Enhanced Spin Tunneling in a Molecular Magnet Mixed with a Superconductor

J. Tejada, R. Zarzuela, A. García-Santiago, I. Imaz, J. Espin, D. Maspoch, E. M. Chudnovsky

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    © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We report characterization and magnetic studies of mixtures of micrometer-size ribbons of Mn12 acetate and micrometer-size particles of YBaCuO superconductor. Extremely narrow zero-field spin-tunneling resonance has been observed in the mixtures, pointing to the absence of the inhomogeneous dipolar broadening. It is attributed to the screening of the internal magnetic fields in the magnetic particles by Meissner currents flowing between superconducting grains surrounding the particles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1133-1137
    JournalJournal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


    • Molecular magnet
    • Spin tunneling
    • Superconductor


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