A lipophilic linear FeII complex is dispersed as nanofibers in nematic liquid crystals and displays spin-crossover at temperatures higher than those observed for the bulk crystalline state; thermal bistability is also induced in the liquid crystal environment, reflecting increased ligand field splitting energy and enhanced cooperativity by liquid crystals.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry