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New Findings from Indian Institute of Science Update Understanding of Materials Science (Interface-assisted spintronics: Tailoring at the molecular...

August 19, 2014

New Findings from Indian Institute of Science Update Understanding of Materials Science (Interface-assisted spintronics: Tailoring at the molecular scale)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- New research on Materials Science is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Bangalore, India, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Organic molecules adsorbed on magnetic surfaces offer the possibility to merge the concepts of molecular electronics with spintronics to build future nanoscale data storage, sensing, and computing multifunctional devices. In order to engineer the functionalities of such hybrid spintronic devices, an understanding of the electronic and magnetic properties of the interface between carbon-based aromatic materials and magnetic surfaces is essential."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Science, "In this article, we discuss recent progress in the study of spin-dependent chemistry and physics associated with the above molecule-ferromagnet interface by combining state-of-the-art experiments and theoretical calculations. The magnetic properties such as molecular magnetic moment, electronic interface spin-polarization, magnetic anisotropy, and magnetic exchange coupling can be specifically tuned by an appropriate choice of the organic material and the magnetic substrate."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These reports suggest a gradual shift in research toward an emerging subfield of interface-assisted molecular spintronics."

For more information on this research see: Interface-assisted spintronics: Tailoring at the molecular scale. MRS Bulletin, 2014;39(7):596-601. MRS Bulletin can be contacted at: Cambridge Univ Press, 32 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10013-2473, USA. (Cambridge University Press -; MRS Bulletin -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Atodiresei, Indian Inst Sci IISc, Solid State & Struct Chem Unit, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Bangalore, Materials Science

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