• 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.
Development of a common understanding between the areas of organic spintronics, singlemolecule spintronics and quantum computing based on molecular spin qubits.
Development of the common scientific and technical knowledge needed for the fabrication of a new generation of spintronic devices based on molecules.
Fabrication and testing of single-molecule spintronic devices through a coordinated effort involving chemistry (design of the magnetic molecules), engineering (nanofabrication of the devices, positioning of the molecules) and physics (measurements and theoretical modelling).
Coordination of an experimental and theoretical effort to develop robust molecular spin qubits leading to new spin architectures and to the fabrication of quantum devices. Capacity-building Objectives
Bridging three separate communities (the Spintronics community and the molecular communities of Molecular Magnetism and Molecular Electronics) to foster knowledge exchange, access advanced infrastructures and develop a joint research agenda in Europe around the emerging field of Molecular Spintronics.
Provide coordinated education and training in Molecular Spintronics to young European researchers.
Foster the visibility and networking opportunities of Early Career European Investigators working in Molecular Spintronics.
Act as a stakeholder platform in Molecular Spintronics to establish fruitful collaborations between researchers and the industrial sectors related to spintronics, plastic electronics, magnetic memories and materials processing, among others.