A Nearly Ideal One-Dimensional S = 5/2 Antiferromagnet FeF3(4,4′-bpy) (4,4′-bpy =4,4′-bipyridyl) with Strong Intrachain Interactions

Hongcheng Lu, Takafumi Yamamoto, Wataru Yoshimune, Naoaki Hayashi, Yoji Kobayashi, Yoshitami Ajiro, Hiroshi Kageyama

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Abstract

An ideal one-dimensional (1D) magnet is expected to show exotic quantum phenomena. For compounds with larger S (S = 3/2, 2, 5/2, ...), however, a small interchain interaction J′ tends to drive a conventional long-range ordered (LRO) state. Here, a new layered structure of FeF3(4,4′-bpy) (4,4′-bpy = 4,4′-bipyridyl) with novel S = 5/2 (Fe3+) chains has been hydrothermally synthesized by using 4,4′-bpy to separate chains. The temperature-dependent susceptibility exhibits a broad maximum at high as 164 K, suggesting a fairly strong Fe-F-Fe intrachain interaction J. However, no anomaly associated with a LRO is seen in both magnetic susceptibility and specific heat even down to 2 K. This indicates an extremely small J′ with J′/J < 3.2 × 10-5, making this new material a nearly ideal 1D antiferromagnet. Mössbauer spectroscopy at 2.7 K reveals a critical slowing down of the 1D fluctuations toward a possible LRO at lower temperatures.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9804-9807
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume137
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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