Abstracts 2005

Abstract of Publication No. 514

A. Honecker, N. Fukushima, B. Normand, G. Chaboussant and H.-U. Güdel
Exchange constants and spin dynamics in Mn12-acetate
J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 290-291, 966-969 (2005)      Full Text (PDF)      DOI-Link     

Abstract: We have obtained new inelastic neutron scattering (INS) data for the molecular magnet Mn12-acetate which exhibit at least six magnetic peaks in the energy range 5ľ35ámeV. These are compared with a microscopic Heisenberg model for the 12 quantum spins localised on the Mn ions, coupled by four inequivalent magnetic exchange constants. A fit to the magnetic susceptibility under the constraint that the spin of the ground state be S=10 yields two dominant exchange constants of very similar value, J1J2≈65áK (≈5.5ámeV), and two smaller exchange constants J3 and J4. We compute the low-lying excitations by exact numerical diagonalisation and demonstrate that the parameters determined from the ground state and susceptibility fit provide qualitative agreement with the excitations observed by INS.

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