Single-Molecule Nanomagnets

  title={Single-Molecule Nanomagnets},
  author={Jonathan R Friedman and Myriam Paula Sarachik},
  journal={Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics},
Single-molecule magnets straddle the classical and quantum mechanical worlds, displaying many fascinating phenomena. They may have important technological applications in information storage and quantum computation. We review the physical properties of two prototypical molecular nanomagnets, Mn12-acetate and Fe8: Each behaves as a rigid, spin-10 object and exhibits tunneling between up and down directions. As temperature is lowered, the spin-reversal process evolves from thermal activation to… Expand

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