Anisotropic exchange interactions in hetero-one-dimensional Ln3+-M3+ systems (Ln3+ = Er, Yb; M3+ = Cr, FeLS): Magnetometry and Dual Mode X-band Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopic studies

Vassilis Tangoulis*, Marta Estrader, Albert Figuerola, Joan Ribas, Carmen Diaz

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Abstract

A recently introduced experimental and theoretical procedure is presented in order to calculate the magnitude and anisotropy of interaction between a lanthanide and a 3d-metal ion. The general formula of the hetero-one-dimensional molecular compounds is trans-[M(CN)4(μ-CN)2Ln(H2O)4(bpy)]n·nH2O · 1.5nbpy (M = Fe3+, Cr3+; Ln = Er3+, Yb3+), where bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine, abbreviated as [LnM] from now on. The main parts of this procedure are: (a) the evaluation of the effective g-parameters of the lanthanide ion with the help of EPR measurements; (b) the use of dual-mode EPR spectroscopy to define the anisotropic exchange interactions with the help of an anisotropic Hamiltonian model; (c) use of the same magnetic model to fit magnetization and susceptibility data in order to verify the EPR findings. It was possible to define some trends concerning the exchange components of the [ErCr] chain according to which the antiferromagnetic isotropic exchange constant is smaller than 0.7(1) cm-1 and the anisotropic components are [Dexc, Eexc] = [-0.4(1), 0.0(1)] cm-1. Also for the case of [YbCr] and [YbFe] chains the antiferromagnetic isotropic exchange constant is smaller than 0.1(1) cm-1 and 0.25(1) cm-1, respectively while the anisotropic components are [Dexc, Eexc] = [-0.3(1), 0.0(1)] cm-1 and [Dexc, Eexc] = [-0.1(1), 0.0(1)] cm-1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-82
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics
Volume336
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 9 2007

Keywords

  • Anisotropic exchange interaction
  • Dual mode EPR
  • Lanthanides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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