Single molecule properties and dynamics

SNIC 2018/8-29


SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Henning Hammar


Uppsala universitet

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Primary Classification:

10304: Condensed Matter Physics



Single-molecule magnets are of great interest as they pave the way for smaller devices and electronics as well as open new questions about our understanding of nature. Experimental progress has now pushed towards the realization of singe-molecule magnets and detailed examination of their properties. This is an area where much is still unexplored as it reaches towards physics in the non-equilibrium regime, making it challenging to study both experimentally and theoretically. In our project we aim to study the nonequilibrium properties and dynamics of single-molecule magnets theoretically. It is a continuation of several previous projects in which we studied; the dynamics of a single-molecule magnet, the interactions between two single-molecule magnets and the heat transfer through single-molecule magnets. The current project aims to study, among other properties; the effect of pulses on the dynamics of single-molecule magnets, the effect of phonons on the interactions and currents, the effect of single-molecule spin dynamics on heat transfer and optical control of single-molecule magnets. The different topics are all of major interest within the current single-molecule magnets community and connected areas within the field of condensed matter physics. The study includes both theoretical work as well as numerical computations. As our methods are mainly analytical, less emphasis is on the computational part, although the latter is vital in order to study the properties in detail. Especially dynamical computations can be quite resource intensive and in a need of computer resources.