Spin reversal in Fe8 under fast pulsed magnetic fields

J, Suryanarayana and Velez, S and Vanacken, J and Moshchalkov, V V and Chibotaru, L F and Tejada, J and Macia, F (2015) Spin reversal in Fe8 under fast pulsed magnetic fields. New Journal of Physics, 17 (073006). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1367-2630

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We report measurements on magnetization reversal in the Fe8 molecular magnet using fast pulsed magnetic fields of 1.5 kT s−1 and in the temperature range of 0.6–4.1 K. We observe and analyze the temperature dependence of the reversal process, which involves in some cases several resonances. Our experiments allow observation of resonant quantum tunneling of magnetization up to a temperature of ~4 K. We also observe shifts in the maxima of the relaxation within each resonance field with temperature that suggest the emergence of a thermal instability—a combination of spin reversal and self-heating that may result in a magnetic deflagration process. The results are mainly understood in the framework of thermally-activated quantum tunneling transitions in combination with emergence of a thermal instability.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: low dimension magnetism, spin dynamics, mangetic de fl agration
Subjects: Physics > Magnetism
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2015 10:35
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 06:50
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1904
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/17/7/073006
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1367-2630/
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