Spin Polarization Inversion at Benzene-Absorbed Fe4N Surface.

Citation data:

Scientific reports, ISSN: 2045-2322, Vol: 5, Issue: 1, Page: 10602

Publication Year:
2015
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/556941
PMID:
26012892
DOI:
10.1038/srep10602
PMCID:
PMC4445049
Author(s):
Zhang, Qian; Mi, Wenbo; Wang, Xiaocha; Wang, Xuhui
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature; Nature Publishing Group
Tags:
Multidisciplinary
article description
We report a first-principle study on electronic structure and simulation of the spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy graphic of a benzene/Fe(4)N interface. Fe(4)N is a compound ferromagnet suitable for many spintronic applications. We found that, depending on the particular termination schemes and interface configurations, the spin polarization on the benzene surface shows a rich variety of properties ranging from cosine-type oscillation to polarization inversion. Spin-polarization inversion above benzene is resulting from the hybridizations between C p(z) and the out-of-plane d orbitals of Fe atom.