinuclear Cobalt(III) Complexes, and Tetranuclear Copper(II) and Nickel(II) Clusters”

Magnetochemistry, 5, 39 (2019)


R. Torres-Cavanillas, L. Lima-Moya, F. D. Tichelaar, H.W. Zandbergen, M. Giménez-Marqués, E. Coronado
"Downsizing of robust Fe-triazole@SiO2 spin-crossover nanoparticles with ultrathin shells"
Dalton Trans., Accepted Manuscript (2019)

R. J. Archer, H. S. Scott, M. I.J. Polson, C. Mathoni, M. Rouzieres, R. Clerac, P. E. Kruger

“Solvent Dependent Spin‐Crossover and Photomagnetic Properties in an Imidazolylimine FeII Complex”

Chem. Asian J.2019,00,0–0

DOI: 10.1002/asia.201900522

T. Brandl, M. El Abbassi, D. Stefani, R. Frisenda, G. D. Harzmann, H. S. J. van der Zant, M. Mayor

“Enhanced Separation Concept (ESC): Removing the Functional Subunit from the Electrode by Molecular Design”

Eur. J. Org. Chem.0000, 0–0

DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201900432

J. Romero, H. Prima-Garcia, M. Varela, S. G. Miralles, V. Oestreicher, G. Abellán, E. Coronado

"Giant Enhancement in the Supercapacitance of NiFe–Graphene Nanocomposites Induced by a Magnetic Field"

Adv.Mater., 1900189 (2019)

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201900189

M. Ding, A. K. Hickey, M. Pink, J. Telser, D. L. Tierney, M. Amoza, M. Rouzières, T. J.Ozumzerzifon, W. A. Hoffert, M. P. Shores, E. Ruiz, R. Clérac, J. M Smith

“Magnetization Slow Dynamics in Ferrocenium Complexes”

Chem. Eur. J. 10.1002/chem.20190079


A. Pali, B. Tsukerblat

“Pair-delocalization in trigonal mixed-valenceclusters: new insight into the vibronic originof broken-symmetry ground states”

Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys.,2019,21, 11122

DOI: 10.1039/c9cp01562k

I. Cimatti, L. Bondì, G. Serrano, L. Malavolti, B. Cortigiani, E. Velez-Fort, D. Betto, A. Ouerghi, N. B. Brookes, S. Loth, M. Mannini, F. Totti, R. Sessoli

“Vanadyl phthalocyanines on graphene/SiC(0001): toward a hybrid architecture for molecular spin qubits”

Nanoscale Horiz., 2019, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C9NH00023B

I. Bergentia, V. Dediu

“Spinterface: A new platform for spintronics”

Nano Materials Science XXX


G. Marinescu, A.M. Madalan, C. Maxim, S. Shova, R. Clérac, M. Andruh

“Heterometallic 3d-4d coordination polymers assembled from trans-[RuIII(L)(CN)2]- tectons and 3d cations”

Dalton Trans., 2019


R. Torres‐Cavanillas, R. Sanchis‐Gual, J. Dugay, M. Coronado‐Puchau, M. Giménez‐Marqués, E. Coronado

"Design of Bistable Gold@Spin‐Crossover Core–Shell Nanoparticles Showing Large Electrical Responses for the Spin Switching"

Adv.Mater., 1900039 (2019)

X. Ma, E. A Suturina, M. Rouzieres, M. Platunov, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, R. Clérac, and P. Dechambenoit

“Using Redox-Active π Bridging Ligand as a Control Switch of Intramolecular Magnetic Interactions”

J. Am. Chem. Soc.  XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b03044

S. Dhers, H. L. C. Feltham, M. Rouzières, R. Clérac, S. Brooker

“Discrete versus Chain Assembly: Hexacyanometallate Linkers andMacrocyclic {3d−4f} Single-Molecule Magnet Building Blocks”

Inorg. Chem.XXXX, XXX, XXX−XXX


A.  Albino, S. Benci, L.  Tesi, M.  Atzori, R. Torre, S.  Sanvito, R.  Sessoli, A.  Lunghi

“First-principles investigation of spin-phonon coupling in vanadium-based molecular spin qubits”

arXiv:1904.04922v1  [cond-mat.mtrl-sci]  9 Apr 2019

L. Poggini, M. Gonidec, R. K. Canjeevaram Balasubramanyam, L. Squillantini, G. Pecastaings, A. Caneschi, P. Rosa

“Temperature-induced transport changes in molecular junctions based on a spin crossover complex”

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C8TC06587J

B. H. Wilson, H. S. Scott, R. J. Archer, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac, P. E. Kruger

“Solution-State Spin Crossover in a Family of [Fe(L)2(CH3CN)2](BF4)2 Complexes”

Magnetochemistry 2019, 5, 22


A. Palii, B. Tsukerblat

“Electric field control of superexchange inmultiple linear two-electron quantum dotarrays and mixed-valence molecules”

J. Appl. Phys. 125, 142901 (2019)

Z. G. Lada, K. S. Andrikopoulos, A. Chrissanthopoulos, S. P. Perlepes, G. A. Voyiatzis

“A Known Iron(II) Complex in Different Nanosized Particles: Variable-Temperature Raman Study of Its Spin-Crossover Behavior”

Inorg. Chem.2019, 58, 5183−5195



M. Perfetti, J. Rinck, G. Cucinotta, C. E. Anson, X. Gong, L. Ungur, L. Chibotaru, M-E. Boulon, A. K. Powell, R. Sessoli

“Single Crystal Investigations Unravel the Magnetic Anisotropy of the “Square-In Square” Cr4Dy4 SMM Coordination Cluster”

Front. Chem. 7:6


A. I. Vicente, Xi. Wu, Y. Ortin, L. P. Ferreira, M. de Deus Carvalho, S. Realista, A. Barker, G. G. Morgan, N. Galamba, P. J. Costa, M. J. Calhorda, P. N. Martinho

“Directing self-assembly in solution towards improved cooperativity in Fe(III) complexes with amphiphilic tridentate ligands”

Dalton Trans., 48, 4239-4247 (2019)

C. A. Michalowicza, M. B. Millsa, E. Songa, D. V. Soldatov, P. D. Boyleb, M. Rouzières, R. Clérac, K. E. Preuss

“Slow magnetization dynamics in a six-coordinate Fe(II)–radical complex”

Dalton Trans., Advance Article (2019)

A. Gaita-Ariño, F. Luis, S. Hill, E. Coronado
"Molecular spins for quantum computation"
Nat.Chem. 11, 301–309 (2019)

A.Palii, S. Aldoshin, B. Tsukerblat, J. M. Clemente-Juan, E. Coronado
"Vibronic Model for Intercommunication of Localized Spins viaItinerant Electron"
J.Phys.Chem.C, 123, 5746−5760 (2019)

F. J. Luque, I. A. Kowalik, J. P. Prieto-Ruiz, M. A. Niño, H. Prima-García, F. M. Romero, D. Arvanitis, C. Mathonière, E. Coronado, R. Miranda, J. J. de Miguel
"Photoinduced effects on the magnetic propertiesof the (Fe0.2Cr0.8)1.5[Cr(CN)6] Prussian blueanalogue"
J.Mater.Chem.C, 7,2305 (2019)

J. P. Prieto-Ruiz, S. García Miralles, H. Prima-García, A. López-Muñoz, A. Riminucci, P. Graziosi, M. Aeschlimann,  M. Cinchetti, V. A. Dediu, E. Coronado

"Enhancing Light Emission in Interface Engineered Spin-OLEDs through Spin-Polarized Injection at High Voltages"

Adv Mater. 806817 (2019)

S. Sundaresan, I. A. Kühne, C. T. Kelly, A. Barker, D. Salley, H. Müller-Bunz, A. K. Powell, Grace G. Morgan

Anion Influence on Spin State in Two Novel Fe(III) Compounds: [Fe(5F-sal2333)]X

Crystals 2019, 9, 19

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