Multifunctional Molecular Magnets Based on Octacyanidometalates

  • Kenta Imoto

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis demonstrates the novel magnetic functionalities in cyanido-bridged metal assemblies, and as such appeals to readers in the field of materials science. The utilization of octacyanidometalates as building blocks enables the observation of (i) photo-induced magnetization due to a light-induced spin-crossover in an iron octacyanidoniobate-based assembly, (ii) photo-induced magnetization with a two-step spin-crossover behavior in an iron octacyanidoniobate-based material, and (iii) the coexistence of super-ionic conductivity and metamagnetism in a manganese-octacyanoniobate system. These multi-functionalities are achieved by incorporating a spin-crossover moiety or a hydrogen-bonding network into a cyanido-bridged network structure with a strong magnetic interaction. In particular, in light-induced spin-crossover magnets, a magnetically non-ordered state can be altered to a magnetically ordered state by photo-irradiation, which is one of the attractive mechanisms for novel optical switching devices.


Spin-crossover Phenomenon Photo-induced Magneitzation Ionic Conductivity Cyanido-bridged Metal Assembly Optical Switching Devices

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  • Kenta Imoto
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Tokyo TokyoJapan

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