Single Molecular Spintronics

  • Toyo Kazu Yamada
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 209)


Giant magnetoresistance (GMR) through a single phthalocyanine molecule (H2Pc) was studied by means of a spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) technique. Spin-polarized STM shows surface electronic spin and quantum structures of nano materials, such as single atoms, single molecules, nano-clusters, with an atomic resolution. Single molecular magnetic junction was fabricated by contacting a ferromagnetic STM tip to a single molecule adsorbed on nano magnets. We measured GMR of +60% and -50% through [Co/H2Pc/Co(111)] and [Fe/H2Pc/Mn(001)] junctions, respectively, in ultra-high vacuum at 4.6K. Single organic molecules can be a new material for spintronics.


Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Spin Polarization Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Image Angular Momentum Vector Majority Spin State 
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These experimental works had been performed with Prof. Dr. W. Wulfhekel, Dr. Y. Nahas, and Dr. S. Schmaus. We thank Dr. L. Gerhard for carefully reading our manuscript. This work was supported by Chiba University Global COE Program: Advanced School for Organic Electronics, KAKENHI(22810005,23681018), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)-Improvement of Research Environment for Young Researchers: Chiba University Young Research-Oriented Faculty Member Development Program in Bioscience Areas, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (WU 349/3-1 and SPP1243), the Center for Functional Nanostructures, the French–German University, the Alexander von Humboldt foundation, and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-06-NANO-033-01) as well as from the Yamada Science Foundation and the Asahi Glass Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toyo Kazu Yamada
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Advanced Integration ScienceChiba UniversityChibaJapan

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