We report the study of magnetic properties of a molecular-based alternating-spin chain: metallocenium electron-transfer salt decamethylchromocenium tetracyanoethanide, [CrCp2*] [TCNE]. We give a modified spin-wave theory for the Heisenberg alternating-spin chains. The low-field susceptibility and magnetization data agree with the theoretical results indicating that one-dimensional linear magnon excitations dominate the magnetic behavior above the three-dimensional ordering temperature. Strong ferromagnetic intrachain coupling, J9 K, is found. Unusual critical phenomena associated with lattice dimensional crossover are discussed.
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- Condensed Matter Physics