Pulsating regime of magnetic deflagration in crystals of molecular magnets
2011 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 83, no 21, 214417-214416 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The stability of a magnetic deflagration front in a media of molecular magnets, such as Mn12 acetate, is considered. It is demonstrated that stationary deflagration is unstable with respect to one-dimensional perturbations if the energy barrier of the magnets is sufficiently high in comparison with the release of Zeeman energy at the front; their ratio may be interpreted as an analog to the Zeldovich number, as found in problems of combustion. When the Zeldovich number exceeds a certain critical value, a stationary deflagration front becomes unstable and propagates in a pulsating regime. Analytical estimates for the critical Zeldovich number are obtained. The linear stage of the instability is investigated numerically by solving the eigenvalue problem. The nonlinear stage is studied using direct numerical simulations. The parameter domain required for experimental observations of the pulsating regime is discussed.
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American Physical Society , 2011. Vol. 83, no 21, 214417-214416 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-44964DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.214417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-44964DiVA: diva2:423473