Pure and random-field quantum criticality in the dipolar Ising model: Theory of Mn12 acetates

A. J. Millis, A. D. Kent, M. P. Sarachik, Y. Yeshurun

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    A theoretical model for the Mn12 acetates is derived including a "random-field" effect arising from isomer effects in some families of host acetate materials. Estimates for the important energy scales are given. Phase boundaries are determined using a mean-field approximation. Predictions for experiment are presented

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number024423
    JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jan 27 2010


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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