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Quantum tunnelling of the magnetisation in single-molecule magnet isotopologue dimers

Moreno-Pineda, Eufemio 1; Taran, Gheorghe 2; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang 1,2; Ruben, Mario 1
1 Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Physikalisches Institut (PHI), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Quantum tunnelling of the magnetisation plays a major role in the magnetic properties of lanthanide Single-Molecule Magnets: while it is considered a problem for data storage device applications since it leads to information loss, it is an essential pre-requisite for the read-out and manipulation of the nuclear states in Quantum Information Processing schemes. Here we describe two isotopologue dysprosium dimers, i.e. [($^{163}$Dy(tmhd)$_{3}$)$_{2}$(bpym)] and [($^{164}$Dy(tmhd)$_{3}$)$_{2}$(bpym)] (tmd = tris(tetramethylheptanedionato) and bpym = bipyrimidine), where the nuclear spin presence or absence clearly affects the magnetic properties of the systems. Through μ-SQUID studies at milli-Kelvin temperatures and alternating current magnetic measurements, we find significant differences in the magnetic behaviour of both complexes. While simulation of the hysteresis loops at 30 mK reveals that the presence of nuclear spin does not influence the tunnelling rate, we find that it facilitates the coupling to the phonon bath enhancing the direct relaxation process; an observation reflected in the temperature and field dependence of the relaxation rates.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000095695
Veröffentlicht am 28.06.2019
DOI: 10.1039/c9sc01062a
Zitationen: 42
Web of Science
Zitationen: 42
Zitationen: 45
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Physikalisches Institut (PHI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2041-6520, 2041-6539
KITopen-ID: 1000095695
HGF-Programm 43.21.04 (POF III, LK 01) Molecular Engineering
Erschienen in Chemical science
Verlag Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Band 10
Heft 19
Seiten 5138-5145
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