Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-17-2012

Abstract

Gaining control of the building blocks of magnetic materials and thereby achieving particular characteristics will make possible the design and growth of bespoke magnetic devices. While progress in the synthesis of molecular materials, and especially coordination polymers, represents a significant step towards this goal, the ability to tune the magnetic interactions within a particular framework remains in its infancy. Here we demonstrate a chemical method which achieves dimensionality selection via preferential inhibition of the magnetic exchange in an S = 1/2 antiferromagnet along one crystal direction, switching the system from being quasi-two-to quasi-one-dimensional while effectively maintaining the nearest-neighbor coupling strength.

Original Publication Title

Physical Review Letters

Volume

108

Issue

7

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