Electronic interactions between gold films and mn12-acetate

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dc.contributor.advisor Teizer , Winfried en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abanov , Artem en_US
dc.creator Means , Joel Lewis en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -15T00 :13 :19Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :31 :57Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -15T00 :13 :19Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :31 :57Z
dc.date.created 2007 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2573
dc.description.abstract Interactions between Mn12 ?acetate molecular magnets and thin gold films have been explored in light of the theory of weak localization . Low -temperature measurements of the magnetoresistance of gold films of varying thicknesses , with and without the presence of a surface layer of Mn12 ?acetate , have been performed using a dilution refrigerator . Quantitative fits to the data using the predictions of weak localization theory were performed using a least -squares fit method in order to determine characteristic times for elastic , inelastic , spin -orbit and spin scattering events within the gold . These data indicate that the presence of Mn12 ?acetate on the surface of the gold film leads to a significant enhancement of the spin scattering within the gold films . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject Mn12 -Acetate en_US
dc.title Electronic interactions between gold films and mn12 -acetate en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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Electronic interactions between gold films and mn12-acetate. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2573 .

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