On the origin of multi-step spin transition behaviour in 1D nanoparticles

  • Daniel Chiruta
  • Catalin-Maricel Jureschi
  • Jorge LinaresEmail author
  • Pierre Richard Dahoo
  • Yann Garcia
  • Aurelian Rotaru
Regular Article


To investigate the spin state switching mechanism in spin crossover (SCO) nanoparticles, a special attention is given to three-step thermally induced SCO behavior in 1D chains. An additional term is included in the standard Ising-like Hamiltonian to account for the border interaction between SCO molecules and its local environment. It is shown that this additional interaction, together with the short range interaction, drives the multi-steps thermal hysteretic behavior in 1D SCO systems. The relation between a polymeric matrix and this particular multi-step SCO phenomenon is discussed accordingly. Finally, the environmental influence on the SCO system’s size is analyzed as well.


Solid State and Materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Chiruta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Catalin-Maricel Jureschi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jorge Linares
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pierre Richard Dahoo
    • 4
  • Yann Garcia
    • 5
  • Aurelian Rotaru
    • 2
  1. 1.GEMaCUniversité de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, CNRS-UVSQ (UMR 8635)Versailles CedexFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science &MANSiDStefan cel Mare UniversitySuceavaRomania
  3. 3.LISVUniversité de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-YvelinesVelizyFrance
  4. 4.LATMOSUniversité de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Sorbonne Universités, CNRS-UMR 8190GuyancourtFrance
  5. 5.Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Molecules, Solids and Reactivity (IMCN/MOST)Université Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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