Theory of Inelastic Electron Tunneling from a Localized Spin in the Impulsive Approximation
Journal article, 2009

A simple expression for the conductance steps in inelastic electron tunneling from spin excitations in a single magnetic atom adsorbed on a nonmagnetic metal surface is derived. The inelastic coupling between the tunneling electron and the spin is via the exchange coupling and is treated in an impulsive approximation using the Tersoff-Hamann approximation for the tunneling between the tip and the sample.


Mats Persson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Materials and Surface Theory

Physical Review Letters

0031-9007 (ISSN) 1079-7114 (eISSN)

Vol. 103 5 050801-

Subject Categories

Condensed Matter Physics



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