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Weak Ferromagnetism and Dynamic Magnetic Behavior in a Single End-to-End Azide-Bridged Nickel(II) Chain


  • This work was supported by the Science Development Foundation of Hefei University of Technology (No. 030601F), the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (20125104), the NSFC Nos. 20221101, 20490210, 20301005, and the National Basic Research Program of China (2006CB601102). Supporting Information is available online at Wiley InterScience or from the author.


An isolated 1D NiIIchain containing single end-to-end azide bridges has been constructed (see figure). The non-centrosymmetric character of the three-atom single-bridge leads to a weak ferromagnetic behavior. Surprisingly, it shows a strong frequency dependence of AC susceptibility and magnetic hysteresis loops even at 10 K.

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