Magnetoelastic dissipation in macroscopic magnetization tunneling

Anupam K Garg*, Gwang Hee Kim

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The tunneling of the total magnetization of a small (100-) magnetic particle out of a metastable easy direction is a promising candidate for macroscopic quantum tunneling. It is shown that the coupling of the magnetization to the phonons is an extremely weak source of dissipation that does not reduce the tunneling rate. A model in which the magnetic particle is embedded in a solid medium is considered, and the spectral density is derived for various crystal symmetries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)712-718
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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