Intrinsic magnetism at silicon surfaces.

Abstract

It has been a long-standing goal to create magnetism in a non-magnetic material by manipulating its structure at the nanoscale. Many structural defects have unpaired spins; an ordered arrangement of these can create a magnetically ordered state. In this article we predict theoretically that stepped silicon surfaces stabilized by adsorbed gold achieve this… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1056

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