Prof. Eliseo Ruiz

Magnetic molecules for electronic devices is the main part of the emerging research field known as Spintronics. In order to build up such devices, the molecules are deposited on metallic surfaces to have a monolayer. Thus, the molecules are easily accessible to a second electrode, for instance the tip of an STM microscope or also to build devices using fixed-electrodes breakjunction techniques. These magnetic properties can also be calculated and also the conductance through magnetic molecules using DFT methods combined with non-equilibrium Green Functions. In our group, we are using Green function methods to study the transport properties and simultaneously performing STM experiments to measure the conductance at the single-molecule level.

Relevant Publications

A. C. Aragonès, D. Aravena, F. J. Valverde-Muñoz, J. A. Real, F. Sanz, I. Díez-Pérez and E. Ruiz. «Metal-Controlled Magnetoresistance at Room Temperature in Single-Molecule Devices». J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017139, 5768-5778.
E. Burzuri, J. O. Island, R. Díaz-Torres, A. Fursina, A. González-Campo, O. Roubeau, S. J. Teat, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, E. Ruiz and H. S. J. van der Zant. «Sequential Electron Transport and Vibrational Excitations in an Organic Molecule Coupled to Few-Layer Graphene Electrodes.» ACS Nano, 201610, 2521-2527.
J. Ponce, C. R. Arroyo, S. Tatay, R. Frisenda, P. Gaviña, D. Aravena, E. Ruiz, H. J. van der Zant, E. Coronado, «Effect of Metal Complexation on the Conductance of Single-Molecular Wires Measured at Room Temperature», J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 8314-8322.
E. Ruiz. «Charge transport properties of spin crossover systems», Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 201416, 14.
G. Magadur, J.-S. Lauret, G. Charron, F. Bouanis, E. Norman, V. Huc, C.-S. Cojocaru, S. Gómez-Coca, E. Ruiz, T. Mallah, «Charge Transfer and Tunable Ambipolar Effect Induced by Assembly of Cu(II) Binuclear Complexes on Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistor Devices», J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 7896-7901.
D. Aravena, E. Ruiz, «Coherent transport through spin-croosover single molecules», J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 777-779.
E. Ruiz, F. Nunzi and S. Alvarez, «Magnetic communication through functionalized nanotubes: A theoretical study», Nano Letters 20066, 380-384.