SPIN-CLUSTER THEORY IN MAGNETIC MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS TO SPIN GLASSES.

A. Khater, J. Ferre, P. Meyer

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Abstract

Exact calculations are presented for the real and imaginary magnetic susceptibilities chi prime ( omega , T) and chi double prime ( omega , T) and for the time dependence of the thermoremanent magnetisation in magnetic materials using a spin-cluster model. The interactions between clusters are neglected, which is appropriate for magnetic rocks and assemblies of fine-particle suspensions, and is an approximation in spin glasses at high enough frequencies. The distribution used for the cluster size and relaxation times is a Poissonian. The derived analytic forms for chi prime and chi double prime yield their temperature peaks as a function of frequency. These and the calculated remanent magnetisation compare favourably with the theoretical results obtained from statistical mechanical models using analytical and computational techniques, and with some experimental measurements on spin glasses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1857-1865
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of physics. C. Solid state physics
Volume20
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

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