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Electron and vibrational dynamics of molecules are commonly studied by subjecting them to two interactions with a fast actinic pulse that prepares them in a nonstationary state and after a variable delay period T, probing them with a Raman process induced by a combination of a broadband and a narrowband pulse. This technique, known as femtosecond stimulated(More)
The ins and outs of spin: Using the microporous coordination polymer {Fe(pz)[Pt(CN)(4)]} (1, pz=pyrazine), incorporating spin-crossover subunits, two-directional magnetic chemo-switching is achieved at room temperature. In situ magnetic measurements following guest vapor injection show that most guest molecules transform 1 from the low-spin (LS) state to(More)
Attosecond X-ray pulses are short enough to capture snapshots of molecules undergoing nonadiabatic electron and nuclear dynamics at conical intersections (CoIns). We show that a stimulated Raman probe induced by a combination of an attosecond and a femtosecond pulse has a unique temporal and spectral resolution for probing the nonadiabatic dynamics and(More)
The mechanism of light-induced excited spin state trapping (LIESST) of [FeIII(pap)2]+ (pap = N-2-pyridylmethylidene-2-hydroxyphenylaminato) was discussed on the basis of potential energy surfaces (PESs) of several important spin states, where the PESs were evaluated with the DFT(B3LYP) method. The PES of the quartet spin state crosses those of the doublet(More)
A quasielastic neutron scattering and solid-state (2)H NMR spectroscopy study of the polymeric spin-crossover compound {Fe(pyrazine)[Pt(CN)(4)]} shows that the switching of the rotation of a molecular fragment--the pyrazine ligand--occurs in association with the change of spin state. The rotation switching was examined on a wide time scale (10(-13)-10(-3)(More)
We investigated mer- and fac-[Fe(II)(2-pic)(3)](2+) (pic = picolylamine) and Fe(iii) analogue, mer-[Fe(III)(2-pic)(3)](3+), by the DFT method to clarify the mechanism of light-induced excited spin state trapping (LIESST). In mer-[Fe(II)(2-pic)(3)](2+), the potential energy surface (PES) of the triplet state is the least stable but it is close to the PESs of(More)
Cyclobutane thymine dimer, one of the major lesions in DNA formed by exposure to UV sunlight, is repaired in a photoreactivation process, which is essential to maintain life. The molecular mechanism of the central step, i.e., intradimer C-C bond splitting, still remains an open question. In a simulation study, we demonstrate how the time evolution of(More)
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