Semiconductor Physics, Quantum Electronics & Optoelectronics, 21 (3), P. 238-248 (2018).

Inversion of spin levels in exchange-coupled pairs under combined time reversal
I.I. Geru

Laboratory of Quantum Chemistry, Catalysis and Physical Research Methods Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Str. Academiei, 3, MD-2028 Chişinău, Moldova E-mail:

Abstract. The method for transforming antiferromagnetic exchange interaction into the ferromagnetic one has been proposed for binuclear coordination compounds, which contain dimers consisting of iron or rare earth ions with arbitrary spins and having identical electronic configurations. The method is based on the time-reversal symmetry violation at isomorphic substitution of one of dimer’s ions by a “time-reversed” ion, when the spin projection operators of only one of dimer’s ions are reversed. Restoration of broken symmetry accompanied by its transformation into combined time-reversal symmetry is caused by sign reversing of exchange interaction constant J at isomorphic substitution. Experimental data confirm the proposed way of inverting the sign of J. The method for controlled synthesis of binuclear coordination compounds using specific isomorphic substitutions with “time-reversed” ions allows extending the class of coordination compounds characterized by ferromagnetic exchange interaction.

Keywords: binuclear complex, dimer, exchange interaction, time-reversal symmetry, isomorphic substitution, inversion of spin levels.

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