High-Field ESR Measurements of the Spin-Gap System in Polarized Microwaves

S. Kimura, K. Watanabe, T. Kashiwagi, H. Yamaguchi, M. Hagiwara, Z. Honda

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We have performed high-field electron spin resonance (ESR) measurements of the isolated antiferromagnetic dimer system Na2Co2(C2O4)3(H2O)2 by illuminating circularly polarized microwaves at 162 GHz. Different from a usual ESR signal by the magnetic dipole transition, the resonance signal, coming from the direct transition between the singlet and triplet states in this compound, is suggested to show absence of circular dichroism. From this curious behavior, we consider that the direct transition in Na2Co2(C2O4)3(H2O)2 is driven by oscillating electric fields of microwaves. We propose that the spin current mechanism is responsible to induce a finite probability for the electric-dipole-active transition between the singlet and the triplet states in Na2Co2(C2O4)3(H2O)2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1039
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Magnetic Resonance
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1


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