MICROSPIN

Study of Behaviour of Micro and Nanosized Spin Crossover Compounds in Various Environments

Financed by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS – UEFISCDI,
Bilateral Cooperation Romania-France project PN-II-CT-RO-FR-2014-2-0041

Director of proiect:
Conf. univ. dr. Cristian ENACHESCU
(Faculty of Physics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi)

This project is devoted to the study of fundamental properties of spin crossover nanoparticles in various environments, with the aim to determine their possibilities to be used in applications.

The projects teams are composed by researchers from CARPATH Excellence Center from Faculty of Physics, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi and from the Institute for Molecular and Material Chemistry, Orsay, France. As the volume of these materials in different in the two spin states, elastic interactions inducing multihysteretic behaviour (following variations of temperature, pressure and light) are created. The research will be realized on two directions: one experimental and another one of simulations and modelling.Even if the nanoparticles of spin transition compounds have been prepared in the last few years, up to now there are not systematic experimental data or exhaustive model. The experimental study of these compounds will include the synthesis of nanoparticles (Orsay) and magnetometric and optical measurements (Iasi).The experiments will be accompanied by simulations based on the mechanoelastic model, with the use of 520 processor supercomputer in Iasi. The project is supported by several favorable conditions, as the managerial experience of the two coordinators and the research infrastructure in both countries.

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