Magnetic characterization of the frustrated three-leg ladder compound [(CuCl2tachH)3CI]Cl2

Jürgen Schnack, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Paul Kögerler, Geoffrey J.T. Cooper, Leroy Cronin

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We report the magnetic features of a one-dimensional stack of antiferromagnetically coupled equilateral copper(II) triangles. High-field magnetization measurements show that the interaction between the copper triangles is of the same order of magnitude as the intratriangle exchange although only coupled via hydrogen bonds. The infinite chain turns out to be an interesting example of a frustrated cylindrical three-leg ladder with competing intra- and inter-triangle interactions. We demonstrate that the ground state is a spin singlet which is gaped from the triplet excitation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number174420
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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