Hybridization-induced oscillatory magnetic polarization of C(60) orbitals at the C(60)/Fe(001) interface
2011 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 98, no 22, 222505- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have studied the electronic and magnetic properties of the interface between C(60) molecules and a Fe(001) surface. X-ray absorption spectroscopy and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism studies of C(60) monolayers on Fe(001) surfaces show that hybridization between the frontier orbitals of C(60) and continuum states of Fe leads to a significant magnetic polarization of C(60) pi*-derived orbitals. The magnitude and also the sign of this polarization were found to depend markedly on the excitation energy. These observations underline the importance of tailoring the interfacial spin polarization at the Fermi level of ferromagnet/organic semiconductor interfaces for applications in organic spintronics.
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American Institute of Physics , 2011. Vol. 98, no 22, 222505- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69906DOI: 10.1063/1.3595269ISI: 000291405700043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-69906DiVA: diva2:433239
Original Publication: T. L. A. Tran, P. K. J. Wong, M. P. de Jong, W. G. van der Wiel, Yiqiang Zhan and Mats Fahlman, Hybridization-induced oscillatory magnetic polarization of C(60) orbitals at the C(60)/Fe(001) interface, 2011, Applied Physics Letters, (98), 22, 222505. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3595269 Copyright: American Institute of Physics http://www.aip.org/2011-08-092011-08-082015-05-13