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Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Jul 19;111(3):037203. Epub 2013 Jul 17.

Electrical readout of individual nuclear spin trajectories in a single-molecule magnet spin transistor.

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Institut Néel, CNRS and Université Joseph Fourier, B.P. 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 09, France.


We present the electrical readout of time trajectories obtained from an isolated nuclear spin. The device, a TbPc(2) single-molecule magnet spin transistor, detects the four different nuclear spin states of the Tb(3+) ion with fidelities better than 69%, allowing us to measure individual relaxation times (T(1)) of several tens of seconds. A good agreement with quantum Monte Carlo simulations suggests that the relaxation times are limited by the current tunneling through the transistor, which opens up the possibility to tune T(1) electrically by means of bias and gate voltages.

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