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Magnetic Properties of the Molecular Nanomagnet Cr7Cd: Single Ion and Exchange Anisotropy Effects

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Abstract:

In order to verify two microscopic models of the molecular nanomagnet Cr7Cd we analyze a number of thermodynamic quantities calculated for two sets of parameters. The first model, with only single ion anisotropy, was established on the basis of the thermodynamic properties (by fitting susceptibility and magnetization) whereas the second, with single ion and bond-dependent exchange anisotropies, was based on the inelastic neutron scattering and EPR spectra. The calculations are performed by means of non-perturbative, numerically exact quantum transfer matrix technique on large scale parallel computers. We demonstrate that the predictions of the models are consistent in the region of small magnetic fields which do not exceed 10 T and differ significantly in higher fields. Comparison with the experiment leads to a conclusion that better modeling of magnetic torque requires more complex microscopic model with single ion and bond-dependent exchange anisotropies.

Keywords: ANISOTROPY; MOLECULAR MAGNETS; QUANTUM TRANSFER MATRIX; THERMODYNAMICS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.4301

Publication date: October 1, 2011

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