Hard-X-ray-induced excited-spin-state trapping

György Vankó, Franz Renz, Gábor Molnár, Thomas Neisius, Szilvia Kárpáti

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(Figure Presented) All Xcited: At low temperatures, an intense beam of hard X-rays excites photoswitchable molecular spin-crossover systems to generate metastable high-spin states (see picture). These states have spectroscopic properties similar to those of the states generated by light-induced excited-spin-state trapping. The new approach offers an excitation source with greater penetration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5306-5309
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2007


  • Iron
  • Magnetic properties
  • Molecular switching
  • Spin crossover
  • X-ray spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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