Spectroscopic techniques to characterize the spin state: Vibrational, optical, Mössbauer, NMR, and X-ray spectroscopy

Juliusz A. Wolny, Volker Schünemann, Zoltán Németh, György Vankó

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Basic principles and recent work using probes including Mössbauer, optical, X-ray, and vibrational spectroscopies to follow the transitions in spin crossover complexes are reviewed. X-ray spectroscopy, being a relatively lesser-known probe, is discussed in more detail. X-ray spectroscopic methods have been used in the spin crossover field mostly to elucidate surface phenomena, ultrafast dynamics, and high pressure effects, but recent technical developments provide perspectives for a more widespread use of these powerful techniques in home laboratories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1152-1169
Number of pages18
JournalComptes Rendus Chimie
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018



  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • NMR
  • Optical spectroscopies
  • Spin crossover
  • Vibrational spectroscopies
  • X-ray spectroscopies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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