Single molecule magnets and are good candidates for quantum information storage and processing. We have developed new methods for studying their wide array of quantum behavior.
Using single-molecule transistors made of carbon nanotubes and C60, we have studied the coupling of conduction electrons with superconductivity, Kondo clouds and nanoscale motion.
We have studied the microwave-assisted magnetization reversal of individual magnetic nanoparticles. We evidenced the phase sensitivity of the reversal and observed the free precession of magnetization.
Spintronics aims to exploit spin properties in electronic circuits. Applying these concepts to single-molecule devices, we can perform quantum control and read-out of the spin state of a single molecule magnet.
As the size of a magnetic object is decreased, from a macroscopic object to a single molecule, it shows different magnetic behaviours.