Title: The Linear and Non-linear Magnetic Response of a Tri-Uranium Single Molecule Magnet
Citation: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER vol. 29 no. 9 p. 095805
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC106683
ISSN: 0953-8984
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC106683
DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/aa553e
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We report here low temperature magnetization isotherms for the single molecule magnet, (UO2-L)3. By analyzing the low temperature magnetization in terms of M  =  χ 1 B  +  χ 3 B 3 we extract the linear susceptibility χ 1 and the leading order nonlinear susceptibility χ 3. We find that χ 1 exhibits a peak at a temperature of T 1  =  10.4 K with χ 3 also exhibiting a peak but at a reduced temperature T 3  =  5 K. At the lowest temperatures the isotherms exhibit a critical field B c  =  11.5 T marked by a clear point of inflection. A minimal Hamiltonian employing S  =  1 (pseudo) spins with only a single energy scale (successfully used to model the behavior of bulk f-electron metamagnets) is shown to provide a good description of the observed linear scaling between T 1, T 3 and B c. We further show that a Heisenberg Hamiltonian previously employed by Carretta et al (2013 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25 486001) to model this single molecule magnet gives formulas for the angle averaged susceptibilities (in the Ising limit) very similar to those of the minimal model.
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