Tom Morrison
Speaker's Institution
Colorado State University
4:00 pm
Chemistry A101
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3:45 pm
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Chemistry B101E
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Literature Seminar Abstract

Single molecule magnets have been shown to be capable of performing as a quantum bit, or qubit, which is predicted to revolutionize the world of computing. However current day single molecule magnets only exhibit magnetic hysteresis, and thus can only act as a qubit, below liquid nitrogen temperatures. In 2014 a study was done on the low temperature relaxation dynamics of [Co(acac)2(H2O)2]. It was found that at low ( < 2K) temperatures and near-zero field the primary relaxation pathway occurred by a one-phonon direct process and at higher temperatures a two-phonon Raman process dominated. Recently a study by Moseley et. al. used Raman and far-IR spectroscopy to observe and quantitate the spin-phonon coupling of the Raman relaxation pathway and create a vibronic model that sheds light on the origin of the spin-phonon entanglement.

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