Bistability and its metastable structure are a principal origin of variety in nature. Spin transition and related materials are a platform of such phenomena, and particularly their well-controlled switchable property has provided seminal applications in information storage, colorimetric sensing, ultra-fast photo-switching, nanoswitches, molecular-spintronics, mechanical-actuation, and more. The aim of this Special Topic is to provide an overview on recent progress of this interesting field and look for further developments. Accepted contributions may include the latest experimental techniques, theoretical and experimental studies of all aspects of spin-crossover materials, such as equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of macroscopic, nanoparticle and nanostructured systems, and also their applications.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Equilibrium Properties of Cooperative Spin-Crossover Materials
- Nonequilibrium and Dynamics of Spin-Crossover Materials
- Chemical Structures of Multifunctional Spin-Crossover Materials
- Theories on Various Aspects of Switching
- Applications of Spin-Crossover Materials
Kamel Boukheddaden, University Paris-Saclay and Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Seiji Miyashita, University of Tokyo
Smail Triki, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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