Abstracts 2004

Abstract of Publication No. 486

G. Chaboussant, R. Basler, A. Sieber, S. T. Ochsenbein and H.-U. Güdel
Neutron scattering studies of magnetic molecular spin clusters
Physica B 350, e51-e54 (2004)      Full Text (PDF)      DOI-Link     

Abstract: Molecular magnets are crystalline materials made up of interacting magnetic centres within each molecule. Each such "spin-cluster" is magnetically well isolated from its neighbours due to the surrounding ligands. The resulting magnetic properties are governed by exchange interactions between neighbouring spins and magneto-crystalline anisotropy. We present a brief overview of the salient features observed in three very different molecular magnets (Mn4, Ni12 and V15) where magnetic frustration plays a crucial role. It is demonstrated that Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS) is an excellent technique to elucidate complex behaviour associated with geometrically frustrated molecular magnets.

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