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Tunneling, remanence, and frustration in dysprosium-based endohedral single-molecule magnets

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Westerström Rasmus, Dreiser Jan, Piamonteze Cinthia, Muntwiler Matthias, Weyeneth Stephen, Krämer Karl, Liu Shi-Xia, Decurtins Silvio, Popov Alexey, Yang Shangfeng, Dunsch Lothar, Greber Thomas,
Project Dimensional and Anisotropy Control of Model Quantum Magnets
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Physical Review B
Volume (Issue) 89(6)
Page(s) 060406(R) - 4
Title of proceedings Physical Review B
DOI 10.1103/physrevb.89.060406

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Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


Paramagnetic atoms inside nanometer sized fullerenes realize robust, and chemically protected, spin systems. Changing the stoichiometry of the endohedral clusters results in a variety of magnetic ground states, as it is demonstrated for DynSc3−nN@C80 (n = 1,2,3). All three exhibit distinct hysteresis and qualify as singlemolecule magnets. In zero field the magnetization of n = 1 decays via quantum tunneling, while ferromagnetic coupling of the individual dysprosium moments results in remanence for Dy2ScN@C80 and in a frustrated ground state for n = 3. The latter ground state turns out to be one of the simplest realizations of a frustrated, ferromagnetically coupled, system.