Magnetic order in nuclear spin two-dimensional lattices due to electron-electron interactions

Pascal Simon*, Bernd Braunecker, Daniel Loss

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We focus on nuclear spins embedded in a two-dimensional (21)) electron gas. The nuclear spins interact with each other through the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida (RKKY) interaction, which is carried by the electron gas. We show that a nuclear magnetic order at finite temperature relies on the anomalous behaviour of the 2D static electron spin susceptibility due to electron-electron interactions. This provides a connection between low-dimensional magnetism and non-analyticities in interacting 2D electron systems. We discuss the conditions for nuclear magnetism, and show that the associated Curie temperature increases with the electron-electron interactions and may reach up into the millikelvin regime. We also shortly discussed what happens when the dimensionality is further reduced to one dimension. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-638
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
EventInternational Conference on Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics (FQMT '08) - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 28 Jul 20082 Aug 2008


  • Nuclear magnetism
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • RKKY interaction
  • Kondo-lattice
  • Two-dimensional electron gas


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