Distribution of tunnel splittings in Mn12 acetate

K. M. Mertes*, Y. Suzuki, M. P. Sarachik, Y. Paltiel, H. Shtrikman, E. Zeldov, E. Rumberger, D. N. Hendrickson, G. Christou

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The relaxation of the magnetization of Mn12 in a swept field for different sweep rates was studied. Data obtained imply that the dominant term responsible for tunneling is second-order anisotropy which, although prohibited in a perfect crystal, is present and significant in real crystals of Mn12.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number227205
Pages (from-to)227205/1-227205/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 26 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes


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