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A research of the UB on spin crossover on the cover of the jounal ‘Dalton Transactions’


Spin crossover is a type of molecular magnetism that results from the electronic inestability caused by external factors, such as temperature, pressure or electromagnetic radiation. This phenomenon is particularly relevant as it enables bistable magnetic materials to maintain two different and stable phases in the same external conditions. A research on spin thermal transition in iron complexes, in which Professor Carme Sousa, from the Department of Physical Chemistry and member of the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the UB, participated, established that the energy difference between both states depends on the orientation of ligands. The research has been published on the journal Dalton Transactions and highlighted on its cover.