Cooperativity in Spin Crossover Systems: Memory, Magnetism and Microporosity

  • Murray, Keith (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Kepert, Cameron (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Toftlund, Hans (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Spin-crossover centres are a well known form of inorganic electronic switch for which variation of temperature, pressure and irradiation leads to a change in d-electron configuration and therefore changes to structure, colour and magnetism. Here we aim to synthesise and study a wide variaty of new spin-crossover systems where cooperativity between centres, induced by careful supramolecular design, will lead to molecules and materials having memory retention, magnetic ordering and/or microporosity. The significance of these aims covers several fundamental questions in the science of electronic systems. We also indentify a number of potential nanochemical switching applications for the unique systems proposed.
Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/05


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD31,650.00