Our research focus is on molecular spintronics, which refers to the investigation of molecules as elements
in electronic circuits or materials, exploiting their spin degree of freedom.
We describe these systems by first principles methods combined with local decomposition methods such as local transmission
or atomic contributions to exchange spin coupling.
Molecular spintronics systems are interesting on the one hand because of the promise they hold as miniature building blocks
for technological applications, for example as photoswitches for the magnetic properties of molecular
compounds. Due to their dimensions they may show quantum effects which cannot be
exploited in macroscopic systems. On the other hand they are interesting for intellectual reasons,
for example when studying to what extent it is possible to transfer concepts between molecular
bridges in different chemical environments. These may be, among others, spin centers
or macroscopic electrodes.
Prof. Dr. Carmen Herrmann
Department of Inorganic and Applied Chemistry
Room AC 436
Sprechzeiten im Semester / Office hours Mo 17:00-17:45 (wenn AC-Kolloquium: Mo 13:15-14:30), Di 15:15-16:00 <= NEU!