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Title: Polar materials with isolated V 4+ S = 1/2 Triangles: NaSr 2V 3O 3(Ge 4O 13)Cl and KSr 2V 3O 3(Ge 4O 13)Cl

Abstract

Here, crystals of ASr 2V 3O 3(Ge 4O 13)Cl, A = Na, K, were synthesized from high-temperature hydrothermal brines, and their structure and magnetic properties were investigated. These materials present a unique combination of a salt inclusion lattice, a polar crystal structure, and isolated V 4+ ( S = 1/2) trimer magnetic clusters. The structures consist of a trimeric V 3O 13 unit based on V 4+ ( S = 1/2), having rigorous 3-fold symmetry with a short V–V separation of 3.325(3) Å. The trinuclear V 4+ units are formed by three edge shared VO 6 octahedra sharing a central μ3-oxygen atom, which also imparts a polar sense on the structure. The V 3O 13 units are isolated from one another by tetranuclear Ge 4O 13 units, which are similarly arranged in a polar fashion, providing a unique opportunity to study the magnetic behavior of this triangular d 1 system as a discrete unit. Magnetization measurements indicate spin-1/2 per V atom at high temperature, and spin-1/2 per V 3 trimer at low temperature, where two V moments in each triangle are antiferromagnetically aligned and the third remains paramagnetic. The crossover between these two behaviors occurs between 20 and 100 Kmore » and is well-described by a model incorporating strong antiferromagnetic intra-trimer interactions and weak but nonzero inter-trimer interactions. More broadly, the study highlights the ability to obtain new materials with interesting structure–property relationships via chemistry involving unconventional solvents and reaction conditions.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1350950
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemistry of Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0897-4756
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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Sanjeewa, Liurukara D., McGuire, Michael A., McMillen, Colin D., Garlea, Vasile O., and Kolis, Joseph W.. Polar materials with isolated V4+ S = 1/2 Triangles: NaSr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl and KSr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b05320.
Sanjeewa, Liurukara D., McGuire, Michael A., McMillen, Colin D., Garlea, Vasile O., & Kolis, Joseph W.. Polar materials with isolated V4+ S = 1/2 Triangles: NaSr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl and KSr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b05320.
Sanjeewa, Liurukara D., McGuire, Michael A., McMillen, Colin D., Garlea, Vasile O., and Kolis, Joseph W.. Tue . "Polar materials with isolated V4+ S = 1/2 Triangles: NaSr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl and KSr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b05320. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1350950.
@article{osti_1350950,
title = {Polar materials with isolated V4+ S = 1/2 Triangles: NaSr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl and KSr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl},
author = {Sanjeewa, Liurukara D. and McGuire, Michael A. and McMillen, Colin D. and Garlea, Vasile O. and Kolis, Joseph W.},
abstractNote = {Here, crystals of ASr2V3O3(Ge4O13)Cl, A = Na, K, were synthesized from high-temperature hydrothermal brines, and their structure and magnetic properties were investigated. These materials present a unique combination of a salt inclusion lattice, a polar crystal structure, and isolated V4+ (S = 1/2) trimer magnetic clusters. The structures consist of a trimeric V3O13 unit based on V4+ (S = 1/2), having rigorous 3-fold symmetry with a short V–V separation of 3.325(3) Å. The trinuclear V4+ units are formed by three edge shared VO6 octahedra sharing a central μ3-oxygen atom, which also imparts a polar sense on the structure. The V3O13 units are isolated from one another by tetranuclear Ge4O13 units, which are similarly arranged in a polar fashion, providing a unique opportunity to study the magnetic behavior of this triangular d1 system as a discrete unit. Magnetization measurements indicate spin-1/2 per V atom at high temperature, and spin-1/2 per V3 trimer at low temperature, where two V moments in each triangle are antiferromagnetically aligned and the third remains paramagnetic. The crossover between these two behaviors occurs between 20 and 100 K and is well-described by a model incorporating strong antiferromagnetic intra-trimer interactions and weak but nonzero inter-trimer interactions. More broadly, the study highlights the ability to obtain new materials with interesting structure–property relationships via chemistry involving unconventional solvents and reaction conditions.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b05320},
journal = {Chemistry of Materials},
number = 3,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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