Single molecules may be viewed as the ultimate electronic component. Despite recent achievements, much work remains to be done in order to understand and master such systems.
These devices may be viewed as a cornerstone for the future development of information technologies and should present many advantages in terms of miniaturization, power consumption, speed and multifunctionality.
Within this large field of investigation, the summer school will focus on magnetism and spintronics properties of molecular nanostructures. Indeed, this new topic is promising new application related to information and communication technologies (memories, multifunctional devices, quantum computation), though fundamental aspects of these devices are still an active and topical issue.
The audience of this summer school is directed toward PhD students, post-docs and scientists interested by the field. Basics of functional devices and materials will be explained and discussed by researchers leading their field.