LBNL Masthead A-Z IndexBerkeley Lab mastheadU.S. Department of Energy logoPhone BookJobsSearch
Coupled Crystallographic Order–Disorder and Spin State in a Bistable Molecule: Multiple Transition Dynamics Print
Monday, 07 March 2011 00:00

Within spin-crossover solids, strong intermolecular interactions afford a means for the propagation of molecular-scale changes and coupling with crystallographic phase transitions, which leads to intricate cooperative phenomena. In their Full Paper on page 3120 ff., J. S. Costa, O. Roubeau, G. Arom et al. report on a novel spin-crossover FeII complex that features a dense network of intermolecular interactions. This results in a large unsymmetrical hysteresis of the spin state, which correlates with a crystallographic order–disorder transition. Article Link (PDF)