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A magnetic study of a layered lanthanide hydroxide family: Ln8(OH)20Cl4·nH2O (Ln = Tb, Ho, Er)

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Three layered lanthanide hydroxides (LLHs), with the general formula Ln8(OH)20Cl4·nH2O (Ln = Tb (1), Ho (2), Er (3)), were prepared and magnetically characterized both as pure compounds and diluted within a yttrium diamagnetic matrix, LYH : xLn, LYH : 0.044Tb (1′), LYH : 0.045Ho (2′), and LYH : 0.065Er (3′). This study was complemented with theoretical calculations in order to understand the electronic configuration and the contributions to the slow relaxation behavior. In the pure compounds dominant 3D ferromagnetic interactions are observed, with a small magnetization hysteresis at 1.8 K for 1, while the magnetically diluted solid solutions display slow relaxation of magnetization at low temperatures.

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The article was received on 11 Sep 2018, accepted on 22 Oct 2018 and first published on 22 Oct 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03672A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article
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    A magnetic study of a layered lanthanide hydroxide family: Ln8(OH)20Cl4·nH2O (Ln = Tb, Ho, Er)

    J. T. Coutinho, C. C. L. Pereira, J. Marçalo, J. J. Baldoví, M. Almeida, B. Monteiro and L. C. J. Pereira, Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03672A

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