Tuesday, July 16, 2013

1307.3829 (E. Burzurí et al.)

Quantum interference oscillations of the superparamagnetic blocking in
an Fe8 molecular nanomagnet

E. Burzurí, F. Luis, O. Montero, B. Barbara, R. Ballou, S. Maegawa
We show that the dynamic magnetic susceptibility and the superparamagnetic blocking temperature of an Fe8 single molecule magnet oscillate as a function of the magnetic field Hx applied along its hard magnetic axis. These oscillations are associated with quantum interferences, tuned by Hx, between different spin tunneling paths linking two excited magnetic states. The oscillation period is determined by the quantum mixing between the ground S=10 and excited multiplets. These experiments enable us to quantify such mixing. We find that the weight of excited multiplets in the magnetic ground state of Fe8 amounts to approximately 11.6%.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.3829

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