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Magnetoelastic coupling in the quantum magnet [Ni(HF2)- (pyrazine)2]SbF6 has been investigated via vibrational spectroscopy using temperature, magnetic field, and pressure as tuning parameters. While pyrazine is known to be a malleable magnetic superexchange ligand, we find that HF2 − is surprisingly sensitive to external stimuli and is actively involved in both the magnetic quantum phase transition and the series of pressureinduced structural distortions. The amplified spin−lattice interactions involving the bifluoride ligand can be understood in terms of the relative importance of the intra- and interplanar magnetic energy scales.
O'Neal, Kenneth Robert; Holinsworth, Brian S.; Chen, Z; Peterson, P K.; Carreiro, K E.; Lee, C; Manson, Jamie L.; Whangbo, M-H; Li, Z; Liu, Zhenxian; and Musfeldt, Janice L., "Spin−Lattice Coupling in [Ni(HF2)(pyrazine)2]SbF6 Involving the HF2 − Superexchange Pathway" (2016). Chemistry Publications and Other Works.