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Theory of the Nuclear Magnetic 1/T1 Relaxation Rate in Conventional and Unconventional Magnets

Authors: Smerald, Andrew

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Bristol, UK
  • Theory provides quantitatively correct description of experiments
  • Makes predictions for how to recognise the elusive quantum spin nematic state
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One of the best ways to "lift the lid" on what is happening inside a given material is to study it using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Of particular interest are NMR 1/T1 relaxation rates, which measure how fast energy stored in magnetic nuclei is transferred to surrounding electrons.
 
This thesis develops a detailed, quantitative theory of NMR 1/T1 relaxation rates, and shows for the first time how they could be used to measure the speed at which energy travels in a wide range of magnetic materials.
 
This theory is used to make predictions for"Quantum Spin Nematics", an exotic form of quantum order analogous to a liquid crystal.  In order to do so, it is first necessary to unravel how spin nematics transport energy. This thesis proposes a new way to do this, based on the description of quarks in high-energy physics.
 
Experiments to test the ideas presented are now underway in laboratories across the world.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: What is Frustrated Magnetism and Why Should You Care?

    Smerald, Andrew

    Pages 1-29

  • An Introduction to Field Theory in Magnetic Systems: The Néel Antiferromagnet

    Smerald, Andrew

    Pages 31-48

  • Angle-Resolved NMR: A Theory of the 1/T $$_1$$ Relaxation Rate in Magnetic Systems

    Smerald, Andrew

    Pages 49-57

  • Theory of the NMR Relaxation Rate in Magnetic Fe-pnictides

    Smerald, Andrew

    Pages 59-81

  • Quantum Spin-Nematic Order: The 3-Sublattice Antiferroquadrupolar State

    Smerald, Andrew

    Pages 83-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory of the Nuclear Magnetic 1/T1 Relaxation Rate in Conventional and Unconventional Magnets
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00434-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00434-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00433-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 165
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