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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

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:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
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)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1350950