TITLE

Characterization of tips for spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy

AUTHOR(S)
Rodary, G.; Wedekind, S.; Oka, H.; Sander, D.; Kirschner, J.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/12/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 15, p152513
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We propose a conclusive characterization of the magnetic configuration of tips for spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy studies. We show that both careful tip preparation and characterization by tunneling spectroscopy need to be augmented by in-field measurements to ensure a reliable analysis of a magnetic contrast in spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy studies.
ACCESSION #
44665167

 

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