Reversible photoinduced magnetization

O. Sato, Y. Einaga, Yasuaki Einaga, A. Fujishima, K. Hashimoto

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Reversible photoinduced magnetization was observed in a cobalt iron cyanide thin film. Magnetic properties of the prussian blue analog, K0.4Co1.3[Fe(CN)6] ·5H2O, can be switched between ferrimagnetic and paramagnetic by visible and near-IR light illumination.The critical temperature after illumination was about 26 K. This material, obtained via an electrochemical route in the form of thin films on an electrode, provides a new system whose magnetic properties can be controlled by both photochemical and electrochemical redox reactions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Sato, O., Einaga, Y., Einaga, Y., Fujishima, A., & Hashimoto, K. (1997). Reversible photoinduced magnetization. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 144(1).