Substitution of an oxygen anion with a hydrogen anion induced the low dimensionalization of magnetic ordering in a transition metal oxide Sr2VO4. Upon increasing x up to ∼1 in Sr2VO4-xHx, the hydride ions were ordered linearly, and the magnetic susceptibility was simultaneously suppressed. It was found that this suppression was attributed to the formation of a quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnetic spin chain, maintaining that each of the vanadium cations is two-dimensionally bridged by hydride and oxide ions. Density functional theory calculations demonstrate that the quasi-one-dimensional property is caused by much enhanced anisotropic exchange couplings (J1/J2∼6) originating from the absence of π bonding between H1s and V3d orbitals. Utilizing a hydride ion that has an ionic radius similar to an oxygen anion and only one energetically available orbital of 1s is a different approach to realization of magnetic low dimensionalization in 3d early transition metal oxides.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Aug 11|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics