Interfacing Magnetic Molecules with 2D Materials

Title: Interfacing Magnetic Molecules with 2D Materials.
When: Friday, 19th January, 2018, at 12:00.
Place: Sala de Grados, Módulo 08, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Speaker: Prof. Eugenio Coronado, Institut de Ciència Molecular – ICMOL, Universitat de València, Spain.

Graphene and other 2D materials have been a hot focus of interest in physics, chemistry and materials science. The emergence of van der Waals heterostructures formed by assembling two different monolayers of these materials through Van der Waals forces have opened new opportunities in this field. This concept can be further expanded by interfacing a layered 2D material with materials of other dimensionalities including 0D materials (molecules, nanoparticles,…), 1D materials (nanotubes, nanowires,…) and 3D materials, which can interact non only through VdW forces but also through covalent or ionic interactions [1].

Interfacing Magnetic Molecules with 2D MaterialsIn this talk I will focus on an emergent class of hybrid heterostructures formed by interfacing a 2D material with a molecular system. In particular, I will show how the properties of the “all surface” 2D material can be tuned through the interactions established with the molecular system. As 2D materials, I will focus on those exhibiting superconductivity or magnetism. As molecular systems, I will focus on stimuli-responsive magnetic molecules able to change their properties upon the application of an external stimulus (temperature, light or pressure) [2]. I will show that this concept can provide examples of smart molecular/2D heterostructures [3], which may be at the origin of a novel generation of hybrid materials and devices of direct application in highly topical fields like electronics, spintronics, molecular sensing and energy storage.


  1. D. Jariwala, et al., Nature Mater, 16, 170, 2017.
  2. A. Bousseksou et al. Chem. Soc. Rev., 40, 3313, 2011.
  3. J. Dugay et al. Nano Lett., 17, 186, 2017.

Interfacing Magnetic Molecules with 2D Materials