Spin Coupling in Engineered Atomic Structures

@article{Hirjibehedin2006SpinCI,
  title={Spin Coupling in Engineered Atomic Structures},
  author={Cyrus F Hirjibehedin and Christopher P. Lutz and Andreas J. Heinrich},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312},
  pages={1021 - 1024}
}
We used a scanning tunneling microscope to probe the interactions between spins in individual atomic-scale magnetic structures. Linear chains of 1 to 10 manganese atoms were assembled one atom at a time on a thin insulating layer, and the spin excitation spectra of these structures were measured with inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy. We observed excitations of the coupled atomic spins that can change both the total spin and its orientation. Comparison with a model spin-interaction… Expand
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