Chemistry Journal of Moldova

INELASTIC NEUTRON SCATTERING, EPR AND SPIN CHIRALITY IN SPIN-FRUSTRATED V3 and Cu3 NANOMAGNETS WITH DZIALOSHINSKY-MORIYA EXCHANGE

Author(s):

Moisey I. Belinsky


Field: Physical chemistry and chemical physics
Type: Research paper
Issue: 2009 Volume 4, no.1
Pages: 103-110
Keywords:

inelastic neutron scattering, EPR transitions, V3 and Cu3 nanomagnets.


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DOI:
dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2009.04(1).04

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 The inelastic neutron scattering (INS) and EPR transitions are considered for the spin-frustrated V3 and Cu3 nanomagnets. It is shown that the DM exchange and distortions determine the Q-dependence and redistribution of the intensities of the intra- and inter-doublet INS transitions in the 2(S=1/2) states as well as the intensities of the EPR transitions. The peculiarities of the INS and EPR spectra of the V3 ring of V15 quantum molecular magnet and EPR spectra of the V3 and Cu3 nanomagnets are described by the isosceles Heisenberg model with the DM exchange. Spin chirality and spin structure of the Cu3 and V3 nanomagnets with the Dzialoshinsky-Moriya (DM) exchange interaction are analysed in the vector and scalar spin chirality models. The vector chirality model describes the field, orientation and deformation dependence of the spin chirality κn. The spin chirality is formed by the DM interaction and depends on the sign of the DM parameter Gz. The DM exchange and distortions determine the degree of chirality κn<1 in the isosceles clusters.

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