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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2013, Article ID 136178, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/136178
Research Article

Optical Waveguiding Organic Nanorods Coated with Reversibly Switchable Fe(II) Spin Transition Nanoparticles

Functional Molecular Nano/Micro Scale Laboratory, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Received 12 July 2013; Accepted 11 September 2013

Academic Editors: K. Kalantar-Zadeh, M. Lavorgna, and M. Romero Pérez

Copyright © 2013 Supratim Basak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A dual functional nanohybrid object combining photonic and magnetic properties was successfully prepared through a “bottom-up” self-assembly approach. In this method, spin transition Fe(II) coordination nanoparticles and optical wave guiding organic nanorods were generated in situ and successfully integrated together in a single pot through self-assembly. The Fe(II) nanoparticles coated on organic nanorods (nanohybrids) display temperature dependent reversible spin transition (Paramagnetic; diamagnetic; ) behavior. The nano-hybrids show efficient optical wave guiding behavior, which demonstrates the future possibility to perform light induced excited spin state trapping (LIESST) experiments on a single spin transition nanoparticle level. These photonic and magnetic “nanohybrids” offer promising option to externally manipulate spin state of the spin transition nanoparticles using temperature as well as remote laser light.