A team of researchers (from CNRS in Grenoble, IPCM at the University of Strasbourg, and KIT's Institute of Nanotechnology) manufactured a spintronics nano-switch by coating synthetic adhesives on magnetic molecules so that the molecules fitted themselves on a nanotube without any interference.

The newly fabricated component does not comprise alloys, metals or oxides but consists of soft materials such as molecules and carbon nanotubes.

via AZoNano