The idea of developing magnetic molecular materials into real functional electronic devices with low-cost and scalable techniques appeared with the emergence of the field several years ago. Today, even though great advances have been done with this aim, the promise of a functional device working at the micro-/nanoscale and at room temperature has unfortunately not completely materialized yet, as their use still strongly depends on the fabrication methodology of a robust device that can be handled and integrated without compromising their functionality. Here we propose the use of polymeric matrices as a platform for the development of such robust switchable structures exhibiting reproducible results independently of the dimension-from macro to micro-/nanoscale-and morphology-from thin-films to nanoparticles and nanoimprinted motives-while allowing to induce an irreversible hysteresis, reminiscent of a non-volatile memory, by synchronization with the polymer phase transition.
|Publication status||Published - 20 May 2013|
Novio, F., Evangelio, E., Vazquez-Mera, N., González-Monje, P., Bellido, E., Mendes, S., Kehagias, N., & Ruiz-Molina, D. (2013). Robust spin crossover platforms with synchronized spin switch and polymer phase transition. Scientific Reports, 3, . https://doi.org/10.1038/srep01708