Determination of exchange energies in the sawtooth spin ring (Mo 75V 20) by ESR

Yugo Oshima, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Jürgen Schnack, Paul Kögerler, Marshall Luban

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The magnetism of the polyoxometalate cluster (Mo 75V 20), containing a sawtooth ring of 10 corner-sharing triangles located on the equator of the barrel-shaped molecule, has remained debatable since it is masked by contributions from impurities as well as temperature-independent paramagnetism. In this paper, we demonstrate the usefulness of electron spin resonance (ESR) measurements, since the temperature dependence of the ESR intensity can discriminate between impurity and molecular contributions. We determine the exchange parameters and therefore also the low-lying spectrum of (Mo 75V 20), especially the low-lying singlet states which so far have been probed solely by specific-heat measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024413
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 12


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