Experimental evidence of macroscopic resonant tunneling of magnetization in antiferromagnetic ferritin

E. Del Barco*, F. Luis, J. Tejada, Xixiang Zhang, J. Bartolomé, J. M. Hernandez, E. M. Chudnovsky

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Macroscopic resonant quantum tunneling of magnetization has been observed in antiferromagnetic ferritin particles. The dependence of magnetic viscosity on the applied magnetic field has been systematically investigated in the temperature range 1.8-10 K. The zero maximum in field dependence of viscosity and the maximum in the field dependent blocking temperature are interpreted to be due to the resonant spin tunneling between matching spin levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6934-6936
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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