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Fri, 09 Feb 2001 00:00:00 +0100Fri, 09 Feb 2001 00:00:00 +0100Macroscopic Quantum Coherence in Small Antiferromagnetic Particle and the Quantum Interference Effects
https://kluedo.ub.uni-kl.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/1158
Starting from the Hamiltonian operator of the noncompensated two-sublattice model of a small antiferromagnetic particle, we derive the e effective Lagrangian of a biaxial antiferromagnetic particle in an external magnetic field with the help of spin-coherent-state path integrals. Two unequal level-shifts induced by tunneling through two types of barriers are obtained using the instanton method. The energy spectrum is found from Bloch theory regarding the periodic potential as a superlattice. The external magnetic field indeed removes Kramers' degeneracy, however a new quenching of the energy splitting depending on the applied magnetic field is observed for both integer and half-integer spins due to the quantum interference between transitions through two types of barriers.Yi-Hang Nie; Y.-B. Zhang; J.-Q. Liang; H.J.W. MÃ¼ller-Kirsten; F.-C. Pupreprinthttps://kluedo.ub.uni-kl.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/1158Fri, 09 Feb 2001 00:00:00 +0100