Magnetic anisotropy is the key element in the construction of single-ion magnets, a kind of nanomagnets for high-density information storage. This works describes an unusual large easy-plane magnetic anisotropy (with a zero-field splitting parameter D of +40.2 cm−1), mainly arising from the second-order spin-orbit coupling effect in a trigonal-planar CoII complex [Li(THF)4][Co(NPh2)3], revealed by combined studies of magnetism, high frequency/field electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, and ab initio calculations. Meanwhile, the field-induced slow magnetic relaxation in this complex was mainly attributed to the Raman process.
- ab initio calculations
- easy-plane magnetic anisotropy
- high frequency electron paramagnetic resonance
- slow magnetic relaxation
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