Superconductors and magnetic materials, including molecules, are key ingredients for quantum computing and spintronics. However, only a little is known about how these materials interact in multilayer nanostructures like the hybrid architectures nowadays under development for such advanced applications. Here, we show that a single layer of magnetic molecules, Terbium(III) bis-phthalocyaninato (TbPc2) complexes, deposited under controlled UHV conditions on a superconducting Pb(111) surface is sensitive to the topology of the intermediate state of the superconductor, namely to the presence and evolution of superconducting and normal domains due to screening and penetration of an external magnetic field. The topological hysteresis of the superconducting substrate imprints a local evolution of the magnetisation of the TbPc2 molecules in the monolayer. Element and surface selective detection is achieved by recording the X-ray magnetic circular dichroism of the Tb atoms. This study reveals the impressive potential of magnetic molecules for sensing local magnetic field variations in molecular/superconductor hybrid devices, including spin resonators or spin injecting and spin filtering components for spintronics applications.

Magnetic molecules as local sensors of topological hysteresis of superconductors / Serrano, Giulia; Poggini, Lorenzo; Cucinotta, Giuseppe; Sorrentino, Andrea Luigi; Giaconi, Niccolò; Cortigiani, Brunetto; Longo, Danilo; Otero, Edwige; Sainctavit, Philippe; Caneschi, Andrea; Mannini, Matteo; Sessoli, Roberta. - In: NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 2041-1723. - STAMPA. - 13:(2022), pp. 3838-3844. [10.1038/s41467-022-31320-5]

Magnetic molecules as local sensors of topological hysteresis of superconductors

Serrano, Giulia
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Poggini, Lorenzo;Cucinotta, Giuseppe;Sorrentino, Andrea Luigi;Cortigiani, Brunetto;Caneschi, Andrea;Mannini, Matteo
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Sessoli, Roberta
2022

Abstract

Superconductors and magnetic materials, including molecules, are key ingredients for quantum computing and spintronics. However, only a little is known about how these materials interact in multilayer nanostructures like the hybrid architectures nowadays under development for such advanced applications. Here, we show that a single layer of magnetic molecules, Terbium(III) bis-phthalocyaninato (TbPc2) complexes, deposited under controlled UHV conditions on a superconducting Pb(111) surface is sensitive to the topology of the intermediate state of the superconductor, namely to the presence and evolution of superconducting and normal domains due to screening and penetration of an external magnetic field. The topological hysteresis of the superconducting substrate imprints a local evolution of the magnetisation of the TbPc2 molecules in the monolayer. Element and surface selective detection is achieved by recording the X-ray magnetic circular dichroism of the Tb atoms. This study reveals the impressive potential of magnetic molecules for sensing local magnetic field variations in molecular/superconductor hybrid devices, including spin resonators or spin injecting and spin filtering components for spintronics applications.
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Serrano, Giulia; Poggini, Lorenzo; Cucinotta, Giuseppe; Sorrentino, Andrea Luigi; Giaconi, Niccolò; Cortigiani, Brunetto; Longo, Danilo; Otero, Edwige; Sainctavit, Philippe; Caneschi, Andrea; Mannini, Matteo; Sessoli, Roberta
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