EPR spectrum via entangled states for an exchange-coupled dimer of single-molecule magnets
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006,
2 Department of Physics, Linyi Normal University, Shandong Linyi 276005, China and Department of Physics, Qufu Normal University, Shandong Qufu 273165, China
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Published online: 30 May 2005
Multi-high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance(EPR) spectrum for a supermolecular dimer of single-molecule magnets recently reported [S. Hill, R.S. Edwards, N. Aliaga-Alcalde and G. Christou (HEAC), Science 302, 1015 (2003)] is studied in terms of the perturbation method in which the high-order corrections to the level splittings of degenerate states are included. It is shown that the corresponding eigenvectors are composed of entangled states of two molecules. The EPR-peak positions are calculated in terms of the eigenstates at various frequencies. From the best fit of theoretical level splittings with the measured values we obtain the anisotropy constant and exchange coupling which are in agreement with the corresponding values of experimental observation. Our study confirms the prediction of HEAC that the two Mn4 units within the dimer are coupled quantum mechanically by the antiferromagnetic exchange interaction and the supermolecular dimer behaviors in analogy with artificially fabricated quantum dots.
PACS: 75.45.+j – Macroscopic quantum phenomena in magnetic systems / 75.50.Xx – Molecular magnets / 75.50.Tt – Fine-particle systems; nanocrystalline materials
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