Herein, we report a novel Tb(III) single chain magnet with the chemical formulae [Tb(μ
by using 4-nitrobenzoic acid (Hnb) and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) as ligand system. The single-crystal X-ray diffraction reveals that 4-nitrobenzoic acid acts as a monodentate ligand, water and hydroxyl ions are the bridging ligand and the phen serves as a bidentate chelating ligand. The static magnetic susceptibility measurement (from 2 K to 300 K) shows ferromagnetic interaction at very low temperature (below 6 K). The alternating current (AC) susceptibility data of the complex show temperature and frequency dependence under an applied 2000 Oe DC (direct current) field. The phen moiety behaves as an antenna and enables the complex to show the green light fluorescence emission by absorption-energy transfer-emission mechanism. To calculate the exchange interaction, broken symmetry density functional theory (BS-DFT) calculations have been performed on a model compound which also reveals weak ferromagnetic interaction. Ab initio calculations reveals the anisotropic nature (gz
= 15.8, gy
= 0) of the metal centre and the quasi doublet nature of ground state with small energy gap and that is well separated from the next excited energy state.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited