Theoretical study on the spin states and intra-cluster spin relaxation of the one-dimensional metal-benzene sandwich clusters: M2(C6H6)3 (M = Sc, Ti, V)

Ayami Goto, Satoshi Yabushita

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According to recent Stern-Gerlach measurements of the one-dimensional sandwich clusters, M2(C6H6)3 (M = Sc, Ti, V), the magnitudes of their magnetic moments are known to be reduced effectively from their spin-only values by a factor of 1/4 for M = Sc and Ti, and 3/5 for V. To clarify the origin of this reduction, the spin state of each cluster has been analyzed and the axial zero-field splitting parameters D have been evaluated by the second-order perturbation of spin-orbit interactions. The magnitude of D for the V2(C6H6)3 cluster is less than 10% of those for the Sc and Ti analogs, which is in accord with the experimental findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-386
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar 20


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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