Films of Mn-12-acetate deposited by low-energy laser ablation Academic Article uri icon


  • Thin films of the molecular magnet Mn12-acetate, [Mn 12O12(CH3COO)16(H2O) 4]t;2CH3COOH4H2O, have been prepared using a laser ablation technique with a nitrogen laser at low laser energies of 0.8 and 2 mJ. Chemical and magnetic characterizations show that the Mn12-acetate cores remain intact and the films show similar magnetic properties to those of the parent molecular starting material. In addition, the magnetic data exhibit a peak in the magnetization at 27 K indicating the creation of an additional magnetic phase not noted in previous studies of crystalline phases. 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Means, J., Meenakshi, V., Srivastava, R., Teizer, W., Kolomenskii, A., Schuessler, H. A., Zhao, H., & Dunbar, K. R.

complete list of authors

  • Means, J||Meenakshi, V||Srivastava, RVA||Teizer, W||Kolomenskii, A||Schuessler, HA||Zhao, H||Dunbar, KR

publication date

  • January 1, 2004 11:11 AM