Direct observation of structural dynamics upon photo-excitation in a spin crossover crystal with femtosecond electron diffraction
1 Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22607, Hamburg, Germany
2 Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H6, Canada
3 Institute of Chemistry, University Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
4 Institute de Physique de Rennes, UMR 6251 UR1-CNRS, Bat 11A Campus de Beaulieu, University Rennes 1, Rennes, France
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Published online: 16 April 2019
Photoinduced spin transitions are studied by femtosecond electron diffraction to understand ultrafast structural dynamics associated with intersystem crossing. The results indicate the structural reorganization occurs within 2.3 ps, as the metal-ligand bond distribution narrows during intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution.
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