EPR analysis of spin susceptibility and line width in the hyperexpanded fulleride (CH3NH2)K3C60

Alexey Yu Ganin, Yasuhiro Takabayashi, Matej Pregelj, Andrej Zorko, Denis Arčon, Matthew J. Rosseinsky, Kosmas Prassides

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Abstract

The electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) technique is used to study the temperature evolution of the electronic and magnetic properties of the hyperexpanded fulleride (CH3NH2)K3C 60 in the temperature range 4-294 K. Unambiguous signatures for the development of large internal magnetic fields and a transition to an antiferromagnetic ground state below TN = 11 K are provided by the temperature dependence of the spin susceptibility, the EPR line width, and the position of the EPR line. The EPR results in the paramagnetic regime are indicative of an insulating electronic state, with localized S=1/2 moments on the C603- ions. The accompanying complex evolution of the spin susceptibility, EPR line width, and g-factor anisotropy furthermore reveals that effects of electronic origin (tlu orbital order-disorder transition, crossover from static to dynamic Jahn-Teller distortions) in the vicinity of the structural transformation are important for the understanding of the exchange interactions between the fulleride ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3177-3182
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume19
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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