Self-assembled Co3(BO3)2/surfactant nanostructured multilayers

X. X. Zhang*, Gang Gu, Houjin Huang, Shihe Yang, Yuwei Du

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Co3(BO3)2/surfactant composites have been prepared by the controlled precipitation of aqueous cobalt cations together with surfactant. The composite shows a layered structure as determined by x-ray diffraction, in which the Co3(BO3)2 layers of about 6 Å in thickness are in alternation with surfactant bilayers. The temperature-dependent magnetization measured in the zero-field-cooled (ZFC) and field-cooled (FC) processes and the AC-magnetic susceptibility measured at different frequencies indicate that there is a freezing temperature at low temperature (<6 K) and the temperature is weakly frequency dependent. A clear difference between thermal remanent magnetization (TRM) and isothermal remanent magnetization (IRM) was observed at 2 K. All the experimental observations suggest that the multilayers are spinglass in nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3913-3921
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 7 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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