CMT Seminar: Joeri de Bruijckere

PhD Student, TU Delft

Title: Transport studies on individual high-spin molecules: Probing and tuning their complex excitation spectra

Abstract: The ability to confine a single molecule between metallic electrodes makes it possible to study charge transport through a nanometer-sized structure where complex magnetic properties can be built in through chemical synthesis. In this talk I will focus on recent low-temperature measurements of molecules that display a rich spin structure, including high-spin multiplets and magnetic anisotropy, in some of which we observe signs of spin-blockade and an unusual Kondo effect. If time permits, I will also present preliminary data of measurements performed with superconducting electrodes, which show an anomalous enhancement of resonant transport and a competition between Kondo-screening and superconductivity.