Electrical Spin Manipulation in Atoms and Molecules (SpinMan)

Marie Curie

Status: finished project
Contract Number:
SEP-210189940 (Proposal)
Starting date 
1 September 2016
Ending date 
31 August 2018

In the project “Electrical Spin Manipulation in Atoms and Molecules” (SpinMan), the experienced researcher Dr. Andrea Droghetti (Trinity College Dublin -TCD, Ireland) and the scientist-in-charge Prof. Angel Rubio, Head of the Nano-Bio Spectroscopy (NBS) group at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), aim at establishing how an electrical current can be utilized in order to write and read information in a spin state of an atom or a molecule. This study will be carried out through simulations performed with a computational platform, which will combine recent theoretical developments in density functional theory for open systems, many-body physics and time-dependent methods thus bridging the gap between complementary approaches to quantum transport.


1- Development: To combine model Hamiltonian and ab-initio approaches in a coherent computational scheme able to access transport in molecular devices and STM experiments by accounting for many-particle effects and material-specific properties.

2- Application: To study spin and charge transport in molecular devices in order to understand how a single molecule/atom spin can be controlled through a current.

3- Fundamental investigation: To model charge and spin-transport in molecular devices in order to access the out-of-equilibrium behaviour from a time-dependent perspective.




Dr. Andrea Droghetti

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