14. Nanoparticles, Thin Films and Surface Patterns from Spin-Crossover Materials and Electrical Spin State Control

  1. MALCOLM A. HALCROW
  1. Paulo Nuno Martinho,
  2. Cyril Rajnak and
  3. Mario Ruben

Published Online: 18 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch14

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Martinho, P. N., Rajnak, C. and Ruben, M. (2013) Nanoparticles, Thin Films and Surface Patterns from Spin-Crossover Materials and Electrical Spin State Control, in Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications (ed M. A. HALCROW), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch14

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119998679

Online ISBN: 9781118519301

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Keywords:

  • electrical spin state control;
  • nanocrystals;
  • patterning techniques;
  • SCO thin films;
  • spin states;
  • spin-crossover (SCO) nanoparticles;
  • surface patterns

Summary

Scientists have developed spin-crossover (SCO) nanoparticles and nanocrystals and SCO thin films and have also applied patterning techniques to fabricate SCO devices. More recently, electrical control of SCO has been achieved and this work reviews research made so far with concern to nanoparticles, thin films, surface patterns and devices from SCO materials. The chapter begins by reviewing the work done to produce SCO nanoparticles using reverse micelle, dispersion and sol-gel techniques. It then discusses several techniques which have been used for the deposition of SCO active molecules on surfaces. These techniques include Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) deposition, surface-assisted molecular self-assembly, dip coating/drop casting, spin coating, and complexes imbedded into matrixes. The chapter talks about the deposition of SCO compounds on surfaces through patterning techniques. Finally, it presents studies on attempts to electrically control the spin states on SCO complexes.