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A two-step approach to the synthesis of N@C60 fullerene dimers for molecular qubits

A two-step approach to the synthesis of N@C60 fullerene dimers for molecular qubits

Plant, Simon R., Jevric, Martyn, Morton, John J. L., Ardavan, Arzhang, Khlobystov, Andrei N., Briggs, G. Andrew D. and Porfyrakis, Kyriakos ORCID: 0000-0003-1364-0261 (2013) A two-step approach to the synthesis of N@C60 fullerene dimers for molecular qubits. Chemical Science, 4 (7). pp. 2971-2975. ISSN 2041-6520 (Print), 2041-6539 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1039/c3sc50395j)

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Abstract

We report the two-step synthesis of a highly soluble fullerene dimer, both for short reaction times and at the microscale. We apply this reaction scheme to starting materials that contain 15N@C60 and 14N@C60, and we demonstrate how, if applied to highly pure N@C60 in the future, this scheme may be used to produce (14N@C60)2 or (15N@C60)2 dimers in one step, and crucially 14N@C60–15N@C60 dimers in a second step. Such dimers represent isolated electron spin pairs that may be used to demonstrate entanglement between the spins. Additionally, CW EPR spectroscopy of the 15N@C60–C60 dimer in the solid state reveals permanent zero-field splitting (D ¼ 14.6 MHz and E ¼ 0.56 MHz).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: synthesis N@C60, fullerenes, dimers, molecular qubits
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 13:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25793

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