Magnetic Properties of a Transverse Ising Nanoparticle

  • S. Bouhou
  • I. Essaoudi
  • A. Ainane
  • A. Oubelkacem
  • R. Ahuja
  • F. Dujardin
Original Paper


We use the effective field theory with a probability distribution technique to investigate the magnetic properties of an antiferromagnetic Ising core/shell nanoparticle with a negative interlayer coupling core/shell in the presence of both the longitudinal and the transverse fields. Nearest-neighbor pair interactions are incorporated between the Ising spins in three parts that are core, core/shell, and surface shell. The effects of the external and the transverse fields and the exchange interactions between core/shell and in surface shell on the hysteresis loops and the susceptibility of the nanoparticle are examined. A number of interesting phenomena have been found.


Effective field theory Antiferromagnetic nanoparticle Hysteresis loops Transverse field 



This work has been initiated with the support of URAC: 08, the project RS: 02 (CNRST) and the Swedish Research Links programme dnr-348-2011-7264 and completed during a visit of A. A at the Max Planck Institut für Physik Komplexer Systeme Dresden, Germany. The authors would like to thank all the organizations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Bouhou
    • 1
  • I. Essaoudi
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Ainane
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. Oubelkacem
    • 1
  • R. Ahuja
    • 3
  • F. Dujardin
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux et Modélisations des Systèmes, (LP2MS) Unité Associée au CNRST-URAC 08, Faculté des Sciences, Département de PhysiqueUniversité Moulay IsmailMeknèsMorocco
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik Complexer SystemeDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Condensed Matter Theory Group, Department of Physics and AstronomyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Physique des Milieux Denses (LPMD)Institut de Chimie, Physique et Matériaux (ICPM)MetzFrance

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