Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2005 APS March Meeting
Monday–Friday, March 21–25, 2005; Los Angeles, CA
Session R1: Poster Session III
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
LACC Room: Exhibit Hall 1:00-4:00pm
Abstract ID: BAPS.2005.MAR.R1.114
Abstract: R1.00114 : A Dilute Three-Dimensional XY Ferromagnet
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(College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795)
Iron(III) bis(diselenocarbamate) chloride is a pentacoordinate molecular ferromagnet ordering near 3.4 K. The unusual site symmetry yields a spin 3/2 ground state. A rather substantial zero-field splitting occurs, with D positive, leading to XY like magnetic properties at low temperature. Significant exchange interactions occur between molecules via Fe-Se...Se-Fe contacts, without substantial spatial anisotropy. It is of interest to examine the effects of diamagnetic dilution on such a system. We have succeeded in dissolving modest amounts of diamagnetic Zn(II) bis(dithiocarbamate) into the Fe(III) system lattice. Analysis of susceptibility and magnetization data reveals a sizable reduction of the magnetic ordering temperature of the pure material on dilution. Comparisons are possible with previous work in which dilution of the approximate 3D-Ising system Fe(III) bis(dithiocarbamate) chloride was studied. *Supported by NSF-Solid State Chemistry-Grant No. DMR-0085662 and by a grant from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society.
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