Onset of a Propagating Self-Sustained Spin Reversal Front in a Magnetic System

P. Subedi, S. Vélez, F. Macià, S. Li, M. P. Sarachik, J. Tejada, S. Mukherjee, G. Christou, A. D. Kent

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    Abstract

    The energy released in a magnetic material by reversing spins as they relax toward equilibrium can lead to a dynamical instability that ignites self-sustained rapid relaxation along a deflagration front that propagates at a constant subsonic speed. Using a trigger heat pulse and transverse and longitudinal magnetic fields, we investigate and control the crossover between thermally driven magnetic relaxation and magnetic deflagration in single crystals of Mn12-acetate.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number207203
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume110
    Issue number20
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 13 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Subedi, P., Vélez, S., Macià, F., Li, S., Sarachik, M. P., Tejada, J., Mukherjee, S., Christou, G., & Kent, A. D. (2013). Onset of a Propagating Self-Sustained Spin Reversal Front in a Magnetic System. Physical Review Letters, 110(20), [207203]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.207203