By Stefan Thiele
This thesis sheds new gentle at the world wide first electric manipulation of a unmarried nuclear spin. during the last 4 many years, the dimensions of a piece, the smallest logical unit in a working laptop or computer, has lowered by way of greater than orders of importance and may quickly succeed in a restrict the place quantum phenomena develop into very important. encouraged by way of the ability of quantum mechanics, researchers have already pointed out natural quantum structures, having, analog to a classical bit, controllable and readable states. during this regard, the inherent spin of electrons or nuclei with its eigenstates, spin up and spin down, is a promising candidate. utilizing services within the box of single-molecule magnets, the writer constructed a molecular transistor, which permits quantum info to be written onto a unmarried nuclear spin via an electrical box in simple terms, and, moreover, permits the digital read-out of this quantum nation. This novel method opens a route to addressing and manipulating person nuclear spins inside a truly restrained house (a unmarried molecule), at excessive velocity. hence, the writer used to be capable of convey that unmarried molecule magnets are promising applicants for quantum info processing, that's triggering a brand new box of study in the direction of molecular quantum electronics.