Light-induced changes in magnetism in a coordination polymer heterostructure, Rb0.24Co[Fe(CN)6]0.74@K0.10Co[Cr(CN)6]0.70· n H2O and the role of the shell thickness on the properties of both core and shell
Particles of formula Rb0.24Co[Fe(CN)6]0.74@K0.10Co[Cr(CN)6]0.70·nH2O with a light-responsive rubidium cobalt hexacyanoferrate (RbCoFe) core and a magnetic potassium cobalt hexacyanochromate (KCoCr) shell have been prepared and exhibit light-induced changes in the magnetization of the normally light-insensitive KCoCr shell, a new property resulting from the synergy between the core and shell of a coordination polymer heterostructure. A single batch of 135 ± 12 nm RbCoFe particles are used as seeds to generate three different core@shell samples, with KCoCr shell thicknesses of approximately 11, 23 and 37 nm, to probe the influence of the shell thickness over the particles" morphology and structural and magnetic properties. Synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction reveals that structural changes in the shell accompany the charge transfer induced spin transition (CTIST) of the core, giving direct evidence that the photomagnetic response of the shell is magnetomechanical in origin. The depth to which the KCoCr shell contributes to changes in magnetization is estimated to be approximately 24 nm when using a model that assumes a constant magnetic response of the core within the series of particles. In turn, the presence of the shell changes the nature of the CTIST of the core. As opposed to the usually observed first order transition exhibiting hysteresis, the CTIST becomes continuous in the core@shell particles.
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Risset, Quintero, P. A., Brinzari, T. V., Andrus, M. J., Lufaso, M. W., Meisel, M. W., & Talham, D. R. (2014). Light-Induced Changes in Magnetism in a Coordination Polymer Heterostructure, Rb0.24Co[Fe(CN)6]0.74@K0.10Co[Cr(CN)6]0.70·nH2O and the Role of the Shell Thickness on the Properties of Both Core and Shell. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(44), 15660–15669. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja5084283