A Combined Top-Down/Bottom-Up Approach for the Nanoscale Patterning of Spin-Crossover Coordination Polymers


  • This work was supported by the RTB program of the LAAS-CNRS. The authors are grateful for financial support from the Agence National de la Recherche (project NANOMOL), from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (CTQ 2004-03456/BQU) and from the European Action COST D35.


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Micro- and nanometer-sized patterns of the spin-crossover compound Fe(pyrazine)[Pt(CN)4] have been fabricated using a combination of lift-off and multilayer sequential assembly methods. These patterns (see figure and inside cover) exhibit a bistability of their electronic states and, thus, represent a novel platform for a wide array of potential applications.