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Revealing the 120 degrees Antiferromagnetic Neel Structure in Real Space: One Monolayer Mn on Ag(111)

Gao, C. L.; Wulfhekel, W. 1; Kirschner, J.
1 Physikalisches Institut (PHI), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract:
With spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy operating in the constant current mode, the 120 degrees antiferromagnetic Neel structure was found for a monolayer Mn on Ag(111) in both fcc and hcp stacking. The existence of structurally equivalent, but magnetically distinguished, Mn islands was observed. While both the fcc and hcp Mn islands display the frustrated spin structure, the orientations of their magnetic moments differ by 30 degrees possibly due to the spin-orbit coupling.


Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.267205
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Zitationen: 51
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Physikalisches Institut (PHI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0031-9007
KITopen-ID: 1000053555
Erschienen in Physical Review Letters
Verlag American Physical Society (APS)
Band 101
Heft 26
Seiten 267205
Nachgewiesen in Web of Science
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