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Guanhua Hao et al 2020 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 32 234002
Local moment molecular systems have now been used as the conduction channel in gated spintronics devices, and some of these three terminal devices might even be considered molecular spin transistors. In these systems, the gate voltage can be used to tune the molecular level alignment, while applied magnetic fields have an influence on the spin state, altering the magnetic properties, and providing insights to the magnetic anisotropy. More recently, the use of molecular spin crossover complexes, as the conduction channel, has led to devices that are both nonvolatile and have functionality at higher temperatures. Indeed, some devices have now been demonstrated to work at room temperature. Here, several molecular transistors, including those claiming to use single molecule magnets (SMM), are reviewed.