Ultrafast Spin Avalanches in Crystals of Nanomagnets in Terms of Magnetic Detonation
2011 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 107, no 20, 207208- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Recent experiments [W. Decelle et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 027203 (2009)] have discovered ultrafast propagation of spin avalanches in crystals of nanomagnets, which is 3 orders of magnitude faster than the traditionally studied magnetic deflagration. The new regime has been hypothetically identified as magnetic detonation. Here we demonstrate unequivocally the possibility of magnetic detonation in the crystals, as a front consisting of a leading shock and a zone of Zeeman energy release. We study the key features of the process and find that the magnetic detonation speed only slightly exceeds the sound speed in agreement with the experimental observations. For combustion science, our results provide a unique physical example of extremely weak detonation.
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American Physical Society , 2011. Vol. 107, no 20, 207208- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-49663DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.207208OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-49663DiVA: diva2:456308