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Emerging properties and applications of spin crossover nanomaterials

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In the past few years we have witnessed the spectacular development of nano-materials of spin crossover complexes of 3d4–3d7 transition metal ions, including thin films, nanoparticles, nanopatterns and nanoscale assemblies. These developments were primarily motivated by fundamental questions concerning size reduction effects on the bistability properties. On the other hand, spin crossover nano-objects require new characterization techniques (scanning probe microscopy, micro-magnetometry, etc.), revealing unknown details of the SCO mechanism at the nanoscale and giving access also to properties, which have been largely unexplored until now. In this Highlight, we review these recent experimental developments and discuss perspectives for societal applications as well.

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2013, accepted on 18 Nov 2013 and first published on 19 Nov 2013


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31750A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 1360-1366
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    Emerging properties and applications of spin crossover nanomaterials

    G. Molnár, L. Salmon, W. Nicolazzi, F. Terki and A. Bousseksou, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 1360
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31750A

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