X-ray absorption fine-structure study on the Ni(OH)2 monolayer nanoclusters

Yuko Ichiyanagi, Hiroshi Kondoh, Toshihiko Yokoyama, Kaoru Okamoto, Kensuke Nagai, Toshiaki Ohta

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The local structure around Ni ion for Ni(OH)2 monolayer nanocluster (Ni-MNC) was studied by Ni K-edge X-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy (XAFS). XAFS analyses were consistent with the monolayer formation of the nanoclusters. We found that the Ni-Ni distance in the monolayer plane exhibits a significant contraction compared to that in bulk Ni(OH)2, while the spacing between the Ni and O layers are rather expanded. Such a structural change is discussed in relation to the magnetic property of the Ni-MNC, which exhibits ferromagnetism below 10 K with a higher exchange interaction between the in-plane Ni atoms than that of the bulk Ni(OH) 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-350
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept 26
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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