Enhanced magnetic spin–spin interactions observed between porphyrazine derivatives on Au(111)

Jie Hou, Yu Wang, Keitaro Eguchi, Chihiro Nanjo, Tsuyoshi Takaoka, Yasuyuki Sainoo, Ryuichi Arafune, Kunio Awaga, Tadahiro Komeda

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Magnetic molecules are of interest for application in spintronic and quantum-information processing devices. Therein, control of the interaction between the spins of neighboring molecules is the critical issue. Substitution of outer moieties of the molecule can tune the molecule–molecule interaction. Here we show a novel spin behavior for a magnetic molecule of vanadyl tetrakis (thiadiazole) porphyrazine (abbreviated as VOTTDPz) adsorbed on Au(111), which is modified from vanadyl phthalocyanine (VOPc) by replacing the inert phthalocyanine ligand with a reactive thiadiazole moiety. The magnetic properties of the molecules are examined by observing the Kondo resonance caused by the screening of an isolated spin by conduction electrons using scanning tunneling spectroscopy. The Kondo features are detected at the molecule whose shape and intensity show site-dependent variation, revealing complex spin–spin interactions due to the enhanced interaction between molecules, originating from the functionalization of the ligand with a more reactive moiety.

Original languageEnglish
Article number36
JournalCommunications Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 1


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