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Out-of-equilibrium dynamics of photoexcited spin-state concentration waves

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The spin crossover compound [FeIIH2L2-Me][PF6]2 presents a two-step phase transition. In the intermediate phase, a spin state concentration wave (SSCW) appears resulting from a symmetry breaking (cell doubling) associated with a long-range order of alternating high and low spin molecular states. By combining time-resolved optical and X-ray diffraction measurements on a single crystal, we study how such a system responds to femtosecond laser excitation and we follow in real time the erasing and rewriting of the SSCW.

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The article was received on 29 Aug 2014, accepted on 09 Oct 2014 and first published on 28 Jan 2015

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00164H
Faraday Discuss., 2015,177, 363-379

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    Out-of-equilibrium dynamics of photoexcited spin-state concentration waves

    A. Marino, M. Buron-Le Cointe, M. Lorenc, L. Toupet, R. Henning, A. D. DiChiara, K. Moffat, N. Bréfuel and E. Collet, Faraday Discuss., 2015, 177, 363
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00164H

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