Thermally activated escape rates of uniaxial spin systems with transverse field: uniaxial crossovers.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Garanin DA, Kennedy EC, Crothers DS, Coffey WT., 'Thermally activated escape rates of uniaxial spin systems with transverse field: uniaxial crossovers' in Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 60, 6A, (2000), pp 6499 - 6502
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Classical escape rates of uniaxial spin systems are characterized by a prefactor differing from and much smaller than that of the particle problem, since the maximum of the spin energy is attained everywhere on the line of constant latitude: theta =const, 0 < or= phi < or = 2 pi. If a transverse field is applied, a saddle point of the energy is formed, and high, moderate, and low damping regimes (similar to those for particles) appear. Here we present the first analytical and numerical study of crossovers between the uniaxial and other regimes for spin systems. It is shown that there is one HD-Uniaxial crossover, whereas at low damping the uniaxial and LD regimes are separated by two crossovers.
Author: COFFEY, WILLIAM THOMAS
Publisher:American Physical Society
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
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Keywords:Electronic & Electrical Engineering