Probing the Dipolar Coupling in a Heterospin Endohedral Fullerene-Phthalocyanine Dyad

Shen Zhou, Masanori Yamamoto, G. Andrew D. Briggs, Hiroshi Imahori, Kyriakos Porfyrakis

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Paramagnetic endohedral fullerenes and phthalocyanine (Pc) complexes are promising building blocks for molecular quantum information processing, for which tunable dipolar coupling is required. We have linked these two spin qubit candidates together and characterized the resulting electron paramagnetic resonance properties, including the spin dipolar coupling between the fullerene spin and the copper spin. Having interpreted the distance-dependent coupling strength quantitatively and further discussed the antiferromagnetic aggregation effect of the CuPc moieties, we demonstrate two ways of tuning the dipolar coupling in such dyad systems: changing the spacer group and adjusting the solution concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1313-1319
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 3
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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