Daten zum Projekt

Spintronic components based on chiral molecules - From single to multiple elements - (extension)

Initiative: Integration molekularer Komponenten in funktionale makroskopische Systeme (beendet, nur noch Fortsetzungsanträge)
Bewilligung: 12.09.2017
Laufzeit: 3 Jahre


The project is aiming for the realization of more complex prototypical spintronic devices and for a deeper understanding of the microscopic basis of the CISS effect. In the first funding period it could be shown for helicene that the sign of the spin polarization is connected to the handedness of the molecules. Furthermore, a simple way to achieve optically and electrically induced local magnetic memory was established and the magnetization without current or magnetic field could be demonstrated. The second phase will focus on the realization of multiple element devices, including reading heads and spin detectors, and introduce the new concept of CISS-spinterface for generating magnetic matrix domains and their manipulation. Bottom-up dip-pen lithography will be evaluated for the fabrication of multiple element devices. In a high risk work package spin coherence effects in CISS devices will be investigated which may lead to the observation of spin interferences. Then the realization and characterization of novel quantum devices at room temperature will conclude the project. The experimental studies will be complemented with extensive theoretical modeling combining first-principle and model Hamiltonian approaches.


  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Zacharias

    Universität Münster
    Physikalisches Institut

  • Prof. Dr. Gianaurelio Cuniberti

    Technische Universität Dresden
    Fakultät Maschinenwesen
    Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft und Nanotechnik
    Lehrstuhl für Materialwissenschaft und Nanotechnik
    Max Bergmann Zentrum

  • Prof. Yossi Paltiel, Ph.D.

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Center for Nano Science and Nano technology
    Applied Physics Department
    The Quantum Nano Engineering Laboratory
    Edmond J. Safra campus

  • Prof. Ron Naaman, Ph.D.

    The Weizmann Institute of Science
    Chemical Physics
    Department of Chemical Physics

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