6. Charge Transfer-Induced Spin-Transitions in Cyanometallate Materials

  1. MALCOLM A. HALCROW
  1. Kim R. Dunbar1,
  2. Catalina Achim2 and
  3. Michael Shatruk3

Published Online: 18 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch6

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Dunbar, K. R., Achim, C. and Shatruk, M. (2013) Charge Transfer-Induced Spin-Transitions in Cyanometallate Materials, in Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications (ed M. A. HALCROW), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch6

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, USA

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:

  • charge transfer-induced spin-transition (CTIST);
  • coordination polymers;
  • cyanometallate-based materials;
  • nanoparticles;
  • polynuclear transition metal complexes;
  • thin films

Summary

Charge Transfer-Induced Spin-Transition (CTIST) process is induced by photoexcitation or changes in temperature, pressure, or solvent content. This chapter reviews CTIST in extended molecule-based structures, molecular complexes, and nanoscale materials. It addresses each type of cyanometallate-based materials that exhibit CTIST, that is extended solids, nanoparticles, thin films, and mixed-metal polynuclear complexes, after summarizing some general methods used for the observation and characterization of the CTIST phenomenon. It briefly describes the Prussian blue structure type adopted by coordination polymers. Theoretical studies conducted in conjunction with experimental methods in this chapter provide insight microscopic origin and dynamics of CTIST-related processes.