This article describes the electronic structure of the CoIII doped Br bridged NiIII complexes, [Ni1-xCo x(chxn)2Br]Br2 (x = 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, and 0.11) by using a optical spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), and electron spin resonance spectroscopy. In the optical reflectivity spectrum, the new band was formed at about 0.5 eV, which is reasonably recognized as the dz2 band of doped CoIII ions. In the STM images of [Ni1-xCox(chxn)2Br]Br2, the bright spots attributable to the tunnel current from the Fermi level of the STM tip to the conduction band of the sample were observed. In addition, some brighter spots were also observed. Because the number of the brighter spots is in good agreement with that of doped Co species, the brighter spots can be assigned to doped CoIII sites. These are reasonably explained by the tunnel current from the Fermi level of the tip to the dz2 band of Co III. The Curie spin concentration was gradually increased with increasing CoIII ions, which is explained by the scissions of the S = 1/2 1D antiferromagnetic chains.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry