Control of magnetic properties through external stimuli

Osamu Sato, Jun Tao, Yuan Zhu Zhang

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The magnetic properties of many magnetic materials can be controlled by external stimuli. The principal focus here is on the thermal, photochemical, electrochemical, and chemical control of phase transitions that involve changes in magnetization. The molecular compounds described herein range from metal complexes, through pure organic compounds to composite materials. Most of the Review is devoted to the properties of valence-tautomeric compounds, molecular magnets, and spin-crossover complexes, which could find future application in memory devices or optical switches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2152-2187
Number of pages36
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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