Thermal hysteresis in spin-crossover compounds studied within the mechanoelastic model and its potential application to nanoparticles

  title={Thermal hysteresis in spin-crossover compounds studied within the mechanoelastic model and its potential application to nanoparticles},
  author={Laurenţiu Stoleriu and Pradip Chakraborty and Andreas W. Hauser and Alexandru Stancu and Cristian Enachescu},
  journal={Physical Review B},
The recently developedmechanoelastic model is applied to characterize the thermal transition in spin-crossover complexes, with special attention given to the case of spin-crossover nanoparticles. In a two-dimensional system, hexagonal-shaped samples with open boundary conditions are composed of individual molecules that are linked by springs and can switch between two states, namely, the high-spin (HS) and the low-spin (LS) states. The switching of an individual molecule during the spin… 

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