Monday 18 April; Leiden, Gabor Molnar "Molecular Spin Crossover Phenomenon: Recent Achievements and Prospects"



LIC Lecture
Location: Havingazaal, Leiden
Time: 13h30


Molecular Spin Crossover Phenomenon: Recent Achievements and Prospects
Gábor Molnár, Lionel Salmon, William Nicolazzi, Azzedine Bousseksou
Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS UPR-8241 and Université de Toulouse (UPS, INP), Toulouse, France,
Recently, there has been a renewed interest in the fascinating field of molecular spin-crossover complexes due to (1) the emergence of nanosized spin-crossover materials, which includes coordination nanoparticles and nanopatterned thin films, (2) the use of new experimental techniques with high spatial and temporal resolution, and (3) new theoretical approaches for the study of spatiotemporal phenomena in cooperative spin-crossover systems. Besides generating new fundamental knowledge on size-reduction effects and on the dynamics of the spin crossover phenomenon, this research aims at the development of practical applications such as sensor, displays, information storage and photonic devices. In this presentation, I will discuss and illustrate recent work obtained in our team in the field of molecule-based spin-crossover materials, with a special focus on these emerging issues.