Spin Inelastic Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy on Local Spin Adsorbed on Surface
2009 (English)In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 9, no 6, 2414-2417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The recent experimental conductance measurements taken on magnetic impurities on metallic surfaces, using scanning tunneling microscopy technique and suggesting occurrence of inelastic scattering processes, are theoretically addressed. We argue that the observed conductance signatures are caused by transitions between the spin states that have opened due to, for example, exchange coupling between the local spins and the tunneling electrons, and are directly interpretable in terms of inelastic transitions energies. Feasible measurements using spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy that would enable new information about the excitation spectrum of the local spins are discussed.
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2009. Vol. 9, no 6, 2414-2417 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-128994DOI: 10.1021/nl901066aISI: 000266969400039OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-128994DiVA: diva2:332419