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Portrait of Martin Leijnse; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Martin Leijnse

Professor, Member of NanoLund Management Group

Portrait of Martin Leijnse; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Probing transverse magnetic anisotropy by electronic transport through a single-molecule magnet

Author

  • M. Misiorny
  • E. Burzuri
  • R. Gaudenzi
  • K. Park
  • Martin Leijnse
  • M. R. Wegewijs
  • J. Paaske
  • A. Cornia
  • H. S. J. van der Zant

Summary, in English

By means of electronic transport, we study the transverse magnetic anisotropy of an individual Fe-4 single-molecule magnet (SMM) embedded in a three-terminal junction. In particular, we determine in situ the transverse anisotropy of the molecule from the pronounced intensity modulations of the linear conductance, which are observed as a function of applied magnetic field. The proposed technique works at temperatures exceeding the energy scale of the tunnel splittings of the SMM. We deduce that the transverse anisotropy for a single Fe-4 molecule captured in a junction is substantially larger than the bulk value.

Department/s

  • Solid State Physics
  • NanoLund: Center for Nanoscience

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Publication/Series

Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)

Volume

91

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1098-0121