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Tailoring magnetic properties of electrodeposited thin films of the molecule-based magnet Cr5.5(CN)12 11.5H2O

Helena Prima-Garcia*, Eugenio Coronado, Juan P Prieto-Ruiz and Francisco M Romero

Author Affiliations

Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de Valencia, Catedrático José Beltrán 2, Paterna (Valencia), 46980, Spain

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:232  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-232

Published: 24 April 2012

Abstract

This paper reports on molecular-based magnetic thin films of Prussian blue analogues (PBA) with high critical temperatures composed of mixed-valence chromium cyanides. The thin films of PBA were synthesized by means of electrodeposition technique. Morphology and magnetic study are presented in a function of electrochemical deposition conditions. We present the electrochemical methods as a promising and effective tool for preparing molecular-based magnetic thin films of Prussian blue analogue.

Keywords:
Magnetic materials; Thin films; Molecule-based magnet; Prussian blue; MOKE