Magnetic quantum tunneling inFe8with excited nuclei

Oren Shafir, Amit Keren, Satoru Maegawa, Miki Ueda, Efrat Shimshoni
2010 Physical Review B  
We investigate the effect of dynamic nuclear spin fluctuation on quantum tunneling of the magnetization (QTM) in the molecular magnet Fe8 by increasing the nuclei temperature using radio frequency (RF) pulses before the hysteresis loop measurements. The RF pulses do not change the electrons spin temperature. Independently we show that the nuclear spin-spin relaxation time T2 has strong temperature dependence. Nevertheless, we found no effect of the nuclear spin temperature on the tunneling
more » ... bility. This suggests that in our experimental conditions only the hyperfine field strength is relevant for QTM. We demonstrate theoretically how this can occur.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.82.014419 fatcat:xdb22bqsgfcbjk5lwi2twbrcdi