The combination of spintronics with magneto- electrochemistry, particularly involving truly chiral molecular spin selectors, was promoted by the discovery of the Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) effect by Ron Naaman and coworkers, observing spin polarization in photo-ejected electrons transmitted through a thin layer of enantiopure material adsorbed on gold, acting as an electron spin filter . In this frame we present an innovative set-up which includes i) a non-ferromagnetic electrode (ITO) modified with a thin electroactive chiral film (the spin filter), ii) achiral redox couples dissolved in aqueous or organic solutions and iii) an external permanent magnet which was placed near the chiral film, considering as spin filters four different types of chiral selectors (with different stereogenic elements, i.e. helix, stereogenic axis and chiral pendant). [2,3,4] A spectacular unforeseen effect was observed by means of cyclovoltammetry (CV), in fact CV peaks recorded in the presence of achiral redox couples reveal an impressive potential shift by flipping the magnet orientation (north vs south). This effect was also specular by changing the spin injector configuration. The importance of these studies includes possible applications in the field of spintronics, electronics, chemical sensoristic and so on and provides a striking evidence of the spin selectivity properties of chiral thin films. References:  O. B Dor, S. Yochelis, S. P. Mathew, R. Naaman, Y. Paltiel, Nat. Commun. 4 (2013), 3256.  T. Benincori, S. Arnaboldi, M. Magni, S. Grecchi, R. Cirilli, C. Fontanesi, P. R. Mussini, Chem. Sci., DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04126A (2019).  S. Arnaboldi, S. Cauteruccio, S. Grecchi, T. Benincori, M. Marcaccio, A. Orbelli Biroli, G. Longhi, E. Licandro P. R. Mussini, Chem. Sci., 10 (2019) 1539-1548.  S. Arnaboldi, T. Benincori, A. Penoni, L. Vaghi, R. Cirilli, S. Abbate, G. Longhi, G. Mazzeo, S. Grecchi, M. Panigati, P. R. Mussini, Chem. Sci., DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04862B (2019).
|Titolo:||Spin selectivity properties displayed by chiral electrode surfaces under an external magnetic field|
|Data di pubblicazione:||22-mag-2019|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Citazione:||Spin selectivity properties displayed by chiral electrode surfaces under an external magnetic field / S. Grecchi, S. Arnaboldi, M. Magni, T. Benincori, C. Fontanesi, R. Cirilli, S. Cauteruccio, E. Licandro, P.R. Mussini. ((Intervento presentato al 13. convegno ECHEMS : Electrochemistry for symmetry breaking in molecules, materials and processes tenutosi a Saint-Pierre d'Oléron nel 2019.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|