Pressure and Temperature Control of Spin-Switchable Metal-Organic Coordination Polymers from Ab Initio Calculations
2012 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 109, no 7, 077203- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We explore a combination of density-functional theory with supplemented Coulomb U (DFT + U) and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the spin-crossover (SCO) phenomenon in coordination polymers. We demonstrate the applicability of the method for the case of bimetallic metal-organic framework Fe-2[Nb(CN)(8)] center dot (4-pyridinealdoxime)(8) center dot 2H(2)O [see S. Ohkoshi et al. Nat. Chem. 3, 564 (2011)]. Our study shows that this approach is capable of capturing the SCO transitions driven by pressure as well as temperature. In addition to discovering novel spin-state transitions, magnetic states involving changes in the long-range magnetic ordering pattern are achieved, thereby offering the tunability of spin states as well as the long-range order of the spins. We compare the SCO transition in the Fe-based framework with a computer designed Mn-based variant.
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2012. Vol. 109, no 7, 077203- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-182027DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.077203ISI: 000307709400040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-182027DiVA: diva2:559168