Variable-pressure luminescence and Raman spectroscopy of molecular transition metal complexes: spectroscopic effects originating from small, reversible structural variations
The past ten years have seen a significantly increasing number of published crystal structures for molecular transition metal complexes at variable pressure, providing quantitative information on structural variations. Spectroscopic measurements at variable pressure have been reported over the past 60 years for a variety of complexes, but luminescence measurements were mostly limited to intense signals until early in this century. The combination of variable-pressure structure variations with spectroscopic trends can lead to detailed new insight on a variety of aspects of electronic structure. This approach holds promise for the in-depth study of many categories of functional materials.