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$\Delta S^z=2$ quantum magnetization discontinuities proportional in number to the spin $s$ in C$_{60}$: origin and the role of symmetry

by Nikolaos P. Konstantinidis

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Nikolaos Konstantinidis
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Preprint Link: scipost_202212_00013v3  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2023-05-30
Date submitted: 2023-05-10 20:28
Submitted by: Konstantinidis, Nikolaos
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
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Academic field: Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics - Theory
  • Condensed Matter Physics - Computational
Approaches: Theoretical, Computational


The quantum antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the fullerene C$_{60}$ in a magnetic field has $4s$ ground-state magnetization discontinuities with $\Delta S^z=2$ as a function of the spin quantum number $s$ that disappear at the classical limit. The molecule can be seen as the fullerene C$_{20}$ with interpentagon interactions that generate the discontinuities when sufficiently strong. The discontinuities originate in the antiferromagnetic Ising limit for both molecules. The results show how spatial symmetry dictates the magnetic response of the $I_h$ fullerene molecules.

Published as SciPost Phys. 15, 037 (2023)

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