Intermediate spin and certain small magnets

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Abstract

An isolated spin S can have only whole or half-integer values. It is shown that under certain circumstances a system composed of such spins can have low-lying excitations which correspond to a different value of the spin Seff which is intermediate between these standard possibilities. A general demonstration valid in any dimension is given followed by a detailed examination of the simplest, zero-dimensional example, namely a small easy plane ferromagnet. Some experimental implications are worked out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume10
Issue number38
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StatePublished - Sep 28 1998

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