Multimodeling Approach to Ferromagnetic Spin-Wave Excitations in the High-Spin Cluster Mn18Sr Observed by Inelastic Neutron Scattering

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Nekuruh S, Nehrkorn J, Prsa K, Dreiser J, Ako AM, Anson CE, Unruh T, Powell AK, Waldmann O
Zeitschrift: Inorganic Chemistry
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
ISSN: 1520-510X


Abstract

The magnetism of the mixed-valence high-spin cluster [Mn18SrO8(N3)7Cl(MedhmpH)12(MeCN)6]Cl2 (1) exhibiting intramolecular ferromagnetic interactions was studied using inelastic neutron scattering (INS), and reliable values for the exchange coupling constants were determined based on the quality of simultaneous fits to the INS and magnetic data. The challenge of the huge size of the Hilbert space (3 375 000) and many exchange coupling constants (7 assuming a C3 symmetry) generally encountered in large spin clusters was resolved as follows: (a) The results of the restricted Hilbert space ferromagnetic cluster spin wave theory were compared to the experimental spectroscopic data. The observed INS transitions were thus assigned to spin wave excitations in a bounded ferromagnetic spin cluster and moreover could be visualized in a straightforward way based on this theory. (b) Simultaneously, Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) calculations of the temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility with the same parameter set were compared to the experimental data. Application of state-of-the-art QMC algorithms, as available in the open source ALPS package, in ferromagnetic clusters avoids the full Hamiltonian diagonalization without sacrificing calculation accuracy of the magnetic susceptibility down to the lowest temperatures, which was crucial for the successful analysis. The combined fits revealed two exchange-coupling models with equally good overall agreement to the data. Our preferred model was inspired by magnetostructural correlations and is consistent with them. The model involves three different exchange interactions, one describing the interaction between the core MnIII spins Ja = 14.3(1.0) K and two interactions linking the core and the peripheral MnII spins: Jb = 8.3(4) K and J6 = 3.6(4) K. The use of open-source QMC software and our systematic approach to fitting multiple sets of data obtained by different experimental techniques are described in detail and are generally applicable for understanding large ferromagnetically coupled clusters.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Unruh, Tobias Prof. Dr.
Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden)


Einrichtungen weiterer Autorinnen und Autoren

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


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APA:
Nekuruh, S., Nehrkorn, J., Prsa, K., Dreiser, J., Ako, A.M., Anson, C.E.,... Waldmann, O. (2019). Multimodeling Approach to Ferromagnetic Spin-Wave Excitations in the High-Spin Cluster Mn18Sr Observed by Inelastic Neutron Scattering. Inorganic Chemistry. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02134

MLA:
Nekuruh, Siyavash, et al. "Multimodeling Approach to Ferromagnetic Spin-Wave Excitations in the High-Spin Cluster Mn18Sr Observed by Inelastic Neutron Scattering." Inorganic Chemistry (2019).

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