Imaging short-range magnetic order by spin-polarized photoelectron holography

A. P. Kaduwela, Z. Wang, S. Thevuthasan, M. A. Van Hove, C. S. Fadley

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    Abstract

    We extend spin-polarized photoelectron diffraction to the direct imaging of magnetic spin configurations by using holographic-inversion methods. Theoretical calculations for Mn2+ and O2- ions in linear chains show that it is possible via two different spin-selective image functions to determine both the positions and orientations of magnetic scatterers relative to a given type of emitter. Such holographic images thus should provide direct information on short-range magnetic spin configurations near surfaces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9656-9659
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Volume50
    Issue number13
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

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    Kaduwela, A. P., Wang, Z., Thevuthasan, S., Van Hove, M. A., & Fadley, C. S. (1994). Imaging short-range magnetic order by spin-polarized photoelectron holography. Physical Review B, 50(13), 9656-9659. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.50.9656