Magnetic Tensor Anisotropy in a Low-Symmetry Copper(II) Chelate

  • Brian W. Moores
  • R. Linn Belford


Some anisotropic parameters of the spin Hamiltonian for copper doped into single crystals of orthorhombic bis-(N-methylsalicylaldiminato) nickel(II) are presented and discussed in terms of what can and what cannot be inferred from the directional properties of the g tensor and three hyperfine tensors. The most remarkable finding in this study is that the in-plane g anisotropy is unusually large, and the principal in-plane axes are oriented approximately along the metal—ligand bonds, unlike the optical absorption anisotropy and contrary to the previous findings for the g tensors of similar chelates.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian W. Moores
    • 1
  • R. Linn Belford
    • 1
  1. 1.Noyes Chemical Laboratory and Materials Research LaboratoryUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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