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Title: Crystal and Magnetic Structures in Layered, Transition Metal Dihalides and Trihalides

Abstract

Materials composed of two dimensional layers bonded to one another through weak van der Waals interactions often exhibit strongly anisotropic behaviors and can be cleaved into very thin specimens and sometimes into monolayer crystals. Interest in such materials is driven by the study of low dimensional physics and the design of functional heterostructures. Binary compounds with the compositions MX 2 and MX 3 where M is a metal cation and X is a halogen anion often form such structures. Magnetism can be incorporated by choosing a transition metal with a partially filled d-shell for M, enabling ferroic responses for enhanced functionality. Here we give a brief overview of binary transition metal dihalides and trihalides, summarizing their crystallographic properties and long-range-ordered magnetic structures, focusing on those materials with layered crystal structures and partially filled d-shells required for combining low dimensionality and cleavability with magnetism.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1356933
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Crystals
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2073-4352
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; layered materials; van der Waals; monolayer; transition metal compounds; halides; crystal structure; magnetism; magnetic structure

Citation Formats

McGuire, Michael A. Crystal and Magnetic Structures in Layered, Transition Metal Dihalides and Trihalides. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3390/cryst7050121.
McGuire, Michael A. Crystal and Magnetic Structures in Layered, Transition Metal Dihalides and Trihalides. United States. doi:10.3390/cryst7050121.
McGuire, Michael A. Thu . "Crystal and Magnetic Structures in Layered, Transition Metal Dihalides and Trihalides". United States. doi:10.3390/cryst7050121. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1356933.
@article{osti_1356933,
title = {Crystal and Magnetic Structures in Layered, Transition Metal Dihalides and Trihalides},
author = {McGuire, Michael A.},
abstractNote = {Materials composed of two dimensional layers bonded to one another through weak van der Waals interactions often exhibit strongly anisotropic behaviors and can be cleaved into very thin specimens and sometimes into monolayer crystals. Interest in such materials is driven by the study of low dimensional physics and the design of functional heterostructures. Binary compounds with the compositions MX2 and MX3 where M is a metal cation and X is a halogen anion often form such structures. Magnetism can be incorporated by choosing a transition metal with a partially filled d-shell for M, enabling ferroic responses for enhanced functionality. Here we give a brief overview of binary transition metal dihalides and trihalides, summarizing their crystallographic properties and long-range-ordered magnetic structures, focusing on those materials with layered crystal structures and partially filled d-shells required for combining low dimensionality and cleavability with magnetism.},
doi = {10.3390/cryst7050121},
journal = {Crystals},
number = 5,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Apr 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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