Quantum tunneling of magnetization in nanostructured materials

J. Tejada*, R. F. Ziolo, X. X. Zhang

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The study of very low temperature magnetic relaxation in nanostructured materials has provided the opportunity to observe the occurrence of quantum tunneling of magnetization (QTM) in many different systems. As the magnetization is a classical vector, this effect is also referred to as macroscopic quantum tunneling (MQT). In this paper, we review the key ideas underlying magnetic relaxation as well as the results obtained for different nanostructured systems, which, to date, include single domain particles, mesoscopic grains, and high-spin polynuclear molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1784-1792
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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