Magnetic properties of CoII, CoIII and CoII−III coordinated to a carbosilazane-based polymer

Y. A. Hamam*, H. M. El-Ghanem, I. M. Arafa, Kh A. Ziq, M. R. Said

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Magnetization measurements have been performed on CoII, CoIII and CoII−III incorporated into carbosilazane-based polymeric matrix (PEDCSZ, -[(CH3)2SiNHCH2CH2NH]n-). The local field effect has been evaluated using simple approach similar to the Weiss molecular field model in the paramagnetic state. In this approach, the exchange interaction is represented by the average molecular field constant γ. The calculated γ values are 327, 100 and 223 Oe-g/emu and the corresponding average molecular fields are: 2.7, 0.70 and 2.0 kOe for CoII, CoIII and CoII−III, respectively. The corresponding molecular field values are about four orders of magnitude lower than that in elemental Co metal. The magnetic measurements support the notion that coordination of this polycarbosilazane matrix with different valences of Co ions has pronounced effects on the exchange interaction and on the general magnetic properties of the system. The results also indicate that the strongest exchange effects are in the CoII case, and that the magnetic properties in the mixed valance CoII- III case do not follow the simple “Additive Rule”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-34
Number of pages12
JournalJordan Journal of Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

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  • Antiferimagnetism
  • Coordination
  • Exchange Interaction
  • Magnetic Moments
  • Magnetization
  • Molecular Field
  • Paramagnetism
  • Polycarbosilazane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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