Magnetic anisotropy in an oxo-centered {Mn3O}-type spin triangle

Z. H. Jang, K. H. Han, B. J. Suh, D. Ii, D. Y. Jung, K. Y. Choi, H. Nojiri

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We report the results of experimental and theoretical studies on the magnetic properties of one of the trinuclear oxo-centered Mn complexes, Mn 3O-(1) (Compound 1 in Ref. [1]), where three identical Mn 3+(S = 2) ions form a nearly equilateral triangle. The magnetic susceptibility χ measured using a SQUID magnetometer from room temperature down to 1.8 K shows a typical behavior for an antiferromagnetic (AFM) spin ring with a ground spin state ST = 0, whereby χT decreases gradually as temperature decreases. A stepwise magnetization with very broad steps centered at H ≈ 13 T and H ≥ 32 T is observed in a pulsed-field magnet experiment up to 33 T at T = 1.7 K. From a numerical calculation using a model Hamiltonian, we find that the magnetic properties of the subject compound are well characterized by isosceles-type AFM exchange constants, J ≡ J12 = J13 = -31.7 K and J′ ≡ J23 = -35.9 K, and by a single ion anisotropy, D = 11.1 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-469
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb


  • Heisenberg spin triangle
  • High-field pulsed magnet
  • Level crossing
  • Single ion anisotropy
  • Single molecular magnet

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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