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Magnetic ordering and spin excitations in Mn(dca)2(pyz) [dca = N (CN)2-, pyz = pyrazine]

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We have studied the T- and H-dependent magnetism in Mn(dca)2(pyz) [dca = N(CN)2-, pyz = pyrazine] using neutron-scattering methods. The crystal structure can be viewed as a molecular analog of ReO3, where 1D Mn-pyz-Mn chains connect 2D Mn(dca)2 square sheets to form a 3D network. In zero field, the Mn2+ moments order antiferromagnetically below 2.53(2) K along the ac diagonal with a magnitude of 4.15(6)μB at 1.35 K. The field-dependent response of the [111] magnetic reflection is consistent with spin-flop and induced ferromagnetic phase transitions as previously observed in magnetization measurements. Diffuse-scattering studies indicated no evidence for low-dimensional spin correlations. Using quasielastic neutron scattering, a low-energy spin-wave excitation was observed at ∼0.23 meV, which is ∼1/6 the momentum transfer observed in Mn(dca)2 owing to a reduced number of magnetic nearest neighbors.

TidsskriftApplied Physics A
Udgave nummerSUPPL.I
Sider (fra-til)722-724
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2002
Eksternt udgivetJa

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