CMST COST Action CM1305 – “Explicit Control Over Spin-states in Technology and Biochemistry (ECOSTBio)” – Lisbon
Between March 30th and 31st, 2017, Mr. Salvio Suárez attended to the scientific workshop COST Action CM1305 “Explicit Control Over Spin-states in Technology and Biochemistry (ECOSTBio)”, at Carcavelos, in Lisbon, Portugal. This workshop was organized as part of the CMST COST Action series of workshops.
In this ECOSTBio Action, the goal was create a network of both experimental and theoretician research groups that will tackle a diversity of chemical problems where spin is an important factor. This will be achieved by the joint creation of a SPINSTATE database of systems with known spin states and spin-related properties. This freely accessible database will be of great benefit for the scientific community at large, and will lead to scientific and technological advances. Based on it we will exert explicit control of spin states of transition-metal compounds through rational design of ligand coordination. The interactions of theorists and experimentalists will create a synergy, helping theoreticians to validate their models and experimentalists to improve the performances of novel materials with desired properties.
In this occasion, Mr. Salvio Suárez gave an oral presentation entitled: Spin Crossover in an Exfoliated 2D Coordination Polymer, sharing some results of his research on polymer exhibiting spin crossover (SCO).
He reported a synthesis of novel 2D-coordiantion polymer crystals exhibiting SCO with hysteresis by delamination, following a top down technique. The application of ultrasounds solvent-assisted method allow the formation of molecular layers a few nanometres thin that retain the chemical integrity of the original bulk crystals. Finally, the variable temperature behaviour of the flakes has been studied by magnetization confirming that the flakes retain the SCO behaviour of the original bulk material. This pioneering result can open the door to a completely novel family of graphene-like spin transition nanostructures of relevance in different application areas, from molecular spintronic to sensors.