Quantum tunneling of the magnetization in molecular nanomagnets
A lecture by Myriam Sarachik
C.C.N.Y. – C.U.N.Y
Molecular nanomagnets, sometimes referred to as single molecule magnets, have attracted a great deal of recent attention for interesting behavior that is borderline between the classical and quantum mechanical regimes, and because of their potential usefulness for high-density data storage and quantum computation. Quantum mechanical processes are observed in these materials on a macroscopic scale in the form of steps in the magnetization curves. Typical behavior of the class will be examined by considering Mn12-acetate, a particularly simple prototype.
Wednesday, April 13
12:15 PM - Furst 201