Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Structurally Induced Magnetic Phase Transition in Manganese Phthalocyanine Thin Films
by Nguyen, Anh Thi Hong, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 78; 22583494
Abstract (Summary)

A systematic study of the magnetic and structural properties of manganese phthalocyanine thin films evaporated onto heated substrates in the temperature range from 260◦C to room temperature shows the disappearance of dynamic magnetic hysteresis loops below the measurement temperature of about 20 K. X-ray diffraction of manganese phthalocyanine thin films deposited onto electrically weakly interacting substrates shows a shift of the MnPc diffraction peak position from 7.1° to 6.8° as the deposition temperature is lowered. This crystalline peak shift is interpreted as a unit cell modification that is dependent on the substrate temperature during deposition. The dc susceptibility has a sharp increase below 18 K for the sample deposited at high temperature of 230◦C. Samples deposited at lower temperatures appear diamagnetic down to at least 5 K. The highest saturation magnetization of around 5μB per MnPc molecule is found for the sample deposited at 230◦C. The magnetic transition from the ferromagnetic ordering in manganese phthalocyanine thin films deposited at high-temperatures to possibly antiferromagnetic ordering for samples deposited at low temperatures correlates with structural changes. Additional manganese thin films co-deposited onto gold-coated substrates with a lying flat configuration do not show this transition at any deposition temperature. This corroborating evidence supports a structure-induced magnetic phase transition in differently prepared manganese phthalocyanine thin films.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gredig, Thomas
Commitee: Bill, Andreas, Ojeda - Aristizabal, Claudia
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Physics and Astronomy
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/4(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Applied physics, Condensed matter physics, Materials science
Keywords: Magnetic properties, Manganese phthalocyanine, Pure sciences, Thin films
Publication Number: 22583494
ISBN: 9781687914781
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