Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 677 - Function by Switching

B13: Photoswitchable spin-crossover films on ferromagnetic substrates (since 2015)


Ultrathin films of photoswitchable spin-crossover complexes will be prepared on ferromagnetic substrates under ultrahigh vacuum conditions. The electronic, magnetic, and structural properties of the adsorbate-substrate systems will be comprehensively characterized by synchrotron-based electron spectroscopy techniques as a function of temperature and light irradiation. Novel iron-based coordination compounds will be synthesized to prevent substrate-induced fragmentation.

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