Anisotropic nuclear inelastic scattering of an iron(II) molecular crystal

H. Paulsen*, R. Benda, C. Herta, V. Schünemann, A. I. Chumakov, L. Duelund, H. Winkler, H. Toftlund, A. X. Trautwein

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Nuclear inelastic scattering (NIS) measurements were carried out to account for the angular dependence of the vibrational modes of a molecular crystal. For this purpose, the iron(II) spin-crossover complex [Fe(tptMetame)](ClO4)2 (tptMetame=1,1,1-tris{[N-(2-pyridylmethyl)]-N- methylamino]methyl}ethane) was selected. As a result, it was possible to identify for the first time individual anisotropic normal modes of vibration of a molecular crystal.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1351-1354
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 12.02.2001


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