Toshio Miyamachi

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Single magnetic atoms, and assemblies of such atoms, on non-magnetic surfaces have recently attracted attention owing to their potential use in high-density magnetic data storage and as a platform for quantum computing. A fundamental problem resulting from their quantum mechanical nature is that the localized magnetic moments of these atoms are easily(More)
A nanoscale molecular switch can be used to store information in a single molecule. Although the switching process can be detected electrically in the form of a change in the molecule's conductance, adding spin functionality to molecular switches is a key concept for realizing molecular spintronic devices. Here we show that iron-based spin-crossover(More)
The recently discovered giant magnetic anisotropy of single magnetic Co atoms raises the hope of magnetic storage in small clusters. We present a joint experimental and theoretical study of the magnetic anisotropy and the spin dynamics of Fe and Co atoms, dimers, and trimers on Pt(111). Giant anisotropies of individual atoms and clusters as well as(More)
We designed a scanning tunneling microscope working at sub-Kelvin temperatures in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) in order to study the magnetic properties on the nanoscale. An entirely homebuilt three-stage cryostat is used to cool down the microscope head. The first stage is cooled with liquid nitrogen, the second stage with liquid (4)He. The third stage uses a(More)
Organic semiconductors constitute promising candidates toward large-scale electronic circuits that are entirely spintronics-driven. Toward this goal, tunneling magnetoresistance values above 300% at low temperature suggested the presence of highly spin-polarized device interfaces. However, such spinterfaces have not been observed directly, let alone at room(More)
The dynamics of the soft x-ray induced excited spin state trapping (SOXIESST) effect of Fe(phen)2(NCS)2 (Fe-phen) powder have been investigated by x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) using the total electron yield method, in a wide temperature range. The low-spin (LS) state is excited into the metastable high-spin (HS) state at a rate that depends on the(More)
In scanning tunneling microscopy, orbital selectivity of the tunneling process can make the topographic image dependent on a tip-surface distance. We have found reproducible dependence of the images on the distance for a monatomic layer of iron nitride formed on a Cu(001) surface. Observed atomic images systematically change between a regular dot array and(More)
Tobias Schuh,1 Timofey Balashov,2 Toshio Miyamachi,1 Shih-Yu Wu,3 Chein-Cheng Kuo,3 Arthur Ernst,4 Jürgen Henk,4 and Wulf Wulfhekel1 1Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Physikalisches Institut, Wolfgang-Gaede Str. 1, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany 2Centre d’Investigacions en Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN-CSIC), E-08193 Barcelona, Spain 3Department of(More)
We have successfully fabricated a novel type of high-density spiral terraces on Cr(001) films. The influence of nanoscale spiral terraces on layered antiferromagnetic ordering of Cr(001) films has been studied at room temperature by direct imaging of both topographic and magnetic structures using spin-polarized scanning tunneling spectroscopy. Spin(More)
Structural and electronic properties of the SmB6(001) single-crystal surface prepared by Ar+ ion sputtering and controlled annealing are investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy. In contrast to the cases of cleaved surfaces, we observe a single phase surface with a non-reconstructed p(1 × 1) lattice on the entire surface at an optimized annealing(More)