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We investigate the fundamental necessary conditions for optical generation of nitrosyl linkage isomers in ML(5)NO compounds (M = transition metal, L arbitrary ligand) on the examples of K(3)[Mn(CN)(5)NO].2H(2)O and Na(2)[Fe(CN)(5)NO].2H(2)O. We show that the NO linkage isomers of the side-on bonded type (SII, 90 degrees rotation of NO) and of the(More)
We present a time-resolved absorption study on the light-induced generation of reversible linkage NO isomers in single crystals of Na(2)[Fe(CN)(5)NO] x 2 H(2)O using laser pulses of 160 fs width. Using the pump wavelength lambda = 500 nm the singlet-singlet (1)A(1)-->(1)E excitation induces the NO rotation by about 90 degrees from the linear Fe-N-O(More)
We introduce a model for the kinetics of grating formation during holographic recording in optically excitable two-state systems. An unexpected characteristic time dependence of the diffraction efficiency is found. We show that it originates from a nonlinear transformation of the light interference pattern into a refractive-index profile. Our findings(More)
Phototriggered NO and CN release from [Fe(CN)(5)NO](2-) (NP) molecular monolayers is studied by a combination of electrochemistry, infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry under light irradiation at temperatures of 80 K and 294 K. The NP molecular monolayers were electrostatically attached to thin films of mesoporous TiO(2) deposited on silicon.(More)
Two light-induced metastable NO linkage isomers with oxygen-bound (SI) and side-on configuration (SII) of NO are generated in trans-[RuCl(py)(4)(NO)][PF(6)](2).(1/2)H(2)O. Irradiation by light in the blue-green spectral range (450-530 nm) leads to the population of SI. A further irradiation by near infrared light (920-1100 nm) transfers SI into SII at(More)
The existence of two light-induced long-lived metastable states SI, SII in irradiated trans-[Ru(NH3)4(H2O)NO]Cl3 x H2O and trans-[Ru(NH3)4(OH)NO]Cl2 is revealed by differential scanning calorimetry measurements and calculations based on density functional theory. Irradiation with light in the blue spectral range leads to the population of SI, while SII can(More)
Photosensitive properties of [Ru(bpy)(2)(OSO)] PF(6) dissolved in propylene carbonate originating from photoinduced linkage isomerism have been studied by temperature and exposure dependent transmission and UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy. An exceeding photochromic photosensitivity of S = (63 +/- 10) x 10(3) cm l J(-1) mol(-1) is determined. It is attributed(More)
One metastable linkage nitrosyl isomer can be generated in [Pt(NH(3))(4)Cl(NO)]Cl(2) by irradiation with light in the red spectral range. The potential energy barrier for the thermal relaxation of the metastable state to the ground state has an amount of E(A) = (0.27 +/- 0.03) eV. The decay follows the Arrhenius law and E(A) is independent of temperature.(More)
The structure of a crystal of Sr(0.61)Ba(0.39)Nb(2)O(6) has been solved and refined as an incommensurate structure in five-dimensional superspace. The structure is tetragonal, superspace group P4bm(pp1/2,p - p1/2), unit-cell parameters a = 12.4566 (9), c = 7.8698 (6) A, modulation vectors q(1) = 0.3075 (6) (a* + b*), q(2) = 0.3075 (6) (a* - b*). The data(More)
The structure of the photoluminescent compound hexaaquadichloridoneodymium(III) chloride has been redetermined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data at 100 K, with the aim of providing an accurate structural model for the bulk crystalline material. The crystal structure may be described as a network of [NdCl2(H2O)6](+) cations with distorted(More)