Magnetic order in quasi-two-dimensional molecular magnets investigated with muon-spin relaxation

  title={Magnetic order in quasi-two-dimensional molecular magnets investigated with muon-spin relaxation},
  author={Andrew J. Steele and Tom Lancaster and Stephen J Blundell and Peter J. Baker and Francis L Pratt and Christopher Baines and Marianne M. Conner and Heather I. Southerland and Jamie L Manson and John A. Schlueter},
  journal={Physical Review B},
We present the results of a muon-spin relaxation ({mu}+SR) investigation into magnetic ordering in several families of layered quasi-two-dimensional molecular antiferromagnets based on transition-metal ions such as S = 1/2 Cu{sup 2+} bridged with organic ligands such as pyrazine. In many of these materials magnetic ordering is difficult to detect with conventional magnetic probes. In contrast, {mu}{sup +}SR allows us to identify ordering temperatures and study the critical behavior close to TN… Expand
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