Influence of thermal coupling on spin avalanches in Mn-12-acetate. / Webster, C. H.; Kazakova, O.; Gallop, J. C.; Josephs-Franks, P. W.; Hernandez-Minguez, A.; Tzalenchuk, A. Ya; Tzalenchuk, Alexander.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 76, No. 1, 012403, 2007.

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  • C. H. Webster
  • O. Kazakova
  • J. C. Gallop
  • P. W. Josephs-Franks
  • A. Hernandez-Minguez
  • A. Ya Tzalenchuk
  • Alexander Tzalenchuk


The effect of thermal coupling on spin avalanches in Mn-12-acetate has been probed using a single crystal assembly. Time-resolved, synchronized measurements of magnetization and temperature are reported. Unusually low avalanche trigger fields occur when thermal coupling to the bath is weak. A temperature rise observed at zero magnetic field is attributed to a change in magnetostatic energy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012403
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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