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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.; Kirschner, J.

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.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Physikalisches Institut (PHI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.267205
ISSN: 0031-9007
KITopen ID: 1000053555
Erschienen in Physical Review Letters
Band 101
Heft 26
Seiten 267205
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