Standing Spin Waves in an Antiferromagnetic Molecular Cr6 Horseshoe

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Ochsenbein, S. T.
Waldmann, O.
Sieber, A.
Carver, G.
Bircher, R.
Güdel, H. U.
Davies, R. S. G.
Timco, G. A.
Winpenny, R. E. P.
Mutka, H.
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The antiferromagnetic molecular finite chain Cr6 was studied by inelastic neutron scattering. The observed magnetic excitations at 2.6 and 4.3 meV correspond, due to the open boundaries of a finite chain, to standing spin waves. The determined energy spectrum revealed an essentially classical spin structure. Hence, various spin-wave theories were investigated in order to assess their potential for describing the elementary excitations of finite spin systems.
Comment: 6 pages, 6 figures, accepted for publication in Europhysics Letters
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Condensed Matter - Other Condensed Matter
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