The Fe8 molecular magnet: A proving ground for the semiclassical theory of spin

Anupam Garg*

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Abstract

Tunnel splitting oscillations in the molecular magnet Fe8 are best interpreted in terms of interfering spin paths. However, this picture is incomplete and one must also consider discontinuous paths to explain the observations. This is one example of how the Fe8 system has motivated workers to better understand spin coherent state path integrals and the semiclassical limit for spin. As a second example, we discuss the recently derived Bohr-Sommerfeld rule for spin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1581-1586
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi C: Conferences
Volume1
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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