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Title: Soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism on a paramagnetic two-iron system

Abstract

The sign of the x-ray magnetic circular dichroism signal has in general been used to determine the magnetic coupling between ions with different oxidation states or different elements. We have investigated the coupling between two distorted-tetrahedral-coordinated irons with two different oxidation states in a dinuclear cluster. The two iron atoms are antiferromagnetically coupled and because of a strong chemical shift between the two oxidation states one would expect to see an up-down effect in the magnetic circular dichroism signal at the iron {ital L}{sub 3} edge. We observe an only positive effect, which is inconsistent with a strong antiferromagnetic coupling. We can explain the results by taking the individual zero-field splittings of both iron atoms into account. This study uses magnetic circular dichroism in the soft-x-ray range to study the magnetic coupling between transition-metal sites in paramagnetic clusters, and although still limited by low count rates it shows the potential and subtleties of this technique. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ;  [3]
  1. Energy and Environment Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, 94720 (United States)
  2. Department of Applied Science, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)
  3. Department of Biochemistry and Center for Metalloenzyme Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
278700
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review, B: Condensed Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: Feb 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; IRON; MAGNETIC CIRCULAR DICHROISM; ADSORPTION; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; PARAMAGNETISM; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

van Elp, J, Peng, G, Zhou, Z H, Mukund, S, and Adams, M W. Soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism on a paramagnetic two-iron system. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.53.2523.
van Elp, J, Peng, G, Zhou, Z H, Mukund, S, & Adams, M W. Soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism on a paramagnetic two-iron system. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.53.2523.
van Elp, J, Peng, G, Zhou, Z H, Mukund, S, and Adams, M W. Thu . "Soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism on a paramagnetic two-iron system". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.53.2523.
@article{osti_278700,
title = {Soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism on a paramagnetic two-iron system},
author = {van Elp, J and Peng, G and Zhou, Z H and Mukund, S and Adams, M W},
abstractNote = {The sign of the x-ray magnetic circular dichroism signal has in general been used to determine the magnetic coupling between ions with different oxidation states or different elements. We have investigated the coupling between two distorted-tetrahedral-coordinated irons with two different oxidation states in a dinuclear cluster. The two iron atoms are antiferromagnetically coupled and because of a strong chemical shift between the two oxidation states one would expect to see an up-down effect in the magnetic circular dichroism signal at the iron {ital L}{sub 3} edge. We observe an only positive effect, which is inconsistent with a strong antiferromagnetic coupling. We can explain the results by taking the individual zero-field splittings of both iron atoms into account. This study uses magnetic circular dichroism in the soft-x-ray range to study the magnetic coupling between transition-metal sites in paramagnetic clusters, and although still limited by low count rates it shows the potential and subtleties of this technique. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.53.2523},
journal = {Physical Review, B: Condensed Matter},
number = 5,
volume = 53,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {2}
}