Semiquantum thermodynamics of complex ferrimagnets

Joseph Barker, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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High-quality magnets such as yttrium iron garnet (YIG) are electrically insulating and very complex. By implementing a quantum thermostat into atomistic spin dynamics we compute YIG's key thermodynamic properties, viz., the magnon power spectrum and specific heat, for a large temperature range. The results differ (sometimes spectacularly) from simple models and classical statistics, but agree with available experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number140401
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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