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Title: Neutron diffraction study of the magnetic structures of manganese succinate Mn(C4H4O4): a complex inorganic-organic framework.
Authors: Saines, PJ
Hester, JR
Cheetham, AK
Keywords: Neutron Diffraction
Cations
Magnetism
Layers
Phase Transformations
Antiferromagnetic Materials
Issue Date: 25-Oct-2010
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Saines, P. J., Hester, J. R., & Cheetham, A. K. (2010). Neutron diffraction study of the magnetic structures of manganese succinate Mn(C4H4O4): a complex inorganic-organic framework. Physical Review B, 82(14), 144435.
Abstract: The antiferromagnetic structures of the Mn succinate framework, Mn(C4H4O4), have been determined using neutron diffraction. The structure comprises alternating layers containing chains of edge-sharing Mn(II)O6 octahedra and sheets of corner-sharing Mn(II)O6 octahedra, respectively, with a layer separation of ∼7.5 Å. At 10 K the edge-sharing MnO6 octahedral chains order antiferromagnetically into a collinear sinusoidal spin structure with a propagation vector k2=(0,−0.5225,0), in which individual edge-sharing MnO6 chains are ferromagnetically ordered. The sheets of corner-sharing MnO6 octahedra order magnetically at 6 K, adopting the antiferromagnetic structure expected for a square arrangement of cations with a propagation vector k8=(−1,0,1). The ordering of these sheets at a lower temperature than the chains is consistent with their longer nearest-neighbor superexchange pathway. The magnetic structure of the edge-sharing layers is unaffected by the 6 K phase transition, indicating that the orderings of the two different layers are essentially independent of each other. © 2010, American Physical Society
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.144435
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/2859
ISSN: 1098-0121
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