Macroscopic quantum coherence in molecular magnets

Chiolero, A. and Loss, D.. (1998) Macroscopic quantum coherence in molecular magnets. Physical review letters, Vol. 80, H. 1. pp. 169-172.

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We study macroscopic quantum coherence in antiferromagnetic molecular magnets in the presence of magnetic fields. Such fields generate artificial tunnel barriers with externally tunable strength. We give detailed semiclassical predictions for tunnel splitting in various regimes for low and high magnetic fields. We show that the tunneling dynamics of the Neel vector can be directly measured via the static magnetization and the specific heat. We also report on a new quantum phase arising from fluctuations. The analytic results are complemented by numerical simulations.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretische Physik Mesoscopics (Loss)
UniBasel Contributors:Loss, Daniel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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