We report an experimental technique that integrates high-frequency surface acoustic waves (SAWs) with high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance (HFEPR) spectroscopy in order to measure spin dynamics on fast time scales in single-molecule magnets. After the system is driven out of equilibrium by triggering magnetic avalanches, or simply by heating with short SAW pulses, the evolution of the spin populations within fixed energy levels is measured using HFEPR spectroscopy.
Macià, F; Lawrence, J; Hill, S; Hernandez, J M.; Tejada, J; Santos, P V.; Lampropoulos, Christos; and Christou, G, "Spin Dynamics In Single-Molecule Magnets Combining Surface Acoustic Waves And High-Frequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance" (2008). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 11.