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Two bodies are better than one

Single-molecule magnets can change their spin states through quantum tunnelling. A more complete picture of the interactions occurring in a system of such magnets must include two-body transitions.

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Figure 1: Spin states and energy levels.

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Barbara, B. Two bodies are better than one. Nature 421, 32–33 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/421032a

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