EPR study of the dynamic Jahn-Teller effect of Cu2+ in CdBa(HCOO)4·2H2O single crystals

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Kalkan H., Atalay S., Senel I.

Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences, vol.53, no.12, pp.945-950, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectra of Cu2+ doped into cadmium barium formate dihydrate single crystal were studied at 300 K. The powder spectrum of this material was studied at 300 to 133 K. The values of the g and A hyperfine tensors were found to be temperature dependent. The temperature dependence of the Cu2+ EPR spectrum is discussed in terms of the dynamic Jahn-Teller effect. The angular variation of the spectra indicates the substitution of the host Cd2+ with Cu2+. The spectra were fitted with a tetragonal spin-Hamiltonian, the parameters of which were determined at 300 K. The ground-state wave function of the copper complex has been constructed at 113 K and 300 K.