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Dimensionality selection in a molecule-based magnet.

Goddard, Paul A. and Manson, Jamie L. and Singleton, John and Franke, Isabel and Lancaster, Tom and Steele, Andrew J. and Blundell, Stephen J. and Baines, Christopher and Pratt, Francis L. and McDonald, Ross D. and Ayala-Valenzuela, Oscar E. and Corbey, Jordan F. and Southerland, Heather I. and Sengupta, Pinaki and Schlueter, John A. (2012) 'Dimensionality selection in a molecule-based magnet.', Physical review letters., 108 (7). 077208.


Gaining control of the building blocks of magnetic materials and thereby achieving particular characteristics will make possible the design and growth of bespoke magnetic devices. While progress in the synthesis of molecular materials, and especially coordination polymers, represents a significant step towards this goal, the ability to tune the magnetic interactions within a particular framework remains in its infancy. Here we demonstrate a chemical method which achieves dimensionality selection via preferential inhibition of the magnetic exchange in an S ¼ 1=2 antiferromagnet along one crystal direction, switching the system from being quasi-two- to quasi-one-dimensional while effectively maintaining the nearestneighbor coupling strength.

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Date deposited:24 January 2014
Date of first online publication:February 2012
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