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Volume 48, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


Piezochromic phenomena are explained by pressure perturbation to the HOMO and/or LUMO energy levels of the related electronic transition. The piezochromism of solid inorganic and organic materials has been investigated by examination of the phase transition phenomena. Specific electronic properties of the solids, acquired by tuning the external pressure, may be used as electronic devices and as pressure sensors. The effects of pressure perturbations on the absorption and emission spectra exhibited by solid palladium complexes are reviewed here. Related phenomena exhibited by platinum complexes and other metal complexes are included for comparison.


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