Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Magnetic order in a metal thiocyanate perovskite-analogue

Cliffe, Matthew J.; Fabelo, Oscar; Cañadillas-Delgado, Laura

Magnetic order in a metal thiocyanate perovskite-analogue Thumbnail


Oscar Fabelo

Laura Cañadillas-Delgado


Metal thiocyanate perovskite-analogues are a growing class of materials, but although they contain paramagnetic cations there have been no reports of their magnetic properties. Due to the large separations between the paramagnetic cations, with a shortest through-bond distance of 15.1 Å, these materials might be expected to be good examples of paramagnets. In this communication we investigate the magnetic properties of a metal thiocyanate framework Cr[Bi(SCN)6]·xH2O. We find that Cr[Bi(SCN)6]·xH2O undergoes long-range magnetic order at TN = 4.0(2) K. We use neutron powder diffraction to determine that Cr[Bi(SCN)6]·xH2O has a MnO-type {111}cubic-ordering as its ground state, consistent with frustrated nearest- and next-nearest-neighbour antiferromagnetic interactions. This suggests that appropriate design of metal thiocyanate perovskite-analogue structures may reveal a rich vein of frustrated magnetism.


Cliffe, M. J., Fabelo, O., & Cañadillas-Delgado, L. (2022). Magnetic order in a metal thiocyanate perovskite-analogue. CrystEngComm,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 22, 2022
Online Publication Date Jun 23, 2022
Publication Date Jun 23, 2022
Deposit Date Jun 23, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jun 24, 2022
Journal CrystEngComm
Electronic ISSN 1466-8033
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Condensed Matter Physics; General Materials Science; General Chemistry
Public URL
Publisher URL


You might also like

Downloadable Citations