Czech Researchers Discovered a New Way of Controlling Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Molecule
Updated: Dec 29, 2020
A new way to control the electronic and magnetic properties of molecules has been discovered by scientists from the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) at Palacký University Olomouc, together with colleagues from the Institutes of Physics (FZU) and Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) of the Czech Academy of Science. Commonly, a change in the electronic configuration of molecules can be induced by the application of external stimuli, such as light, temperature, pressure, and magnetic field. Czech scientists have instead developed a revolutionary way to use weak non-covalent interactions of molecules with the surface of chemically modified graphene. This achievement has been published in the prestigious Nature Communications journal. More information can be found here.