Thermodynamic Interpretation of Pressure-Induced Spin Transitions in Thiosemicarbazonates of Iron(III)
A. Krupska
Institute of Molecular Physics, PAS, M. Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, Poland
Received: October 1, 2012; Revised version: April 24, 2013; In final form: May 16, 2013
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The thermodynamic interpretation of the spin transition in iron(II) complexes taking into consideration cooperative domains is given in the literature. We use a similar interpretation for thiosemicarbazonates of aromatic aldehydes of iron(III) compounds. We extend the spin transition interpretation to pressure-induced spin transitions. The relationship between a domain size n and the interaction between a high spin and a low spin states Γp given by Gütlich et al. allows us to deduce a modified equation of the spin transition pressure pc (at the temperature T=Tc). On the basis of this equation, the content of the fraction of the high spin state γ and of the fraction of the low-spin state, 1-γ, as a function of pressure can be theoretically estimated. The derived equation enables us to predict the width of hysteresis which refers to the high spin and low spin states formed under the high pressure as a result of the spin transition.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.124.626
PACS numbers: 05.70.-a, 82.60.-s