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X-ray magnetic circular dichroism—A versatile tool to study magnetism

DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2014.03.018 DOI Help

Authors: Gerrit Van Der Laan (Diamond Light Source) , Adriana Figueroa-garcia (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Coordination Chemistry Reviews , VOL 277-278 , PAGES 95 - 129

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2014

Abstract: An overview of different chemical complexes studied by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) is presented. We intend to show to the chemistry community the possibilities of this technique for the characterization of magnetically interesting systems. The versatility of XMCD is demonstrated using awide variety of representative examples, such as spinels, bionanomagnets, functionalized nanoparticles,metal nanoparticles, (single) molecular magnets, butterfly molecules, photomagnetism, actinide materials, dilute magnetic semiconductors, and exchange spring magnets. The emerging technique of XMCD is shown to be of invaluable use in the design of magnetic particles and materials, and in the investigation of the remarkable diversity of systems that can be obtained and systematically tuned.

Journal Keywords: X-ray absorption spectroscopy; X-ray magnetic dichroism; Single molecule magnets; Magnetic nanoparticles

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials, Physics


Instruments: I06-Nanoscience , I10-Beamline for Advanced Dichroism

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