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Charge-induced modulation of magnetic interactions in a [2 × 2] metal-organic grid complex


  • This article was presented at the Eighth European Workshop on Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics in Spetses, Greece, August 30 to September 4, 2003.


We investigate the magnetic state of a recently synthesized [2 × 2]-metal-organic grid complex as a function of its redox state. Our analysis of a phenomenological model for the relevant molecular orbitals reveals that additional electrons on the ligands can couple their spins via the bridging metal sites. We find that at certain stages of the reduction of the complex cation, a maximal total spin ground state of the complex (S = 3/2) can be stabilized by the Nagaoka mechanism. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Quantum Chem, 2006

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