Research Professor

Fabio Donati

Fabio Donati’s research focuses on the magnetism and quantum coherence of surface-supported individual atoms and molecules. His main achievement is the discovery of magnetic stability in single rare earth atoms, a result that proves the possibility of downscaling magnetic memories down to the ultimate limit of an atom. His experimental expertise includes X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD), Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR).
“There are only two possible conclusions: if the result confirms & hypothesis, then you have just made a measure. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you made a discovery"

- Enrico Fermi

PhD in Radiation Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Master in Physics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Bachelor in Physics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
2017 - Current
Research Professor at Ewha Womans University, Research Fellows at the IBS center for Quantum Nanoscience
2011 - 2017
Post-Doc at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2010 - 2011
Post-Doc at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
R. Baltic et al., “Superlattice of Single Atom Magnets on Graphene”, Nano Lett. 16,7610. Click Here
C. Wäckerlin et al., “Giant Hysteresis of Single-Molecule Magnets Adsorbed on a Nonmagnetic Insulator”, Advanced Materials 28, 5195. Click Here
A. Singha et al., “Magnetic Hysteresis in Er Trimers on Cu(111)”, Nano Lett. 16, 3475. Click Here
F. Donati et al., “Magnetic remanence in single atoms”, Science 352, 318. Click Here
F. Donati et al., “Magnetism of Ho and Er Atoms on Close-Packed Metal Surfaces”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 237201. Click Here