System Composed of Three Types of Electronic Angular Momenta: A J-S-L Triad in a Photoexcited π-Radical Bis(phthalocyaninato)terbium Single-Molecule Magnet.

Author(s) Sakaguchi, Y.; Kizaki, K.; Fuyuhiro, A.; Fukuda, T.; Ishikawa, N.
Journal Inorg Chem
Date Published 2018 Nov 29
Abstract

Interactions of three different types of electronic angular momenta, namely, spin, orbital, and total angular momenta from different origins in a photoexcited neutral bis(phthalocyaninato)terbium single-molecule magnet (PcTb, where Pc denotes a phthalocyaninato anion) have been studied. We have conducted varied-temperature and varied-magnetic-field magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) measurements on the highest occupied molecular orbital-lowest unoccupied molecular orbital electronic transition in the ligand side of the neutral PcTb to reveal the quantum nature of the system composed of a π-radical with a spin angular momentum S, the 4f system with a total angular momentum J, and the cyclic π conjugate system with a photoinduced orbital angular momentum L. We have constructed a new theoretical model that gives a quantitative agreement to the temperature and magnetic field dependence of MCD. The theoretical analysis revealed that the system takes eight quantum states that can be expressed as | J S L ⟩ = |±±±⟩, where the three angular momenta are quantized along the fourfold symmetry axis. Thus, we have identified the existence of the magnetic interactions among the three angular momenta and quantitatively determined their magnitudes for the first time.

DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02743
ISSN 1520-510X
Citation Sakaguchi Y, Kizaki K, Fuyuhiro A, Fukuda T, Ishikawa N. System Composed of Three Types of Electronic Angular Momenta: A J-S-L Triad in a Photoexcited π-Radical Bis(phthalocyaninato)terbium Single-Molecule Magnet. Inorg Chem. 2018.

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