Spin Transition Evidenced by Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Christophe Cartier dit Moulin, Petra Rudolf, Anne-Marie Flank, Chien-Te Chen

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Abstract

Iron L2,3 X-ray absorption spectra have been recorded in order to follow the thermal reversible spin interconversion of the FeII(phen)2(NCS)2 (phen = o-phenanthroline). Important differences are observed which show that this spectroscopy is a fingerprint of the spin state. The evolution of the branching ratio is discussed and found to be consistent with the expected value obtained by multiplet calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry
Volume96
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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