A fruitful collaboration between the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) along with other international institutions involving the SeRMN-UAB has allowed the demonstration that a molecular magnetic memory near room temperature is a reality. A new way of storing information has come to light and possesses a potential technological impact. Molecular bits are already here.
Reference: Moneo-Corcuera, A., Nieto-Castro, D., Cirera, J., Gómez, V., Sanjosé-Orduna, J., Casadevall, C., Molnár, G., Bousseksou, A., Parella, T., Martínez-Agudo, J.M., Lloret-Fillol, J., Pérez-Temprano, M.H., Ruiz, E. & Galán-Mascarós, J.R. Molecular memory near room temperature in an iron polyanionic complex. Chem, in press.