Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150103254 [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers Dr Alessandro Soncini; A/Prof Marco Affronte

Brief description One fact of computing life is that there’s never enough storage, and it will get worse when downloading movies with ever higher definition. Storing information on single molecules would improve storage density by a factor of 10,000. A promising strategy is to arrange magnetic molecules on a surface, so that their spin can be accessed from one side in read/write operations. While much is known of magnetic molecules in crystals, their behaviour on surface is still a puzzle. Using mathematical models and synchrotron experiments, we will explore which combinations of molecules and surfaces exhibit the best magnetic behaviour. The results will be crucial for the development of a new generation of high-capacity and high-performing computers.

Funding Amount $444,700

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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