Hyperfine Interactions

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Nuclear inelastic scattering study of a dinuclear iron(II) complex showing a direct spin transition

  • J. A. WolnyEmail author
  • Y. Garcia
  • I. Faus
  • S. Rackwitz
  • K. Schlage
  • H. -C. Wille
  • V. Schünemann
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  1. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME 2015), Hamburg, Germany, 13-18 September 2015


The results of the nuclear inelastic scattering (NIS)/nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy (NRVS) for the powder spectra of dimeric [Fe 2 L 5(NCS) 4] (L = N-salicylidene-4-amino-1,2,4-triazole) complex are presented. This system is spin crossover (SCO) material tagged with a fluorophore that can sense or “feel” the SCO signal ripping through the molecular network and thereby providing an opportunity to register the SCO transition. The spectra have been measured for the low-spin and high-spin phases of the complex. The high-spin isomer reveals one broad band above 200 cm −1, while the low-spin one displays two intense bands in the range from 390 to 430 cm −1, accompanied by a number of weaker bands below this area and one at ca. 490 cm −1. A normal coordinate analysis based on density functional calculations yields the assignment of the spin marker bands to particular molecular modes. In addition the vibrational contribution to the spin transition has been estimated


Nuclear inelastic scattering Spin crossover Molecular magnetism Density functional theory Fluorophore Nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Wolny
    • 1
    Email author
  • Y. Garcia
    • 2
  • I. Faus
    • 1
  • S. Rackwitz
    • 1
  • K. Schlage
    • 3
  • H. -C. Wille
    • 3
  • V. Schünemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Molecules, Solids and Reactivity (IMCN/MOST)Université Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  3. 3.DESYHamburgGermany

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