Magnetic edge states and coherent manipulation of graphene nanoribbons

We demonstrate molecular graphene nanoribbons with magnetic edges and show how to coherently control the spin properties even at room temperature. Nature 557, 691–695 (2018). Graphene, a single-layer network of carbon atoms, has outstanding electrical and mechanical properties1. Graphene ribbons with nanometre-scale widths (nanoribbons) should exhibit half-metallicity and quantum confinement. …

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The classical and quantum dynamics of spins on gaphene

We show how the dynamics of molecular spins on graphene is strongly affected by the interaction with graphene phonons and electrons. Nature Materials 15, 164–168 (2016).   Controlling the dynamics of spins on surfaces is pivotal to the design of spintronic and quantum computing devices. Proposed schemes involve the interaction …

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