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Molecular magnets

How a nightmare turns into a vision

Two independent studies demonstrate how control over magnetic molecules on surfaces may lead to new spintronics applications.

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Figure 1: Controlling magnetic molecules on a surface.


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Wende, H. How a nightmare turns into a vision. Nature Mater 8, 165–166 (2009).

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