Theory of Inelastic Electron Tunneling from a Localized Spin in the Impulsive Approximation
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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.

Författare

Mats Persson

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Material- och ytteori

Physical Review Letters

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

Vol. 103 050801-

Ämneskategorier

Den kondenserade materiens fysik

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.050801