SPRING SPin Research IN Graphene

What’s the SPRING Project

Magnetism is a property that had been missing from graphene’s impressive list of physical properties – until now. Owing to its unconventional magnetic properties, graphene has been touted as a promising material for spintronics applications. The ambition of the EU-funded SPRING project is to develop an all-graphene platform, where spins can be used for transporting, storing and processing information. Researchers from different disciplines will collaborate to fabricate atomically precise open-shell graphene nanostructures, and manipulate their electron spin and charge, and nuclear spin state. The aim is to test the potential of graphene as a fundamental building block for spintronic devices.

Graphene nanoribbons for emerging quantum technologies

Graphene nanoribbons for emerging quantum technologies

In the last decades, a mathematical description of symmetries in nature called topology has been applied to describe and predict new electronic…

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Welcome to the cartoon world of SPRING! You can get a quick glimpse of what we do in a fun and entertaining…

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Reassessing Alkyne Coupling Reactions While Studying the Electronic Properties of Diverse Pyrene Linkages at Surfaces

J. Lawrence, M.S.G. Mohammed, D. Rey, F. Aguilar-Galindo, A. Berdonces-Layunta, D. Peña, and D.G. de Oteyza
ACS Nano, 15, 3, 4937 – 4946 (2021)
[ ] [ DOI ] [ Open Access ] [ Supplementary Information ]

Big congratulations on the fabrication of a #triangulate #nanostar by combination of solution and on-surface synthesis!
You can see 12 unpaired #electrons interacting as an antiferromagnetic #spin 1 ring
@HorizonEU @ciqususc
@DIPCehu @nanoGUNE @CFMdonostia

Thank you @MapIgnorance for "mapping" the latest scientific discovery of @springfetopen partners in collab. with @CFMdonostia on #graphene #nanoribbons!
@NatxoPas @depena33 @sofia_sanzw @Aranko @thofrederiksen #dimasoteyza @MartinaCorso3 @Ikerbasque @HorizonEU #EU_H2020

Mapping Ignorance@MapIgnorance

Physicists did theoretical simulations that demonstrated the anomalous topology of the narrow GNRs. This result widens the scope for the use of graphene nanostructures in emerging quantum technology.


Congratulations for the joint effort of SPRING researchers from @DIPCehu @UniversidadeUSC and @nanoGUNE in collab. with @CFMdonostia. Their findings in @NatureComms describe the novel source of non-conventional #magnetism found on #graphene nanoribbons


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